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291 Gallery

July 2004

291 Poetry & Spoken Word


Mon 28th June Doors: 7pm Starts: 8pm Entry £5/£3 concs
Junes Speakeasy welcomes Luton balladeer and mandolin player John Hegley, the clown prince of poetry. As usual John will be accompanied by manic sidekick Andrew Bailey, beating out unfathomable rhythms on the glove of love. Undercard features dynamic performance poet Amen Noir; suave and urbane James Byrne (motto: My name is Byrne, James Byrne...); and Asher Hoyles irrepressible, original roots & culture stylee. Come early or you may not get in!

291 Film & Video


291 Bar Tuesday 6th July 8pm-11pm Free entry
Shortfilms / documentary / experimental video / music video night held every two months at 291. This month¹s DJ interludes provided by an alternative Ben Sims set. Shortfilm by Femi Banjo, documentary by Lina Ikse Bergman, international beat box music video featuring the second only ever screening by acclaimed director Elliott + fresh new styles from Poland. VJ set by Dubassy. 4x4 is presented by Exceeda.

21 Performance & Spoken Word
PeppaMint Sundayz9

291 Bar Sunday 11th July 6.30 - 11pm £5
A new lively and exciting jam & chillout night fusing music, some of the best in song, poetry & spoken word, comedy, live performance and visuals. This months artists include: DJs: Afro Boy & Mr Gee - Afro-Gee. Social activist & word entrepreneur Carl Ramsey. Singer / songwriter / musician CC Martin. Singer, songwriter & musician LeJaune Royer. Songwriter, rapper, orator & lyricist Lyric L. Comedian Mr Cee. Singer, songwriter & musician J' Nay. Performance poet, writer & spoken word recording artist Phenzwaan. Violinist and musician Xavier & others tbc. All welcome to come and chillout, network, relax and enjoy PeppaMint Sundayz every 2nd Sunday of the month.

291 Poetry & Spoken Word
Sweet n Sour

291 Bar Tuesday 13th July £3
This Cinematic Cabaret fuses spoken words, acoustic sound, theatrics and visual arts. An exclusive performance from performer/poet Sundra, the writer of the hip, funky poems Star Child and Ernesto the founder of the successful series of queer poetry readings Homophone. Also, a jam session led by adventurous percussionist Jams Reyes and a mix of ambient-alternative-rock-house-poetry by composers Vacha and Mescalinaeden.
A showcase of films from multi-media artists and members of the free art-form festival London Biennale 2004: Mixed-media artist Regine Elliott uses the body as visual language to explore the effects of abuse, and Geraldine Gallarvardin shows video work connecting dance and political events with a strong rhythmical, musical element.

291 Digital Evening


291 Bar Wednesday 14th July 7.30pm-11.30pm Free entry
Featuring Alexander Tuckers ( guitar, vocals & electronics, audio-visual improv duo Angharad Davies (violin) & Ben Drew (electronics), ScKRyBbLL, spontaneous music group using computer, turntable, dictaphone, shortwave radio and various other sound sources. Plus selected additional projections and dj sets.

291 Film & Video


291 Bar Thursday 15th July 8pm Doors open 7pm £2.50
Producing work that packs a powerful punch that leaves you shell shocked and mentally broken, film maker John Close will be showing short films and premiering his 17 minute horror PSYCHOSOMATIC. Programme includes - Phone call from Frankie Falsone, The Last Minstrel, The Snitch, Being At Home, The Fiddler, Street Justice & The Security Guard. Also including work from collaborators Daniel Goodwin, Jonathan Barnes, Charles Devane & Marco Lambroschini.

291 Film & Video

60 Seconds Video Show

291 Main Gallery & Bar Friday 16th July screenings 9.30pm & 10.30pm, Free entry.
60 international artists use 60 seconds of screen time to investigate the use of time as a material in video and film and examine the idea of time as a universal language, using the restraints of 60 seconds of screen time to challenge conventional thinking in video. Curated by Cliodhna Murphy and James Payne.

291 Digital Evening
Medulla Intimata

291 Bar Tuesday 20th July 8pm-11pm Free entry
Tina Gonsalves and Tom Donaldson, artists who form the Clutch responsive video collaboration, will preview their latest project, Medulla Intimata, an experiment in responsive video jewellery portraiture. Tina and Tom will each wear a necklace in which a video screen is embedded. The video displayed is created in real-time in direct response to conversations they have with participants in the gallery. Tina and Tom will relax in 291 bar and chat to anyone around. As they do so, video portraits of them will appear on the jewellery, at times cold and formal, at others lush and flirtatious, depending on the tone and mood of the conversation they are having. The net result will be a dynamic, occasionally awkward, often vulnerable, and sometimes inciteful portrait of them, their interactions and their response to those around them. Medulla Intimata will be previewed at 291 prior to an international tour. This show will test the effectiveness of the responses. Medulla Intimata has been supported by the Banff New Media Institute in Canada, The Australia Arts Council, Arts Queensland and ArtSway.

291 Performance


291 Main Gallery Saturday 24th July 9pm £7/£5conc
After the successes of That Naughty Coat!, Kristophe and Boyos Journey and The Left Hand that Wasn't Right, 291 Gallery presents the next in its series of strange and startling monthly interactive performance eveningsŠ An exploration of what lies behind closed doors
Walk through a door to discover domestic disharmony, dinner tables, old lovers, empty hearths, stolen biscuits and other entirely fascinating situations. Spend 10 Minutes with My Dad, Use your binoculars, Witness the man who has collected too many plastic bags and What is that woman doing with that sock?

291 Spoken Word & Poetry


291 Bar Monday 26th July Doors open at 7pm for an 8pm start. £4 with flyer/text; £5 without.
This months Speakeasy, East London¹s premier poetry and spoken word event features Anjan Sahas one-man show, Lost Luggage. Support acts include Scottish bard and self-confessed obsessive-neurotic Elvis McGonagall (go figure); fresh and fragrant new voice Saffron McGowan; and, completing the Celtic flavour, young gun Tolu Agbola. Special guest: the mighty El Crisis. Host and MC: Baden Prince Jnr.

291 Digital Evening


291 Bar Thursday 29th July 8pm Voluntary contribution (£2)
Renowned for providing a platform for new audio and visual artists, this free improv night features members of Limn, now, the Naciente Quartet, Alan and more (audience participation welcome), bringing a range of instruments together to create sounds to contest a musical text or script, complemented by interactive visual presentations from Waldemar Pranckiewicz, as well as new photographic and filmic work from artists connected to the utrophia network.

291 Literature

You Too Can Have This Beautiful Life

291 Bar Friday 30th July 8pm-2am Free entry
MA in Writing students from Warwick University in association with White Trash Intellectualslaunch their anthology You Too Can Have This Beautiful Life. The anthology contains work by twelve talented new writers and poets, and they invite you to find out their secrets for beautiful living and beguile you with readings from their work.

291 Bar is open! SUMMER OPENING HOURS:

Tuesday and Wednesday 6pm-midnight

and Thursday, Friday and Saturday 6pm - 2am.
If you would like to have your party, booklaunch, screening, wedding, after-show drinks, performance night, etc., at 291 Gallery please call us on 020 7613 5676. We can offer DJ decks, projection equipment, technical support, late bar, a nice garden with genuine animal noises (we are next door to the city farm) and the best catering in the east end from Frizzante@City Farm (Time Out Family Restaurant of the year 2004)


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