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Archive for the month “January, 2014”

The Oh Hellos

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The Oh Hellos are Maggie and Tyler Heath, intentionally-independent self-produced musicians hailing…

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

A lament for a friend. 

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Booking Now : Bukowski’s Cass @ VAULT Festival

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BUKOWSKI’S CASS

By Opera Viscera  

 

“Cass was a spirit stuck in a form that would not hold her”- Charles Bukowski. 

 

After its sold-out production of Narcissus and Echo at OPEN Ealing, Opera Viscera now present this American story of nature, destruction & beauty by Charles Bukowski at VAULT Festival. 

 

From Bukowski’s short story, The Most Beautiful Woman In Town, Cass, 19, gives herself away without care, soaring to stunning, self-destroying summits. Her reflection threatens to overpower her, like the wind her motion never stops and she cannot hide because her breath moves nature.

Opera Viscera transforms Cass into music. Between concert performance, story telling and dance, this unusual ensemble evokes a dangerous but irresistible figure, inviting the audience to be intimate with her, contemplating beauty and its power over our contemporary perversions.”

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

I can’t resist.

I’m going to this.

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February @ The Romanian Cultural Institute

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These events @ the Romanian Cultural Institute  are free and well worth a look.

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Jessica Eaton @ The Hospital Club

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From Friday January 24 until February 8

The Hospital Club Gallery presents Jessica Eaton’s debut London exhibition Ad Infintum, in collaboration with Print Sales at The Photographers’ Gallery.

 

Eaton’s practice shifts the focus onto the photographic medium itself by deconstructing the various elements and effects involved in making photography. In her cflaal series she utilises analogue techniques such as the additive system of colour by photographing a series of wooden cubes that are painted various shades of white, grey and black against a monochromatic background. Through the use of multiple exposure and colour filters the cubes are coloured ‘in camera’ – with the reflective value of the painted cubes defining the resulting colour, which is only visible once the film has been developed.

 

The resulting brightly coloured graphic images are comprised of geometric shapes, often layered on top of each other to create optical effects, the vibrant colours contradicting the monochromatic origins of the subject.

 

Jessica  Eaton (b. 1977, Regina, Saskatchewan) holds a BFA in photography from the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eaton has exhibited in solo exhibitions in the US and Canada, as well as numerous international group shows. Her work is held in the permanent collection of the UBS Art Collection, NY and Bidwell Projects, Cleveland, Ohio. Notable awards include PDN’s 30 New and Emerging Photographers (2013), the Hyères Photography Jury Grand Prize (France, 2012) and the Foam International Photography Magazine Talent Call (2011). Eaton has received grants from Canada Council for the Arts (2011) and Humble Arts Foundation (2011) and was recently awarded a Darling Foundry studio for 2013-2016. Jessica Eaton lives and works in Montréal. www.jessicaeaton.com

 

 

 

 

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History Eraser – Courtney Barnett

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History Eraser is the first single from Courtney Barnett’s second EP ‘How to carve a carrot into a rose’. 

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

As recommended by Time Out New Music To Listen To in 2014

Details of London gigs in February  

 

http://www.timeout.com/london/music/new-acts-to-watch-out-for-in-2014

 

http://open.spotify.com/artist/4OOlG5eBXSkSAAEeKjJb5Y

 

 

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Booking Now : Our Big Land @ Ovalhouse

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ROMANY THEATRE COMPANY AND OVALHOUSE IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH NEW WOLSEY, IPSWICH PRESENT

 

Our Big Land by Dan Allum

 

A play with songs that explores the 2,000 year history of Romany Gypsies through one woman’s very personal story.

Original Romany music and songs by Dan Allum.

Directed by Amy Hodge.

 

18 February – 8 March, Tues-Sat 7.45pm 2014.

Previews Tues 18 + Weds 19 February. 

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

Expect an insightful evening of story and song, encapsulating the long history of the Romany gypsies.

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RIP Pete Seeger – “Forever Young”

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From “Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International”. http://amnestyusa.org/chimes Buy this track now! http://tinyurl….

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Date For Your Diary : The Gentle Author in Piccadilly

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“Next week, I shall be climbing aboard a number twenty-three bus at Liverpool St Station and going up west to alight in Piccadilly Circus, then walking down Piccadilly to just where this photograph was taken and entering Joseph Edgerton’s modernist shop front of 1935 that you can see on the right.

 

Originally opened as Simpsons of Piccadilly, today it is Britain’s largest Waterstones bookshop where I shall be giving a MAGIC LANTERN SHOW at 7pm next Wednesday 5th February showing one hundred of my favourite photographs of London old and new, selected from more than sixteen thousand pictures I have published on these pages, and telling the stories of the people and the places.

 

It is my honour to present this as the inaugural event in The London Salon and tickets are free but should be reserved by emailing events.piccadilly@waterstones.com”

 

The Gentle Author

 

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

Booked!

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Lisa Hannigan & James Vincent McMorrow – YouTube

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“An intimate performance with Lisa Hannigan and James Vincent McMorrow at The Button Factory, Dublin, Ireland. “

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

Skip to 2:30 for Lisa Hannigan singing Passenger. A soothing and gentle start to the  day

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Sad Songs by #Ranagri

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Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

This will banish the city blues. You might even stop staring at the foul weather for five minutes, while you watch this sunny video.

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