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Events

Season Finale: Peace not War

date: Saturday 11 October 2014
Stoke Newington Town Halltime & place: 5.30pm. Stoke Newington Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street.
tickets: on sale online from Friday 19 September

We take over the Town Hall for the first time in our own right, with a varied and exciting concert for all.

We want to focus on peace rather than war as many other organisations have already marked the anniversary of World War I.

One of the significant dates which has been less mentioned this year has been the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. We’ll be performing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy because Bernstein conducted it in Berlin on Christmas Day 1989. It was the first time for many years that East and West German, Russian, British and Jewish musicians had the opportunity to make music together.

In that spirit we will be also bringing together singers from other local choirs and, as always, performing with our very own professional orchestra, the amazing Elastic Band.

Made in Hackney

Made in Hackney posterdate & time: Launch party Friday 26 September, 6.30-8.30pm. Exhibition – Saturday 27 September 11-6pm & Sunday 28 September 12-6pm
place: The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church St N16 9ES
tickets: Free entry
Dissenters proudly present an arty party based around Hackney scenes starring local photographers, Heather McDonough and John Sloboda. Their interestingly contrasted static exhibition will be surrounded by a swirling marketplace featuring books, prints and housewares from local artists & designers Cathy Brear * Amelia Rose Frances Johnson * Victoria Frances * Robin Heighway-Bury * Myra Heller * Karin Littlewood * Vicky Samuel * Jane Smith * plus locally-sourced deliciously different dishes from Pestle & Mortar Events & a bar selling craft beers. All made in Hackney.

Everyone has a chance to actively participate. Write your reactions to your favourite photo for a chance to win it. The best responses will be posted on the Dissenters N16 website.

Sounds perfect. And all of this takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Stoke Newington’s latest and loveliest community arts space, the Old Church theoldchurch.org.uk

Lots to see, hear, eat, drink, purchase, and enjoy!
The Launch Party will have live improvised music from viola-player Valerie Albrecht, inspired by the exhibits on show. Plus food & drinks on sale.
Download the made in Hackney poster (PDF)

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