Art? Or Politics? It’s a riot…’ is a monthly event exploring ideas a little and entertaining a lot!
Spicy music, sweet and sour poetry, and piquant thoughts – all genres stirred into tasty and provocative evening for the heart and mind.
Each event has a very loose focus, from the role of art in politics, to migration and women’s issues, and features brief contributions both from both topnotch performers and from newcomers who simply want to share something special.
This month’s event focuses on propaganda.
“All art is propaganda. It is universally and inescapably propaganda; sometimes unconsciously, but often deliberately, propaganda.”
– Upton Sinclair
Do you agree? Do you even know? In these times of fake news, how do you persuade and stay open to persuasion.
Hosted by author, playwright, poet and songwriter John Farndon, This free-wheeling event features, among others:
Russian accordionist and singer Igor Outkine toured with top folk groups in Russia before joining in London with violinist Sarah Harrison to perform gypsy and Russian songs as Mazaika. Igor sings ‘Dark Eyes’ in the film ‘Eastern Promises’ and appeared with Marc Almond (Shepherd’s Bush Empire) and Antonio Forcione (Edinburgh festival).
Anthony Cable, Singer Anthony Cable has performed both in major opera houses in France with Montserrat Caballe, Jose Carreras and others, and in the West End in everything from ‘Phantom’ to ‘The Sound of Music‘. His one man show about Jacques Brel received great acclaim. He is a prize winning story writer and poet.
is an internationally renowned composer for piano for jazz and minimalist music and composer in residence at Markson Pianos. She has performed at major venues aroundt he world, and collaborates with writers, scientists, composers and artists such as Hanif Kureishi and Adam Maloof. Two major current works – Climate Keys and Significantus – focus on raising awareness of the dangers of climate change
Marco Casavecchia, is an Italian poet and performer based in London, who gives acclaimed readings of poetry with music, often accompanied by the lyrical violin of Lisa Agnelli.
Doors 6 pm. Tickets £5
Or call for tickets– 0207 916 0545