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  • 22-11-2017
  • Gregory Batsleer at Festival Voices: Session Ugly Duck

  • Festival Voices: Session Ugly Duck, London 25th November, 19.30pm.

    Gregory Batsleer has recently co-founded vocal ensemble called Festival Voices, which has been set up to explore new ways of interpreting the great art of choral music and actively challenge some of the pre-existing perceptions as to what a choral concert is.

    Ugly Duck is an evening of collaborative choral music from Festival Voices, featuring works by Arvo Pärt, Frank Martin and Henry Purcell.

    Pärt’s Magnificat and The Woman with the Alabaster Box are illuminated by bespoke lighting design, transforming aural colours into stunning visuals.
    Martin’s Five Songs of Ariel are embodied by Paris-based mime artist Jason Ribes, who transforms the role of Shakespeare’s supernatural spirit into something rich and strange.
    Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas is rescored with electronic music by producer and DJ Nico Bentley and the Pencil Collective.
    Please check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgD9dwGokiU.
    Visit website for further info www.festivalvoices.com

  • 21-11-2017
  • Sara Radstone: More Than Words

  • 17 November-10 June 2018, York Museums Trust.

    The Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) presents a moving retrospective exhibition of work by British artist Sara Radstone. It features 50 works which looks at how her work has changed and developed over the course of a career spanning nearly 40 years.
    Designed by Martin Smith, the exhibition follows the quiet progression of Sara’s life in ceramics beginning with early works created as she sought to reinterpret the vessel form. Following her struggles and successes with the material, the exhibition tracks the evolution of Sara’s ideas as she moved from vessels to freestanding sculptures, wall-based multiples and installations.
    Radstone’s work has been shown all over the world and constantly tests and challenges many of the preconceptions of what ceramic art should be. The exhibition will also include new work created by Radstone especially for the show.
    For more information visit https://www.yorkartgallery.org.uk/exhibition/sara-radstone-more-than-words/

  • 15-11-2017
  • Harold Offeh performs at Attenborough Centre Brighton.

  • Harold Offeh will perform in 'They Taught Me Laughing to Keep From Crying' at Attenborough Centre, Brighton on 20th November https://beinghumanfestival.org/event/they-taught-me-laughing-to-keep-fro...
    Drawing on the University of Sussex’s archives, this event explores Dutch academic Rosey Pool’s exceptional life and her relationships with prominent black writers of the Harlem Renaissance. Part talk, part experimental performance, Doug Haynes, Diarmuid Hester, Joanna Pawlik and Harold will be bringing to life the University’s rich archival holdings in African American culture in unique and inspiring ways.

    Harold Offeh has also co-curated a project called 'House Taken Over' with Eduardo Padilha at Balin House Projects in London, October - December 2018. https://balinhouseprojects.wordpress.com. BHProjects also features a programe of Saturday Lunches, an exhibition, a walk & talk and workshops. With commissioned writer in residence, Jes Fernie and a publication designed by graphic designer Sarah Boris.

  • 14-11-2017
  • Eley Williams speaking at the Austrian Cultural Forum

  • Eley William has been commissioned by Steven Fowler to respond to the work of Peter Handke at the Austrian Cultural Forum. Illuminations III : Peter Handke. Nov 15th, 7:00 pm, Austrian Cultural Forum
    http://www.theenemiesproject.com/#/illuminations/

    One of the world's foremost novelists, playwrights and poets, Peter Handke's body of work is a question to the entire consciousness of post-war Europe. His work has been a beacon of critical and prolific experimentation, and his polarising persona and numerous works have forced European novelists of the last 50 years to, at the very least, accept or reject his style and substance. His output is remarkably underappreciated in the UK, if not generally unrecognised and so this event, in a small way, aims to rectify a considerable imbalance.