TOWER THEATRE: LOVE [AND SURVIVAL] IN A TIME OF COVID || 10 - 11.07.21

TOWER THEATRE: LOVE [AND SURVIVAL] IN A TIME OF COVID || 10 - 11.07.21

Saturday 10th July 2021 || 4pm - 9pm 

 

4pm Her Inside: Women in the Lockdown 
This event shares poems, performance pieces and other writings contributed to the blog Her Inside: Women in the Lockdown set up by long-term Hackney-resident writer/curator Susan Croft to share women’s creative work, both historical and contemporary, exploring themes of lockdown and social isolation.

BOOK HERE

 

6pm Music @ Clissold

An inspired array of musical performance from a collection of local musicians, including original compositions: 

'The Birds' - by Tamara Douglas-Morris

'Full of Beauty' - a Cello & Accordion Duet written and performed by Christopher Allan & Martina Schwartz 

+ songs from both the Hackney Song Choir and the Boiler House Singers, plus the occasional sea shanty… 

 

BOOK HERE

 

 

8pm Anima Joanna Foster’s stunning acapella quintet sing inspirational songs of enchantment and soul quests, a fusion of jazz and soul.

 

'The music is always fantastic’ The Guardian

'The depth and power of Foster’s jazz inflected songs stand up to the competition.’ Now Magazine

 

Anima or soul and breath of life…think Bobby McFerrin meets Sweet Honey in the Rock. A wide musical terrain, the upbeat energy of jazz, rhythmic soul and haunting Irish folk.

 

Credits include Tribal Earth Festival; Grimeborn Arcola Theatre; Dance of Desire, Butterfly Theatre; What the River Sings, The Grand Union Orchestra. Visions of 7 Bridport Art Centre; Ocean of Song, St John at Hackney Church. Musicians in residence at Guys and St Thomas hospital.

 

Singers are Cleo Bayley, Joanna Foster, Barbara Gellhorn, Mathew Lane and Camilo Menjura 

BOOK HERE

 

Sunday 11th July 2021 || 2pm - 9pm 

 

2pm Earth

Earth, a group of musicians singing songs for the earth and the inner and outer landscape of climate change. XR Music and Sounds musicians and singer songwriters Joanna Foster, Sally Davies, Eve Polycarpou, Maggie Nicols, Martha D Lewis, Alwyne Taylor and more explore Love and Survival in the Time of Covid and Climate Change.

 

EARTH stands for Earth is mother, Air we breathe, Rivers we drink, Trees our lungs, Humans are responsible.

 

Extinction Rebellion XR Music and Sounds, who meet regularly to devise songs and chants for peaceful protest to tell the truth about climate change and Songsters – a group of musician friends who met weekly to write songs on Zoom in lockdown – offer the songs of love and rage for the earth which came out of this.

BOOK HERE

 

4pm Stokey Stories 

Her Inside: Women in the Lockdown This event shares poems, performance pieces and other writings contributed to the blog Her Inside: Women in the Lockdown set up by long-term Hackney-resident writer/curator Susan Croft to share women’s creative work, both historical and contemporary, exploring themes of lockdown and social isolation.

BOOK HERE

 

8pm Music @ Clissold

An inspired array of musical performance from a collection of local musicians, including original compositions: 

'The Birds' - by Tamara Douglas-Morris

'Full of Beauty' - a Cello & Accordion Duet written and performed by Christopher Allan & Martina Schwartz 

+ songs from both the Hackney Song Choir and the Boiler House Singers, plus the occasional sea shanty… 

BOOK HERE

 

Join us for outdoor theatre and performance from our neighbours, Tower Theatre. The Tower Theatre Company provides high quality yet affordable drama while enabling people of all ages and backgrounds to experience every aspect of live theatre.

 

For more information about the Tower Theatre's festival please visit the website www.towertheatre.org.uk

 

This gig is 'Pay what you can' with limited and socially-distanced capacity, please reserve your tickets to ensure your space. Booking details will be updated here shortly.

 

Please note that all visitors to The Old Church are required to adhere to current COVID related public health guidelines and social distancing rules are still in place. 

 

We will be running a bar at the event. Our staff will be wearing masks to serve you, please wear one on your way to your table and when moving around the venue. You can remove your mask when seated at your table. 

 

On your arrival at the venue we will politely ask you (and every member of your party) to check-in with the NHS Covid-19 app or provide us with your contact details. 

 

We provide hand-sanitisers in our entrance area and throughout the space. 

 

We look forward to welcoming you safely at The Old Church.

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