Tag: moot community arts
I am really looking forward to an important Art installation for Lent by Isobel Wohl in St Mary Aldermary, details below:
St Mary Aldermary
Saturday 29 March 4-9 pm
When we slice into an orange we realize something we often forget: that on every Tesco shelf is an object capable of capturing our senses if only we take the time to engage. Through painting and text, Isobel Wohl draws attention to the physicality of overlooked objects of consumption.
Isobel Wohl was born in New York City in 1986. Her work evokes the kinship between the figure and the object and questions dynamics of sex and power. For more details on Isobel’s work click here.
Thursday 31 October – 7.30pm – St Mary Aldermary
Moot is delighted to announce that on 31 October the internationally renowned Joe Stilgoe will be playing live in the Guild Church of St Mary Aldermary.
This inaugural fundraiser for the Moot Community promises to lift the spirits and melt away those rainy-day autumn blues for the 250 lucky people that snap up the fast-selling tickets.
Chart topping singer-pianist Joe Stilgoe will be treating the audience to a set that promises to be “delightful … clever, witty and charming *****” (The Scotsman). Joe will be playing hits from critically and commercially heralded albums ‘I Like This One’ and ‘We look to the stars’, which went straight to the top of the jazz charts together with the storming addition to Joe’s live set, a swinging new version of Steve Miller’s breakthrough song ‘Abracadabra’ – a brassy, dramatic and cheeky burst of joy with the official video available to view on his official website.
Doors will be open from 6.30pm. The Host Cafe will also be open from 6.30pm for purchase of hand-roasted coffee, loose-lead teas, cold drinks and delicious cakes.
Nearest Tubes: Mansion House Exit 4, Bank.
Nearest National Rail: Cannon Street Station, Blackfriars Station.
Joe is one of the world’s finest singer‐pianists, touring constantly with his band and as a solo act, having appeared at Ronnie Scott’s, the Royal Festival Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican, The London Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Henley Festival, Barbados Festival, Sardinia Jazz Festival, Sicily Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Dubai Jazz Festival and in jazz clubs from New York to Berlin to Kuala Lumpur. He made his solo debut at the Edinburgh Fringe where his show One Hour! was a sell-out and garnered much critical acclaim (5 stars in The Scotsman). His second album ‐ ‘We Look to the Stars’, which immediately went straight to the top of the jazz charts while garnering rave reviews from the national press.
Joe’s recent single, a swinging new version of Steve Miller’s breakthrough song ‘Abracadabra’, also went straight ot the top of the jazz charts. Already a storming addition to Joe’s live set, this brassy, dramatic and cheeky burst of joy, with hints of John Barry-era James Bond and Quincy Jones leaving Michael Caine dangling off a mountain, has already excited the coterie of early listeners, including recent collaborator Tim Minchin, who declared it ‘AMAZING’.
Joe has worked extensively on radio, appearing on the Now Show and The Horne Section for Radio 4, and has been a contributor and special guest with Richard Madeley, Alan Carr, Michael Parkinson and numerous other Radio 2 programmes including Friday Night Is Music Night. Joe srites songs for many other artists, and gives masterclasses across the country in performance and improvisation.
Printed with permission of Joe Stilgoe
As many of you may know, I’m intending to show my art work at Brixton’s Urban Art Fair this year. I’ve been meaning to blog this for ages, but the dates are rapidly approaching, so I thought it would be good to let you know. It’s on Sat. 18th & Sun 19th July on Josephine Avenue, halfway up Brixton Hill in London.
The Urban Art Fair is one of those amazingly eccentric London events that happens seemingly at random – a load of artists take over a street for a week, and hang their pictures for sale on the railings for people to come and look at and hopefully buy. It’s all arranged with the Lambeth Council of course, and all above board. Just have to hope that the weather holds out.
I’ve been every year for about 4 years, and always keep meaning to exhibit, but this is the first year I’ve got myself in gear, so it would be great to see you all. A great day out. I can recommend the “Negril” restaurant for lunch. If you want a sneaky preview of what I’ve been working on, then check out my blog.
Otherwise – See you there!