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St John on Bethnal Green

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200 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9PA
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Efg London Jazz Festival - Terry Edwards Presents

Efg London Jazz Festival - Terry Edwards Presents

Our series has for over a decade been about the ‘experience’, an invitation to a journey down a rabbit hole of sound and ideas. A running theme is collaging or the pull and push of the disparate into a whole. This is a concert originally conceived for a milestone birthday but delayed by the world put on pause. We now invite you to go through the looking glass with multi-instrumentalist – and legend – Terry Edwards (Tindersticks, PJ Harvey, Gallon Drunk, Holy Holy, Jerry Dammers etc). The Smiths’ melodies have always reminded Terry of Plainsong – where better to listen to those melodies than the benign walls of St John’s (courtesy of soprano Jan Goodkin with piano interventions from Rod Melvin)? We tune into BAG which consists of transatlantic duo Dan Allison (London) and Jody DeSchutter (BC, Canada), whose strange worlds are journeyed and mapped; sounds and words dissolve into colour and back again. Then the bass and voice of Jem Moore (The Scapegoats; Serious Drinking) performing a unique interpretation of The Masque of Anarchy, the long poem which Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote in indignation against the Peterloo Massacre of 1819. We move finally to Edwards’s own direct contribution with The Near Jazz Experience. This ensemble combines the rhythm section of Madness bassist Mark Bedford and former Higsons drummer Simon Charterton with Terry Edwards front playing saxes (two at once), trumpet, melodica & flute. This is a two-hour expedition in new music, near the edges of genre, that will pour like tea into the curious minds and souls sat in the pews. An event for all ages. As always with this series we endeavour to make our audience feel as safe, comfortable and welcome as we possibly can. Pay-What-You-Can entry (we suggest £10 adult, children free) on the door, subject to availability/capacity.

Sat 13 Nov

Jozef Van Wissem

Dec 14th - St. This is an 18+ event .

Tue 14 Dec

£16.23

Lost Christmas: Dude, Where’s My Card?

Lost Map Records present an afternoon contemplating the antiquated tradition of exchanging cards, the moral dilemma of keeping in touch just once a year, and the often erotic politics behind who stays on the list (and who gets cut).

Sat 11 Dec

Suggested ticket price £10; Children free

With The Pictish Trail, Molly Linen and Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business.

Pictish Trail, Molly Linen & Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business

Lost Map present an afternoon contemplating the antiquated tradition of exchanging cards, the moral dilemma of keeping in touch just once a year, and the often erotic politics behind who stays on the list (and who gets cut). With Pictish Trail, Molly Linen and Jenny Moore’s Mystic Business. Lost Map records was established in 2013, from The Pictish Trail’s caravan home on the Planet Eigg (56°54’N, 06°10’W). A brand new micro-label and collective unshackled by style or genre, it was formed with a pioneering spirit to reassess how we discover and explore music amid the disorientating digital geography of the 21st century. Pay-What-You-Can entry (we suggest £10 adult, children free) on the door, subject to availability/capacity. An event for all ages. As always with this series we endeavour to make our audience feel as safe, comfortable and welcome as we possibly can.

Sat 11 Dec

Tatcho Drom: Colour Concert

Benslow Music: Livestream with Tatcho Drom

This is no Halloween party. We are yearning for bright and colourful energies to get us through the grey Autumn and Winter. As well as vibrant dance music, Tatcho Drom will also perform some thoughtful songs from Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Special guests from the Balkan Village Band will join and jam with us for some pieces, and dancers will lead the social dances. The church is large, so whilst revelling in music and dance, we can maintain physical distancing to conduct a health-promoting event.

A bar will also be running throughout the evening.

Doors (and bar) open from 7pm Live music from 7.30 – 9.30pm

This is Tatcho Drom’s one and only London gig in 2021, so we really hope to see you all after such a long time in hiding….

Dress Code: Contribute to the colour celebration and wear as many colours as you can!

Sat 30 Oct

£7 Advanced tickets; £8 On the Door Tickets (£5 Advanced Tickets; £6 On the Door Tickets; Children free Under 15)

The Transcendence Orchestra

Dec 4th - St. This is an 18+ event .

Sat 4 Dec

£20.35

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