It's All Happening! festival – Alessi's Ark!

The very first It’s All Happening festival! A day of folk music, acoustic indie, original art, craft, spoken word, performance poetry and film – in short our favourite things. Taking place at the Gallery Cafe in Bethnal Green, on June 23rd, from 1pm til late, tickets are available now! We’re thrilled that the lovely Alessi’s ArkContinue reading “It's All Happening! festival – Alessi's Ark!”

Opera. Silent. In a tunnel?

Silent Opera. Vault Festival. Directed by Daisy Evans, recipient of the Sky Arts Futures Fund Produced in association with Old Vic New Voices As my first experience of opera, this was not so much akin as being dangled upside down by the ankles into a whirlpool of creative interpretations. It wasn’t to everyone’s taste, evident by theContinue reading “Opera. Silent. In a tunnel?”

F.O.L.K…C.O.N…T.R.A…P..T…I.O..N – it's The Folk Contraption

My plus one asked me what I thought of The Folk Contraption, a night of story telling and folk music brought by The Rogue’s Gallery at London’s Vault Festival. ‘Wonderful.’ I replied. But apparently that won’t make for a whole review. Tales of dragons and suicides, train journeys and lost property, flowing rivers and fleetingContinue reading “F.O.L.K…C.O.N…T.R.A…P..T…I.O..N – it's The Folk Contraption”

Stable States – a show of art in flux

Opening night: Thursday 16th February,18:00-21.00 then open from Friday 17th – Wednesday 22nd February 2012 Six contemporary artists. A diversity of disciplines. A  range of media. Taking place at Cultivate, Vyner  Street,an artist run gallery built on a diy collective framework that evolves and revolves around the local art scene, Stable States is an exciting arrangementContinue reading “Stable States – a show of art in flux”

Ben Gooding – etching his way to an epiphany

When looking at Ben Gooding’s collection of aluminium drawings, from a distance, they resemble a sound wave, or a sweep of light, one unified movement over the surface. A strong imposing metal and a definite motion. Abandoning colour, dimension and expression, each piece is systemic and striking. Look closely however and you will see that each isContinue reading “Ben Gooding – etching his way to an epiphany”