Poetry and Spoken Word
Brave tales for Winter Nights - Storytelling and Music in Hackney
Eternal Song - Stories from the Kalevala
Wednesday 14th January 2004 8pm £5/£3
The Kalevala is the national epic of Finland, containing stories some
5,000 years old. Stories of Creation, the birth of song, the origin of
fire, unfolding in an ancient world, rich in the spirits of forest, sea
and sky. Nick Hennessy brings out the song in the story and the story
in the song. He is a powerful, passionate performer - wordsmith, singer
and musician. He has travelled in Finland and the Russian Karelia and
in 2000 he won the 6th World Championship of the Finno-Ugric epic singing.
The Curse of Kali
Wednesday 25th February 2004 8pm £5/£3
On the red sands of the southern tip of India stands an ancient temple.
It tilts towards the sea as though about to fall in. At a high tide, the
sea sweeps through the courtyard while the wind wails past the pillared
corridors. According to the local people it is the cry of eterenal suffering,
of souls under a never-ending curse... The story of a dangerous bargain
with a goddess, the sacrifice of a dancer and the overpowering love of
a father. Seema Anand captivates her audience, telling ancient myth for
modern times. she dares to ask the question: is it possible to carve out
one¹s own fate?
After the show - music by Nasha Records in the bar - www.nasha.co.uk
Music Nights in the Bar
THE SOUTH HACKNEY INSITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, The Michael Portillo School
of Occult Studies and 291 Gallery presents......... in Association with
Violet the Cat¹s Pataphysical Space Programme........ A lot of interesting
music being played by some guy named Dave. An evening of recorded musical
entertainment with a written exam to follow in the bar of 291....
Thursday 15th January, some time after 7pm until they make us go home
- free entry
Wednesday 21st January 2004, 8pm, Entry free
IM, SICAMORE, ORPHAN, MAKINOISE, PLUS ROSSIQUE DJ SET & LARGE SCALE
im presents inspired forays into choppy beats and sine wave melodies,
hinting at the syncopated structures of jazz, two step and drum &
bass. The sound of sicamore is both personal and endearing. Loose, patchwork
tunes offering strong melodies and heart wrenching lyrical observations,
warm, clever, alienated and joyous.
Orphan revisits the repetitive rhythms and discordant melodies of techno,
as she twists the form to create an atmosphere which is at once machinic
and organic. Makinoises minimal compositions use the specific qualities
of the glitch to weave a flickering tapestry of deep melodic gestures
and subtle rhythms. Rossique will be bringing a varied box of vinyl for
your listening pleasure.
VAUDEVILLE PRESENTS A NEW YEAR...
Saturday 24th January 2004 9pm - 2am
WHIRLWIND HEAT + MISS PAIN Play live!!!
WHIRLWIND HEAT, bring their scuzzed-up, Jack White-produced, Terry Richardson
approved, art noise to the vaulted beams of VAUDEVILLE!!! A live act to
surpass any other... They may be young, they may be cute, but where the
hell do they get all their energy from???
Plus BURLESQUE ACTS!!! (TBA) and DJ's DIVO and BLACKMARK
Tickets: £10 (+ booking fee) TicketWeb on www.ticketweb.co.uk
or 08700 600 100.
Poetry and Spoken Word
Monday 26th January (and on the last Monday of every month) 7pm
The first speakeasy of the New Year with host and MC Baden Prince Jnr
and a new line up:
Bette O'Callaghan: Been there, done it. Don't try this at home...
Toke - the African Queen
Phase - Sensitivity with lyrical intensity
Niall O'Sullivan - the Artful Dodgers cheeky older brother
Aoife Mannix - looks like fun but you know its bound to end in tears
Music from acoustic magician Alisha Sufit
Thursday 29th January 7.30pm
- now: east london experimental 5 piece - catchy, comely, grooving, experimental,
temperamental, spontaneous, contemporary, inventive, pragmatic, exotic,
singular, feline, bountiful, excitable, serendipitous, nutritious, mercurial,
melodious, harmonious. with sets including a multifarious array of instrumentation
including gongs, harmoniums, frogs, castanets and telephones.
- fs_ion: south london based solo artist presenting a set of electro,
punk aural onslaughts which break through with powerful melodies and glorious
femme fatale sentiments.
- ann-maire james: a new short video piece - 'original motion picture
- new photographic and filmic work from associated utrophia artists tbc,
Film & Video - Call for Submissions
TAPE291 is an annual film/video and new digital media event dedicated
to showcasing the work of emerging and established artists. We are seeking
work that demonstrates a diverse and innovative approach. If you have
a short film/video/video installation/animation/new digital media work
and would like to apply to take part in this event, please send submissions
to Deana Wright, TAPE291 at 291 Gallery. TAPE 291, Deadline: January 12th
For information about 291 Gallery or the 291 Programme contact
Lisa Jensen: 0207 613 5676
Gallery, Director Edwina Orr,
291 Hackney Road London E2 8NA
Tel:020 7613 5676 Fax: 020 7613 5692