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Sweet Meats by Isobel Wohl 29th March 4-9pm

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I am really looking forward to an important Art installation for Lent by Isobel Wohl in St Mary Aldermary, details below:

Sweetmeats
Isobel Wohl
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.

 

 

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Joe Stilgoe Live Tomorrow !

Thursday 31 October – 7.30pm – St Mary Aldermary

TO BOOK YOUR TICKETS PLEASE CLICK HERE

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.

Tickets include a complimentary pre-performance glass of wine, courtesy of our kind sponsors Planet of the Grapes and Bacchanalia.

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 stilgoe - website version

 

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.

 

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Printed with permission of Joe Stilgoe

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MOOT SEEKS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

POSTED 27.10.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments Off on MOOT SEEKS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Moot’s Arts Cafe Church Vision – gatherings of kindness, cups of friendship

Well, at last it is looking like Moot will be launching its cafe church vision in the near future, but more of that later. People have been asking me why a cafe? and what has this to do with the arts?

I have been reading the Poetry Book ‘Flotsam‘ by Bart Wolffe, one of the talented poets that has performed in the Moot Cabarets. He is a very talented guy with an incredibly tough life as an asylum seeker. He has my greatest respect. In this book of poetry, where he explores what it is like to be homeless and with no money in London, he explores the real day to day struggle of trying to survive in the City, and brings fresh perspective to issues that we often forget about. In the middle of this he dreams about what Could be:

City of Loneliness, of loss, the scraping amidst the barony of landlords and tax collectors, rent gatherers, and supermarkets milking us of our liberty. He dreams. “The ideal world would let cafes be free for all, gatherings of kindness, cups of friendship. A church, a welcome sanctuary, a retreat, without denominations. The democracy of true meeting-places, the universities of life for exchange of thought and word in all tongues” (B Wolffe, 2009, 19).

I think Bart has richly put what we are seeking to build. A place where a church becomes public space again, with a small cafe that practices friendship and hospitality, which we hope will birth relationships, peace, kindness and facilitate expression and creativity, in the search for a common humanity and deep spirituality. We hope to start this once the detail about a place is sorted out.

So thanks Bart for putting this so well, touching the qualities we hope to shift from a dream to an actual incarnated reality, and a new home for the Moot Community. Incidentally, a way to support people like Bart is to support their work, so why not help him by buying his books here from Amazon, and here from Lulu.

POSTED 20.07.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments (2)

Moot's Arts Cafe Church Vision – gatherings of kindness, cups of friendship

Well, at last it is looking like Moot will be launching its cafe church vision in the near future, but more of that later. People have been asking me why a cafe? and what has this to do with the arts?

I have been reading the Poetry Book ‘Flotsam‘ by Bart Wolffe, one of the talented poets that has performed in the Moot Cabarets. He is a very talented guy with an incredibly tough life as an asylum seeker. He has my greatest respect. In this book of poetry, where he explores what it is like to be homeless and with no money in London, he explores the real day to day struggle of trying to survive in the City, and brings fresh perspective to issues that we often forget about. In the middle of this he dreams about what Could be:

City of Loneliness, of loss, the scraping amidst the barony of landlords and tax collectors, rent gatherers, and supermarkets milking us of our liberty. He dreams. “The ideal world would let cafes be free for all, gatherings of kindness, cups of friendship. A church, a welcome sanctuary, a retreat, without denominations. The democracy of true meeting-places, the universities of life for exchange of thought and word in all tongues” (B Wolffe, 2009, 19).

I think Bart has richly put what we are seeking to build. A place where a church becomes public space again, with a small cafe that practices friendship and hospitality, which we hope will birth relationships, peace, kindness and facilitate expression and creativity, in the search for a common humanity and deep spirituality. We hope to start this once the detail about a place is sorted out.

So thanks Bart for putting this so well, touching the qualities we hope to shift from a dream to an actual incarnated reality, and a new home for the Moot Community. Incidentally, a way to support people like Bart is to support their work, so why not help him by buying his books here from Amazon, and here from Lulu.

POSTED 20.07.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments (2)

Fourth Plinth Communion | Tues 28th July | 9-10am

Not sure if you have been keeping up with the human element of the current Antony Gormley inspired One & Other project. On Tuesday 28th July 2009, between 9am – 10am, Methodist Minister, Ken Chalmers, from Castle Cary, Somerset, will be celebrating Holy Communion from the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Ken hopes to provide an opportunity for people to encounter and experience God’s love for themselves, through watching and sharing in this sacred rite.

He would like to encourage as many people as possible to join him in Trafalgar Square to support this act of worship and share in a unique experience. See here for more info

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Fourth Plinth Communion | Tues 28th July | 9-10am

Not sure if you have been keeping up with the human element of the current Antony Gormley inspired One & Other project. On Tuesday 28th July 2009, between 9am – 10am, Methodist Minister, Ken Chalmers, from Castle Cary, Somerset, will be celebrating Holy Communion from the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Ken hopes to provide an opportunity for people to encounter and experience God’s love for themselves, through watching and sharing in this sacred rite.

He would like to encourage as many people as possible to join him in Trafalgar Square to support this act of worship and share in a unique experience. See here for more info

POSTED 18.07.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments Off on Fourth Plinth Communion | Tues 28th July | 9-10am

The Urban Art Fair

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!

POSTED 10.07.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments (3)

The Art of Contemplation – 50 Degrees North | Art Installation at the Spirituality Centre

HOUR, a film about contemplation by visual artist Tim Wainwright and composer Chris Letcher, premiered at St Mary Woolnoth on 23rd June as part of the City of London Festival. It will be shown here at the Centre Bookshop until the end of the festival on 24th August.

Using still photographic images, sound and music, Wainwright and Letcher explore the process of contemplation, and how it can be seen to unite and transcend the disparate cities, cultures and religions along the ’60 degrees north’ line of latitude, the theme of this year’s festival.

defining contemplation as a way of looking inward, that complements rational and irrational thought processes enabling us to make sense of our world and ourselves, the artists consider the relationship between the body and the mind, the conscious and unconscious, and ultimately between the visual and the sonic.


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The Art of Contemplation – 50 Degrees North | Art Installation at the Spirituality Centre

HOUR, a film about contemplation by visual artist Tim Wainwright and composer Chris Letcher, premiered at St Mary Woolnoth on 23rd June as part of the City of London Festival. It will be shown here at the Centre Bookshop until the end of the festival on 24th August.

Using still photographic images, sound and music, Wainwright and Letcher explore the process of contemplation, and how it can be seen to unite and transcend the disparate cities, cultures and religions along the ’60 degrees north’ line of latitude, the theme of this year’s festival.

defining contemplation as a way of looking inward, that complements rational and irrational thought processes enabling us to make sense of our world and ourselves, the artists consider the relationship between the body and the mind, the conscious and unconscious, and ultimately between the visual and the sonic.


POSTED 02.07.09 BY: paulabbott | Comments Off on The Art of Contemplation – 50 Degrees North | Art Installation at the Spirituality Centre