Sydenham Arts Festival – Second Week

Sydenham Arts Festival – Second Week

Posted on 14. Jul, 2014 by in Community, events

Is it the second week already? Plough on – there’s plenty more to enjoy from film, classical music and jazz with two unmissable events – the stylish Colors of India and part three of Till the Boys Come Home.

MONDAY 14

HOUR OF THE WOLF

7.30-10pm

THE GOLDEN LION

Ticket £5 (£3 concs and Sydenham Film Club members)

 

Bergman’s most controversial film and the only one in his vast filmography classified as “horror”, is a powerful psychological drama about an artist’s meltdown whilst holidaying with his young pregnant wife on a remote island. “The Hour of the Wolf is the hour between night and dawn. It is the hour when most people die…”

SHORT STORY EVENING

7.30-9.30pm

ZANZIBAR NIGHTCLUB

Tickets £3

Join Kirkdale Bookshop for its third short story evening – come along to read your own 10 min short story, or just listen to what’s on offer. Places for readers are limited so please reserve your spot by emailing kirkdalebookshop@hotmail.com There will be a vote on the night for the favourite story: we hope to include this in an anthology in the future.

STAGE WRITE: PLAYWRITING SHOWCASE

 

8-10.30pm

THE HOB

Tickets £8 (£6 concs)

Celebrate new writing with script-in-hand performances of brand new short plays, written as part of our Stage Write workshop. Writers have been chosen by a selection panel and scripts developed under the guidance of experienced playwright Judy Upton.  So expect drama, romance, comedy and a diversity of amazing new voices. Vote for your favourite!

 


 

TUESDAY 15

LAUNCH PAD: URBAN ARTS WORKSHOPS

5-9pm  

TNG YOUTH CENTRE
FREE event. Suitable for 8+

Take part in some amazing free workshops at the TNG Youth Centre – DJ-ing, street dance, circus skills, – courtesy of Urban Arts & Sydenham Arts Festival. Learn a new skill, hone your existing ones and demonstrate the results in the main hall at the end of the evening!

FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE

 

 7.30-10pm

THE GROVE CENTRE CHURCH

Tickets £5 (£3 concs and Sydenham Film Club members)

 

This award-winning film (Palme d’Or, BAFTA) from director Chen Kaige follows the lives of two childhood friends and stars of the Beijing Opera as they are torn apart by politics and unrequited love. One of Empire magazine’s Top 100 Best Films of World Cinema, this film is a must-see.

BEN HAGGARTY

8pm-10pm

THE GOLDEN LION

Tickets £9 (£7 concs)

International storyteller Ben Haggarty performs The Grateful and the Dead, a fast-paced and unashamedly magical tale. Dark, beautiful and startling by turns, it’s a story of dreams, initiations and the repayment of debts, and a journey from innocence to experience.

I was spellbound – I don’t use the word lightly The Times

Preceded by tales of the Mullah Nasruddin told by talented local storytellers.

THE WONKY SHONKY SHOW

 8-10pm

THE HOB

Tickets £10 (£8 concs)

 

Comedy and cabaret and chaos… You are cordially invited into the weirdly wonderful, but definitely wonky world of Ros Parker. This one-woman comedy cabaret bends all the rules. Prepare for the unimaginable. Adult humour throughout. Not suitable for children.

 


 

WEDNESDAY 16

FOREST HILL FILM FESTIVAL: VORTEX CINEMA CLUB

DOOPO DOOPO ART HUB
FREE event. 18+

Vortex Cinema Club has been in operation since September 2013. This programme will show some of the highlights from the last year, featuring short films from local, national and international film -makers. Expect an eclectic selection that will make you laugh, cry and question why.

THE AGE OF OPULENCE

7.30-9.30pm

ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH
Tickets £8 (£6 concs)

The Age of Opulence (1880-1930): A recital of richly-textured solos and duets evoking languorous, Parisian chic, the roaring twenties and Edwardian sentimentality, set against a selection of songs chronicling the devastating carnage of war. Composers include Poulenc, Butterworth, Fauré and Britten.

TILL THE BOYS COME HOME PART 3: HOME FIRES

8-10pm

ZANZIBAR NIGHTCLUB

FREE. To reserve tickets please phone 020 3659 0551 or email boxoffice@sydenhamartsfestival.co.uk

The impact of WW1 on the people of Sydenham is explored through the eyes of women – mothers, wives, girlfriends, munitions workers and others on the ‘home front’. Using actual letters, diaries, poetry and song the true horrors of war come to light. Performed by an all-female cast of professional actors and musicians.

Please note the alternative  slot on Thursday – see below

 


 

THURSDAY 17

COLORS OF INDIA UK

Doors open 6pm, show 7-10pm, dinner 8pm

TUDOR LIVESEY HALL

£12.50 pp – Dinner extra @ door only

 

An evening celebrating the vibrant culture of India, this second annual event is bigger and better than ever! Originated in Canada, the show featured at SAF 2013 to a sold-out crowd and rave reviews. Including ornate classical dance styles from three regions, haunting classical music, bhangra dance with live Dhol drums, incredible Indian décor and  traditional cuisine by Gurkhas Restaurant.

TREACLE JR

7.30-10pm

THE GOLDEN LION
Tickets £5 (£3 concs and Sydenham Film Club members)

A screening of this heart-warming yet hard-hitting drama filmed locally on a tight budget, followed by a Q & A session with Director Jamie Thraves. It is a tender treatment of mental illness and the camaraderie of the two lead characters is truly touching.

TILL THE BOYS COME HOME PART 3: HOME FIRES

ZANZIBAR NIGHTCLUB

A second chance to see Part 3 of the wartime epic centring on the lives of volunteer Sydenham gas workers and their families.

See details above

 


FRIDAY 18

FOREST HILL FILM FESTIVAL: FRIDAY NIGHT MASH UP

7.30-10pm

DOOPO DOOPO ART HUB
FREE. 18+

Vortex Cinema Club and MASH Cinema join forces for an exciting music themed event. Includes a screening of Moritoro, the latest short film by Mike Davies and Ed Sanders to be screened with a live soundtrack: A woman makes a decision to rid herself of her shadow.

SWINGIN’ SYDENHAM

8-10pm

ST BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCH
Tickets £9 (£8 concs)

Recreating the golden era of Big Band, the SLJO are back once again with an evening of swing, jazz and funk. Ahead of their Edinburgh Fringe debut later this summer, the band will perform tunes made famous by Ellington, Basie, Nestico and Sinatra.

THE WONKY SHONKY SHOW

8-10pm

THE HOB
Tickets £10 (£8 concs)

Comedy and cabaret and chaos… You are cordially invited into the weirdly wonderful, but definitely wonky world of Ros Parker. This one-woman comedy cabaret bends all the rules. Prepare for the unimaginable. Adult humour throughout. Not suitable for children.

 

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