2 October 2016

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Video-poems and new writing from Michael Smith

Join us at the Archway With Words book festival for a selection of new writings, readings and films by Michael Smith. Michael Smith is the author of several novels (Giro Playboy, Unreal City, and Shorty Loves Wing Wong for Faber & Faber), but his work also explores how writing can enrich other media – he’s made an album of […]

29 September 2016

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Programme 1 Launch Event

Launching Visions in the Nunnery’s Programme 1, featuring Uriel Orlow, Mikhail Karikis and Ruth Novaczek and Tanya Syed, with works that that follow the meandering of special characters and their train of thoughts.   The evening will feature live performances from Calum F Kerr, Philip Lee & Cally Trench, Jacek Ludwig Scarso, who will premiere […]

29 September 2016

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Visions Symposium

The Visions symposium will explore how do emerging media inform moving image and performance practices with a Lizzie Masterton live performance and a special screening of Roma MAF (Media Art Festival) works selected by Valentino Catricalà and Laura Leuzzi. Curated by Cinzia Cremona and Tessa Garland, Visions 2016 showcases over 100 international artists’ work through […]

27 September 2016

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Marina Abramović’s The Scream

To celebrate Visions in the Nunnery’s performances weekend, join us for an exclusive screening of Marina Abramović’s THE SCREAM with LIMA.   Artists screened throughout the weekend will include Liam Geary Baulch & Jeremy Laffon, G. Roland Biermann, Anne Brodie, Lidija Kononenko, Irina Danilova & Hiram Levy, Robert Luzar, Antonis Sideras, Nick Turvey & Joanna […]

19 September 2016

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The Yaz Fentazi Trio

The Mosaic Rooms and Arts Canteen are pleased to present a special intimate concert by The Yaz Fentazi Trio(Algeria). The Yaz Fentazi Trio perform music that draws on the rich musical traditional of jazz, blues and North African music, built around their original compositions, the trio’s irresistible grooves and vibrant rhythm create a sizzling party atmosphere. The music […]

20 August 2016

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Those Nights of Magic and Myth

Immerse yourself in the power of stories with Chirine El Ansary’s free rewritings of cycles from The One Thousand and One Nights. In this 50-minute storytelling performance, Chirine El Ansary will weave a thread of magic and enchantment across one of the richest and evoking products of the human imagination and transport you through an endless […]

19 August 2016

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‘Scarred, Shifting and Sacred Sites’: an evening of art, advocacy and performance

Join us for an evening of artists’ talks, presentations and discussion to investigate the ways performative practices challenge prejudice, fear and violence towards the body in society. For the second of two themed conversations in the gallery in September Autograph ABP invites curatorial partnership Something Human to guest curate an evening of artist presentations and […]

29 July 2016

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‘Desire Caught by the Tail’ by Pablo Picasso

The Nunnery Gallery is proud to host the first UK production of Picasso’s rarely produced play Desire Caught by the Tail in two exclusive outdoor performances to mark the end of their summer event programme. Award-winning company LUXE will present Picasso’s highly stylised and surrealist piece of theatre, directed by founder and Bow Arts artist […]

16 July 2016

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The Chronotopes of Palestine

The Chronotopes of Palestine is a series of five audio-visual ethnographic short films,  which explore the relationship between memory and place in the context of the ongoing Palestinian dispossession through the memories of three generations of families in Poland and the UK. The films can be described as ‘follow the routes’ films that strive to trace […]

12 July 2016

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Sybarite Nights

Sybarite Nights music happenings take place in one of London’s best kept secret venues for fabulous and unexpected pleasures. Expect fabled and exquisite performances from an expanded spectrum of performers young and old. Musicians and performers for this popular evening of entertainment will feature some very special guests along with a line-up of some of our brilliant regular […]

8 July 2016

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Once Upon a Time in Croydon

The evening presents a rare opportunity to watch a series of short documentaries of 1960s Croydon on the big screen and features historic footage from the British Pathé archive. It is part of National Trust’s Edge City: Croydon week which celebrates the contemporary heritage of the Borough.  

4 July 2016

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Long Play: Past and Future Records

Explore The Mosaic Rooms after hours this summer at a special music themed late opening. DJ Chris Menist will be spinning the best in rare and vintage Arabic vinyl as you immerse yourself in Larissa Sansour’s first London solo exhibition “In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain(link is external)“. A single song can have the […]

23 June 2016

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Jude Crilly: Forecasting

The RYDER Projects is pleased to present Forecasting, a solo exhibition by Jude Crilly. Through sculpture and video the exhibition projects the world of forecasting – the process of predicting future trends based on present data. The gallery space becomes a set of speculation, where the world of fashion interlaces with abstraction, virtuality and complexity. The artist […]

23 June 2016

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Jerwood Staging Series

Four events staging live work and moving-image commissioned by Jerwood Charitable Foundation will take place on 7,9,12 and 14 July, supporting event-based presentations of work by over 18 artists.  For its tenth anniversary summer season, Jerwood Visual Arts present four one off events in early July supporting the work of over 18 early career artists. […]

14 June 2016

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Wagner’s Parsifal and the Challenge to Psychoanalysis

International Day Conference In our conference ‘Wagner, Freud and the End of Myth’ (2013) we argued that by taking the mythic dimension and bringing it into the human realm, Wagner anticipated Freud in his depiction of unconscious processes of the mind. It could be said that Freud and Wagner were dealing with the same stuff […]

14 June 2016

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The Psycho-Cultural Dynamics of Emotion, Power and Politics in Richard III

Panel discussion and performance The Freud Museum in association with Bournemouth University present a special panel discussion on the themes of Shakespeare’s Richard III and the motivations of its characters and the play’s relevance for contemporary understandings of emotion and politics. The event includes the performance of some key speeches from the play as performed […]

14 June 2016

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Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus: Public Collection Tate Modern

A live exploration of artworks that questions the museum as a permanent collection Public Collection Tate Modern 2016 is a new site-specific work by the Romanian artists Alexandra Pirici and Manuel Pelmus. The work is enacted by a group of five performers who use their bodies to transform artworks originally made in other media. These include […]

14 June 2016

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Tania Bruguera: Tatlins Whisper #5

Two mounted police officers patrol the museum space, guiding and controlling the audience In Tania Bruguera’s Tatlins Whisper #5 two police officers use crowd control techniques that are familiar to anyone who has attended a pop concert, football match or political demonstration.   The performance might include: closing off the gallery entrance or entrances; manipulating the audience into a single […]

14 June 2016

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Roman Ondak: Good Feelings in Good Times

A chance to see the first performance work to enter the Tate collection Roman Ondák’s Good Feelings in Good Times 2003 is an artificially created queue performed by a small group of participants. Though it may not be instantly recognisable as an artwork when it is in the gallery, within a forty-minute period, the queue will form, dissolve […]

14 June 2016

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Tarek Atoui: The Reverse Collection

Experience improvised performance with ten instruments  The last chapter of a project initiated in 2014 in Berlin, the performance consists of ten instruments which will be played in the South Tank at Tate Modern Tarek Atoui’s sound pieces will be based on three new scores by the artist and two other composers. They are intended as structures […]

11 June 2016

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A Post Apocalyptic Palestinian Supper Club

Join us for a special three course supper club conceptually based on Larissa Sansour’s ongoing sci-fi work and her interest in food and politics. Sansour and Palestinian chef and food writer Joudie Kalla, of Palestine on a Plate, will invite diners on a journey through past, present and future. With factors such as limited water resources, land confiscation and […]

7 June 2016

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Sigmund’s Shorts: Memoirs of a nurse

Second Sunday Screenings Join us for the latest in this series of monthly screenings introduced by filmmaker, Esther Toth. Can there ever be a conclusion of analysis, or is it little more than myth? Do we ever actually get to the bottom of it and then proceed on our own, or would we continue eternally, […]

4 June 2016

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Social Media as Archives of the Arab Uprisings

Social media has played an influential role in the revolutions that make up the Arab uprisings. While many debates have revolved around the use of social media to mobilise and document protest with unrivalled immediacy, this event focuses on social media as archives that lend ongoing power and testimony to past occurrences and keep them […]

26 May 2016

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Karaoke Court

Karaoke Court23 June 2016, 7pm till lateThe Yard Theatre, 2A Queen’s Yard, Hackney Wick, London E9 5EN Karaoke Court is a live performance and arbitration process where participants agree to resolve their disputes by singing karaoke before an audience-jury. Litigants will select, prepare and perform songs as a way of resolving their disputes with each […]

26 May 2016

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Exceptional & Extraordinary: unruly bodies and minds in the medical museum

Acclaimed artists take over the Royal College of Physicians, home to medicine for almost 500 years, to bring their bodies, minds and provocative visions to the fore in the first of two special events. Embark on an extraordinary, interactive theatrical journey with Julie McNamara as she delves museum collections to tell stories of ‘the mad, […]

20 May 2016

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SHIVA NOVA: INDIAN & AFRICAN MUSIC & DANCE WORKSHOPS

Shiva Nova is one of the West’s leading cross-cultural ensembles, comprising of musicians from around the world and led by composer Priti Paintal.   Blending urban and folk, jazz and ambient sounds with influences from Indian, African, Caribbean and Western music, they celebrate cultural diversity through music, storytelling, dance, visual art, projection, circus and theatre. Shiva […]

6 May 2016

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Adam Green’s Aladdin premiere presented by Annin Arts

The fantasy film stars an ensemble cast featuring some of New York’s biggest art, music and film talent, including Francesco Clemente, Macaulay Culkin, Natasha Lyonne, Alia Shawkat, Har Mar Superstar, Devendra Banhart, Bip Ling, Jack Dishel, Zoe Kravitz and many more with full set and props painted by Adam Green! The movie features a brand […]

5 May 2016

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Sybarite Nights | music performance cabaret

Sybarite Nights  Friday 13th May 7.30pm – 11pm Admission free If you have not yet attended one of Leyden Gallery’s Sybarite Nights our special Friday the 13th event could be your lucky night. If you have already borne witness you know you can expect another fantastic Cabaret extravaganza event at Leyden Gallery. Expect an evening filled with music […]