Here is our next event – Hungarian Association of London
Private View. All welcome!
2pm 8th December
John Réty (1930-2010) Birthday with films by Ágnes Háy
Friday 23 November 6pm. Free.
Free, all welcome
In celebration of the spectacular suffrage placard processions we will be learning how to make linocuts to create posters for theatrical performances at Torriano Meeting House.
The New Factory of the Eccentric Actor and Sunrise Theatre group will be performing “How Women Won the Vote” by Cicely Hamilton and Christopher St John, “A Chat with Mrs Chicky” by Evelyn Glover, “The Maid and the Magistrate” by Graham Moffet and “The Apple” by Inez Bensusan on 18 December.
Come to a workshop to design and make posters for this theatrical spectacular.
Tea, cake, discussion
A new era of avantgarde, experimental, very old and socially important films are being shown at Torriano.
The story of an elderly woman’s almost supernatural journey back into her past. The elderly woman is a strong-willed professor who leaves her family one day to visit an old friend. But what starts out as a normal journey soon becomes a voyage into the unknown when she loses her way and boards a bus driven by an uncaring driver and filled with stone-faced apathetic passengers.
All welcome FREE Donation
for your diary 2pm Saturday 8 December: Animated Films and Videos by Agnes Hay including ‘In Memory of John Rety’
A collaboration between Alex Brew and Pilar Awa
Sounds and Songs inspired by and written in the Pyrenees mountains surrounded by images of nature paintings and photographs.
Todo canta. Everything sings. It feels like the mountain too and that all beings dwelling on her ground are also singers. The seen and the unseen.
This performance is a set of songs written and performed by Pilar about the land, the folk, the water, the people. Alex brings paintings from the world inside and around her. It’s about what happens to us when we open our eyes, our ears, our inner senses to the beauty around us.
Pilar Awa is a singer and songwriter. She works in community education and regeneration projects. She uses the practices of meditation and Deep listening -inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh- for her daily life, community work and increasingly for song writing. She is building a home in the Catalan Pyrenees pilarawa.wordpress.com
Alex Brew is a British Focusing Association Focusing Practitioner. She combines Focusing and an active art practice where she develops her appreciation for all aspects of the world including trees , mountains and everything that is felt but not visible. She believes that in a world where powerful governmental and corporate forces are making us manageable and distancing us from life in every way possible, developing resilience in our inner lives, and community lives is vital.
Each day the performance will be a bit different.
There will be a Focusing & Art workshop taster at 6pm on Friday 26th for one hour before the singing. For info visit about Focusing: https://drawingonfocusing.wordpress.com/
Entrance by donation (suggested minimum £5 but please give generously)
Fun Palace 6th October 11.03am -10.15pm. Joan Littlewood’s vision of arts and sciences for all. Torriano Meeting House is a Fun Palace today (and every day).
At our previous Fun Palaces a time machine was built, poetry was delivered from the top of a ladder, robots roamed the floor, Iraqi love songs were sung, telescopes were constructed, a mobile grew and grew, the beginning of the universe was pondered, the arts and science of the Russian Revolution were celebrated, thoughts were had, conversations were long, brains twitched, the spirit took flight, the soul had pleasure…and this year something of the sort will grow again.
9th September 7.30. £5/£4 according to pocket
Angela France and Josephine Corcoran, introduced by Maggie Butt
Intra-city work commutes, European train rides, the visiting of familiar places and the relocation to new ones, expressions of concern for teeth, old men drinking Capri-Sun, young women drinking beer and wine, the eating of digestive biscuits and honey, the chopping of fresh pears for inclusion within dessert, the following of uncertain impulses and the living of an often online life.
Amongst all this, and much more besides, Alan Cunningham (Count from Zero to One Hundred) has crafted a restless tale about the tenderness and grace that can be found in failing the idea of one’s self. Echoing work by Georges Perec and Clarice Lispector, Sovereign Invalid is an often jarring novella that explores what occurs when we abandon a desire for constant strength and instead embrace, however delicately, the troubling limits of our bodies.
About the author: Alan Cunningham is from the north of Ireland and is the author of Count from Zero to One Hundred (Penned in the Margins, 2013) and Sovereign Invalid (Dostoyevsky Wannabe, 2018). A collection of narrative essays, New Green Fool: Essays after The Green Fool, will be published by Gorse Editions in 2019.