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291 Gallery, Thursday 7th October Doors 7.30pm Free entry
A one night event featuring a selection of artists and designers from London Metropolitan University's MA Matrix.
Among the artists showing are internationally acclaimed metalsmith Simone ten Hompel and entrepreneurial artist Neil Ferguson. Julia Moore steps inside the pseudo identities that she has created to produce her artwork, whereas Marjo Herpo invites you, the viewer, to step inside her intriguing textile cocoon to engage. Hema Rishi makes saucy things and Julia Cort explores language as mask! Pavla Alchin presents a short film inspired by actress Anny Ondra who played in Hitchcocks Manxman and Blackmail plus "photographic wallpaper" by Aurelien Thomas. The evocative memory boxes of Isabelle Tassef Ellenkoff are a real treat and feast for the imagination. Jeweller Emma Wardle has created a series of "Real Fakes" which have already been featured in "W" and ID magazine and silversmith Louise Loder presents "The Last Supper" and the more playful series of "Tools for building Sandcastles."

The diverse content of their work raises many questions regarding the gossamer boundaries between art, decoration and craft. Music will be provided by Spindrift (Whirl-y-Gig) and we invite everyone to come and celebrate with us.

291 Poetry & Spoken Word

291 Gallery, Saturday 9th October 8.00pm - 2am Entry £5
Following NuPoetics Unplugged at the Big Chill Festival the stunning collaboration of music, film, literature and video art that is Nupoetics continues to present a new and mesmerising poetry experience at 291 Gallery. Artists include Manchester VJ Andrea Burns, presenting beautiful organic visuals; the Big Chill Festivals 2004 poet in residence, Jo Burns; Sundaze: The long established Northern chillout collective featuring 66 Digriz, The Only Michael and Anne Garner. The Sam Jones Collective providing downtempo sounds, and Lisa Helmers-Olsen graces the audience with her dazzling vocals. Nupoetics resident DJ, DJ Bluskize plays blissed-out lounge-tempo and chill tunes.
Nupoetics is a collective of over fifty artists worldwide, fusing music, film, literature and multi-media art, presenting poetry in an exciting, dynamic way to contempory audiences.

291 Poetry & Spoken Word
PeppaMint Sundayz

291 Gallery, Sunday 10th October Doors 6.45pm Showtime 8.15pm Entry £5
This month, PeppaMint Sundayz presents a Black History Month special-
Kings & Queens of Poetry featuring some of the finest artists in the world of performance poetry & spoken word. The night will be fused with music and will feature performances from some of the best in song. Spoken word artists include exceptional wordsmith Carl Ramsey, Jahmessam, winner of BBC THREE Slam Poet 2004, Kat Francois; OneNess, Phenzwaan, shortMAN and US guest poets: Jive Poetic & Mahogany Browne
Special appearances by Charlie, Fidel, Lyric L, Sharlene Hector

291 Performance & Spoken Word
Sweet Œn¹ Sour

291 Gallery, Tuesday 12th October Doors 7.00pm til late £3 (Free b4 8pm)
Sweet Œn¹ Sour fuses spoken word, acoustic sound and visual art with food platters. This month, featured artists include performances from Canadian poet and writer Heather Taylor, quirky storyteller Appl’juice and Australian performance poet Cathy Flower; showcase of films by video artists Petros and Laura Malacart. Experimental music wizard Julien Puons with his little helpers is leading unpredictable jam sessions.

291 Digital Evening

291 Bar Wednesday 13th October 7.30pm Free entry
8i8 present their free monthly Art/Music night at 291. This month the art/music collective have invited Dorset-based label Dirty Demos to showcase some of their forward-thinking electronic music, featuring live sets from Makinoize, Deadwood, Blackpepper and Corpulentfoldback. DJ sets and visuals from 8i8 and Dirty Demos personnel.

8i8 provide a platform for the performance, presentation and promotion of interesting new music and art by a diverse and always changing roster of artists. As opposed to adhering to any specific style or sound, 8i8 seeks out good quality music that does not sit comfortably in established mainstream genres. 8i8 aim to support the work of visual artists through live performance, video presentations and the commissioning of innovative sleeve designs and flyers.

291 Performance
Candy is Dandy but Liquor is Quicker

291 Gallery, Friday 15th October Doors 8.00pm - 2am Performance starts 10pm £5/£3 concs, looks and flyers (Early attandance advised as space is limited)
This month, 291¹s late night cabaret is are joined for a one-off spectacular event by Bishi (Kashpoint, The Siren Suite). To celebrate the imminent release of her album she has selected some of her favourite friends and performers to entertain you for one night only. Other artists include, Bands: Bishi, The $hit, Simon Bookish, Performance: Anat Ben David (Peaches, Chicks on speed), Rosie Cooper, Marlene, Dickon Edwards, Film: Norioko Okaku, Susanne Oberbeck, DJ¹s: Sebastian (Silence is sexy, Caligula) and Jo Apps.

DISCLAIMER: Apparently some people don¹t like nudity, ideas and a polysexual selection box of fun wrapped up in a beautiful church with a ribbon of love. So if you are of a delicate constitution, you¹re probably better off with your jumbo crossword book.

291 Poetry & Spoken Word

291 Gallery, Monday 18th October Doors 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start £5/£4 flyer/text.
This month, Speakeasy, East London¹s premier poetry and spoken word event brings two special events for October. This first one-off special event, Dutch Pot - The Amsterdam Connection, is part of a national UK tour. This special event features some of the finest poets based in The Netherlands as well as UK based artists. From the Netherlands, artists include language artisan Lennie St. Luce, who has performed with many of poetry¹s living legends including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Amiri Baraka, Benjamin Zephania to name a few. Her personal, political and powerful poetry is recognised on an international scale. Poet, playwright and short storywriter Iriel Sayeed who does not speak to make the people clap; she wants to see the people act! English troubador who has now settled in the Netherlands Ken Parsons and African poetess Thandi Vilakazi. Other artists include Poet & prize winning Film maker Frank Diamond, Roger Cliffe-Thompson, Aja Waalwijk, Anneriek Van Dorst, Polish Performance Poet Grazyna Przybl and Paul Cowlan. UK artists include acclaimed writer Patricia Foster, noted for her passionate and honest performances and who¹s insightful and emotive poetry and short stories have captivated audiences across the UK and abroad. Performances also from Publisher & Filmmaker Dolly Sen and Speakeasy Host Baden Prince Jnr. Special guest co-host, Netherlands-based Barry Fitton.

291 Poetry & Spoken Word

291 Gallery, Monday 25th October Doors 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start £5/£4 flyer/text.
Speakeasy, brings a second installment of fine poetry for Black History Month. The event features the Gateway to Heaven Poets (Culture, RedHead, Amasade) featuring Ama Donna, from Jamaica. Gateway to Heaven Poets recently featured as part of the Women in Literature Festival 2004 at the Spitz. Special guest Kat Francois, winner of BBC THREE Slam Poet 2004 graces the Speakeasy stage. Other artists to be announced.

291 Performance

291 Gallery Thursday 28th October 2004 8pm-2am £5/£3 concs.
291 Gallery presents Trans_narratives a multi-media event by Jamika Ajalon. Trans_narratives is a collaborative multi-disciplinary project which deals with issues around urban landscape and cultural identity. Fragmented digital self-portraits are blended with live urban action and live improvised music, producing an interesting perspective on the contours and lived experiences within the cityscape. The event blends spoken word, music performed to/with digitally manipulated video mixed live; moving through multi-layered subliminal narratives around subjectivity and urban landscapes. Invited guests include: Poet Baden Prince Jnr., DJ Rita Ray, (The Shrine), Resonance FM, and Kevin Davy, (Kevin Davy trio). The evening will culminate in a jam session, in which musicians, spoken word artists and vocalists are invited to come along and do their thing.

Tube: Liverpool St, Old St & Bethnal Green
Buses: 55 from Old Street & 48 and 26 from Liverpool Street (alight at the former Queen Elizabeth Childrens Hospital with a short walk westwards).
Nearest Overground: Liverpool St & Cambridge Heath
291 has a large car park and there is limited parking in the area after 6pm.
Access to 291 is via its car park entrance, next to 289 Hackney Road.

291 Gallery, Director Edwina Orr, 291 Hackney Road, London, E2 8NA
T:020 7613 5676 F: 020 7613 5692



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