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Pop-Up Circus II at Platform Cafe, Netil House

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Time 12:00
Date 27/11/11
Price £5
  • Produced by Pop-Up Circus
  • Price £5, free entry to art exhibition before 6pm
  • Get ready for a sumptuous sunday with contemporary art, music and performances
  • Bring along your notebook, your mates, your lover, your wallet
  • Surf to Platform Cafe and Terrace at Netil House
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Pop-Up Circus II comes to town Sunday 27th November with an art exhibition & performances throughout the day. An epic and experimental event involving 50 musicians, artists, performers and writers.

It is a platform for contemporary activity, staging and promoting art, music, film, theatre, comedy, food and performance. Expect multi-disciplinary action, new collaborative work and extreme diversity. Find venue address and details below.

The daytime exhibition (12 – 6pm) features the work of twelve highly gifted artists, including artists from Bow Arts Trust’s London Artist Quarter and also paintings by Jane Elliot, an artist and educator who has lectured in the Tate Modern since the mid nineties and also teaches Art History at the National Gallery, the Courtauld Institute and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Following a summer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, Greg Genestine-Charlton will be painting a new work in collaboration with The Water Project, a sound installation devised for water instruments, piano and electronics. Also during the daytime exhibition, recipients of the Musicians Benevolent Fund’s Development Award, Joe Wright/James Maddrenduo perform a set of original music for saxophone, electronics and drums. The exhibition also includes artwork from Run Riot's very own 'in house' artist and writer Zoe Catherine Kendall.


Throughout the day and night members of The Octandre Ensemble perform a series of solo works by Franco Donatoni, Christian Mason, Pierre Boulez, Mark Barchan, Luciano Berio and Edwin Roxburgh. Among these instrumentalists is the virtuosic Kazakhstani violinist Aisha Orazbayeva. Contrasting these classical works will be performances spanning many genres, including Flamenco, Balkan, Improv, Pop and Folk.


Short films will intersperse the evening proceedings (6pm – 11pm) including Kirran and Duncan Bruce’s Pyskessa, fresh off the boat from the Cornwall Film Festival.


Another collaborative event of the evening (6pm – 11pm) takes place in a series of sketches written by the artist / comedienne Miriam Elia, who has written for Mitchell & Webb and whose ‘Series of Psychotic Episodes’ featured on BBC Radio 4. Appearing with Miriam is upcoming actor Charlie Reston and a group of improvising musicians led by drummer Simon Roth including saxophonist Joe Wright and bassist Ruth Goller.


Find Pop-Up Circus II at Netil House's Platform Cafe and Terrace


Pop-Up Circus II at Platform Cafe, E8 3RL
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