A widely eclectic array of performances, exhibitions and happenings this coming month. A multi-layered performance to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Samoan Independence, life drawing, a bountiful supper club, a show of Dutch Collector’s artworks, a travelling exhibition of ceramics by emerging international artists and an opportunity to see previously unseen photos of Bob Dylan.
Come on down.
GAFA: A FAMILY CALLED SAMOA
Thursday 27th September 2012 7.30pm
Tickets: £12/£10 Concessions.
‘A layered art experience’
‘Samoa achieves 50 years of independence in 2012. Come and experience our London celebration,walking forward with us into the past touching both history and legend through the arts. A CHIEF. A CANOE. AN ESCAPE. A LEGACY’.
‘Gafa A Family called Samoa’ is a layered art experience based on history and legend that comes to life through spoken word, film, music , movement. and installation.
Celebrated New Zealand author Stella Duffy, who is writing & performing for GAFA, describes the layered art experience as ‘one that offers both truth and entertainment, but also heart and warmth in a London autumn’. Duffy is also ‘excited to be working in several art forms at once’.
New Zealand born Rosanna Raymond, an Arts Innovator with Samoan heritage says, ‘I want people to realise that Samoa is a dynamic, living culture, that engages with the world through its people’. Raymond, also a published writer, whose art works are held in museums around the world, is exhibiting her aesthetic appeal in this unique collaboration.
In his filmic trilogy ‘Odyssey: I alo’ New Zealand/Samoan film maker Paul Yandall is ‘bringing the human tale of a search for identity, though Gafato the heart of London’. Ensuring that Gafa stays in tune are opera singers Samoan Aivale Cole and Australian Louise Callinan, alongside the Kensington singers & local songstress Jodie Michaels.
GAFA A family called Samoa is a one night only affair. Tickets £12/£10 available from www.gafasamoa.com
THE DOODLE BAR
Life drawing is held on the first Tuesday of every month. Each month fashion drawing teacher Sue Dray leads a life drawing soiree, with each session having a different theme. The models will be framed by a theatrical display and the cocktails will be flowing. All welcome, come and draw! Drawing materials will be provided for a donation.
Street Kitchen host The Hill Food Co. for a THURSDAY NIGHT SUPPER CLUB
Thursday 4th Oct. 7.30pm
On Thursday 4th October, Street Kitchen will host The Hill Food Company for the first of their Thursday night supper clubs at TESTBED1. Their menu is inspired by what they feel food should be about; tables piled high with slow cooked meats and raw, pickled vegetables, valuing food’s ability to bring people together, to share and to engage.
‘We focus on flavour rather than on a specific style in our menus, and take our inspiration not just from one type of food or region, but instead a multitude of influences, food cultures and backgrounds, all blended and worked together just like the city we live in. Our plan is to show our guests that great food is at the heart of great entertaining. By using simple British produce, interesting cooking methods and intriguing spices and flavours from all corners of the world, we will show that fantastic tasting food doesn’t need to be difficult. We hope to inspire people back into their kitchens’.
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Celebrating the international scope of Dutch contemporary art collections, ‘Reconnaissance’ is a unique collaboration of Dutch collections, galleries and non-profit spaces. With a knowing nod to the London art fair season, ‘Reconnaissance’ will feature presentations of works by artists in a range of collections including those of Cobra to Contemporary: Hugo & Carla Brown, Pieter Saunders, Antoine de Weerd and Chadra Art Collection amongst others.
Projects will also be presented by BoetzelaarINispen, Galerie Diana Stigter, Rokeby, Galerie Ron Mandos and MU, amongst other participants.
Free entrance to the public during all public opening times: Fri 12 October 19:30 until 21:30, Sat 13 October 12:00 until 18:00 & Sun 14 October 2012.
Please keep an eye on the website which will be updated regularly: www.nlpopup.co.uk
THE DOODLE BAR
Fragile in Transit offers an opportunity to see exciting new work by emerging international ceramic artists at the Doodle bar.
After a successful opening exhibition in Belfast’s Maxwell Street Studios as part of Northern Ireland’s Craft Month, the show will travel to Bornholm, Denmark and then onto London where the work can be seen in the Doodle bar; an old Victorian dairy warehouse in Battersea. The show opens at 6pm on Thursday 18th October 2012 and runs for one week.
Taken during Eurythmics founder Dave Stewart’s filming of the Bob Dylan video Blood In My Eyes in 1993, many of these images have yet to be seen in public and will be displayed in an excitingly diverse range of mediums as limited edition prints.
Now with the kind permission of Dylan and his Personal Manager they will be brought to life in the industrial ex dairy warehouse project space TESTBED1.
In addition to the above we have events that happen every week:
Don’t forget – we are currently doing two for one on all our cocktails, Monday – Thurs 5-7pm.
Don’t dawdle, come and doodle!
THE DOODLE BAR
TESTBED1 + The Doodle Bar
33 Parkgate Road
Usual opening hours:
Monday: 10am – 11pm
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