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Free Event

Simon&thePope & More - 'Avant Bavard'

Free live music in the gallery

Simon&thePope will play some of their trademark hypnotic drum, bass and spoken word grooves, accompanied once again by Anthony Moore on guitar, to help while away that anticipatory hour before The Bavard Bar.  


 

Wednesday January 19th at 6.30pm

Free Event

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The Bavard Bar SOLD OUT

The Bavard Bar. "A delightful blend of TED, comedy and Radio 4. Sort of."

Three passionate speakers. Three distinct passions. From meteorites to crop circles, circuit-bending to the James Bond theme on Kazoo, you never know what you're going to hear as passions are kept secret until the night.

Interspersed with nonsense including the KP Lite, Oojah Kappivvy and Bohemia Road, plus brand new feature 'Make it Stop’. With music from Piano Man Dan playing songs themed around the night's passions, bav-artistry from Maria O’Neill, a virtual Ted the Drum and all hosted by MC Tim B'vard.

The Bavard Bar. "Avoiding life’s questions to give you the answers."


 

Wednesday January 19th at 7.30pm

Tickets £10 SOLD OUT

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Steve Furst: In Character & The Way We Were

2 brand-new shows in one evening

Steve Furst is back at Kino-Teatr with 2 brand-new shows in one evening. 

The first, In Character, is a selection of some brand new characters, featuring a Northern Soul DJ, a style-guru, and former Royal butler. 

The second show is The Way We Were which uses old documentary footage to create a semi-stand up/spoof social commentary show. 

Both these shows are still works in development and Steve wanted to preview them at the Kino, one of his favourite venues. 


 

Friday January 21st at 7.30pm

Tickets £15

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The Colour Room

UK 2021, PG, 108 mins, drama, biography

A British film based on the life of 1920s and 30s English ceramic artist Clarice Cliff.  Directed by Claire McCarthy from a screenplay by Claire Peate. The film stars Phoebe Dynevor (Brigerton), Matthew Goode (The Crown) and David Morrissey (The Deal, Blitz).

‘Clarice Cliff story paints a bright and breezy picture’ The Guardian

Saturday January 22nd at 3pm & 7.30pm & Wednesday January 26th at 3pm

Tickets £10/ £9 Concessions/ £8 Under 16s 

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The General

US 1926, U, 67mins, comedy

with live piano accompaniment by Mike Hatchard

One of the most revered comedies of the silent era, written by and starring Buster Keaton, amongst the biggest Hollywood stars of all time. The General is an epic of silent comedy inspired by a real event and including an accurate recreation of a Civil War episode, hundreds of extras, dangerous stunt sequences and an actual locomotive falling from a burning bridge into a gorge far below. It's widely regarded as Keaton's masterpiece combining action,romance and, of course, comedy.

Mike Hatchard is a composer, pianist and virtuoso of improvising skills who has had an extraordinarily diverse career as a musician and has already appeared at Kino-Teatr in a number of guises. 


 

Sunday January 23rd at 3pm

Tickets £14/ £12 Concessions

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Improvised Music Double Bill with

Josephine Davies, Jason Yarde, Tamar Osborn, Olie Brice, Robbie Robson & Tim Giles

Improvised music double bill:

1. Woodwind Wanderings with sea and sky footage.

Three local saxophonists (Jason Yarde, Josephine Davies, Tamar Osborn) improvise together to the backdrop of Tamar's beautiful footage of the Hastings coast.

2. Josephine Davies Quartet featuring St Leonards trumpet player Robbie Robson, Olie Brice on double bass and Tim Giles on drums.

An evening not to be missed!

Wednesday January 26th at 7.30pm

Tickets £12 

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NT Live: Leopoldstadt

12A, 140 mins 

Regarded as ‘Britain’s greatest living playwright’ (Times), Tony and Academy Award-winner Tom Stoppard’s critically acclaimed new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.
 

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.
 

We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.
 

Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.

 

★★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece. Magnificent.’ Independent

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard’s new masterwork is an early contender for play of the year.’ Evening Standard

★★★★ ‘Tom Stoppard delivers an unforgettable play from the heart.’ Telegraph

★★★★ ‘Devastatingly moving’ Jewish Chronicle

★★★★ ‘Stoppard’s back at his most personal. A glittering triumph.’ Daily Mail      
★★★★ ‘Breathtaking, the work of a master’ Time Out

Thursday January 27th at 7pm

Tickets £18/ £16 Concessions 

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Spider-Man: No Way Home

US 2021, PG-12, 148 mins, adventure, fantasy

A 2021 sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) and Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019)). The film was directed by Jon Watts and stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker / Spider-Man alongside Zendaya, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jamie Foxx, Willem Dafoe, Alfred Molina and Tobey Maguire.

In the film, Parker asks Dr. Stephen Strange (Cumberbatch) to use magic to make his Spider-Man identity a secret again following its public revelation at the end of Far From Home.

‘As satisfying to watch as it is perilous to discuss’ The Times

Friday January 28th at 7.30pm, Saturday January 29th at 3pm & Sunday January 30th at 2pm

Tickets £10/ £9 Concessions/ £8 Under 16s

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Three4 at Kino-Teatr - Classical Music with a Twist

Three4 at Kino-Teatr

Classy classical music with a twist 

 

Three4 is a trio of violin (Kate Conway), piano (Stuart Wild) and soprano (Emma Dogliani) based in East London who perform a versatile and exciting classical repertoire with intimacy and passion.


The programme includes poignant Purcell, virtuosic Bach and Rossini, dramatic Tosti, scintillating Shostakovich and sumptuous Satie and Poulenc. These three exceptional musicians will be chatting about the music and putting new twists on pieces by some of the world's greatest classical composers.

Emma Dogliani, founder of the Three4, has performed with the Royal Opera, Royal Festival Hall and English Chamber Orchestra. She is also founder of the East London Metropolitan Opera. Kate Conway performs regularly as a soloist and ensemble player. She is also director of a kids’ music school, Suzuki Hub, and is also the Artistic Director of concert series the Hackney Proms. Stuart Wild’s concert  engagements include Purcell Room, St John’s Smith Square, St George’s Bristol, BBC R3, Belfast Music, Three Choirs and Alba la Romaine festivals. 

 

Saturday January 29th at 7.30pm

Tickets £14 

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'Sound Bath' Session with Julia Scott-Russell

Join Crystal Sound Therapy practitioner Julia Scott-Russell in discovering the benefits of crystal sound for your health and wellbeing. Experience the calming sounds of Alchemy Crystal Singing Bowls. Sit or lie back on chair or mat with a blanket, whilst Julia gently eases you into experiencing a ‘sound bath’. Starting with a few minutes of guided focus, Julia will help you to ‘just be’ without the need to ‘do’ anything. The remainder of Julia’s ‘Halcyon Sounds’ experience will be filled with different tonal frequencies from some of Julia’s personal collection of Alchemy bowls. We want you to have the best possible experience, please do bring a blanket to feel warm and snug. There are a limited number of yoga mats and pillows available, so feel free to bring your own. 

Please note: this event is not suitable for anyone who has/had epilepsy at any point in their life, has an artificial pacemaker or cochlear implant(s) or are less than 12 weeks pregnant.  Also to note, the sound vibrations may be felt more in replacement joint(s), metal plate(s) or metal implant(s) - you are welcome to discuss this with Julia Scott-Russell but ultimately it is your decision as to whether you attend.

Wednesday February 2nd at 4.30pm

Tickets £14

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Coffee Concert: Tomás Matos (piano)

Tomás Matos was born in Matosinhos, Portugal. He first started learning the piano with his father and at the age of twelve he gave his first public concert with a large ensemble playing Gershwin´s Rhapsody in Blue. He finished his Bachelor in Piano For Chamber Music and Accompaniment in the class of Artur Pizarro at ANSO ( National Higher Academy of Orchestra) in 2018. Currently, besides doing his masters at Trinity Laban Conservatoire in London, Tomas is also giving a series of masterclasses there.

 

At his first  Coffee Concert performance at Kino-Teatr Tomás will be playing the following programme:

 

Schubert Impromptu no.3 op.90;

Schubert Impromptu no.4 op.90;

Szymanowsky preludes op.1;

Schumann 4 klavierstucke op.32.


 

Sunday February 6th at 11am

Tickets £12 include coffee and croissant 

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The Royal Ballet (special screening): Romeo & Juliet

205 mins (including two intervals)

Romeo and Juliet has become a great modern ballet classic of the ballet repertory since its creation by Royal Ballet Director Kenneth MacMillan and its premiere in 1965. In this special screening on Valentine’s Day, the doomed lovers attempt to find their way through the colour and action of Renaissance Verona, where a busy market all too quickly bursts into sword fighting and a family feud leads to tragedy for both the Montagues and the Capulets.

Marcelino Sambé (Romeo), Anna-Rose O’Sullivan (Juliet)

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Choreography - Kenneth MacMillan. Music - Sergey Prokofiev

Designer - Nicholas Georgiadis. Lighting Designer - John B. Read

Monday February 14th at 7.15pm

Tickets £18/ Concessions £16 

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NT Live: The Book of Dust

The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage
by Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery, directed by Nicholas Hytner.

Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.

Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.

Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.


 

Thursday February 17th at 7pm

Tickets £18/ £16 Concessions 

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Marek Dorcik's Špercasa

Slovakian/UK Jazz Quintet 

Slovakian born drummer Marek Dorcik is swiftly gaining a reputation as a sought after drummer on the international jazz scene, working with some of the UK’s leading jazz artists including Mike Walker, Alan Barnes, Stuart McCallum and Alice Zawadzki. 

Špercasa (a Slovakian play on words with ‘Šperk’ meaning ‘Jewel’ and ‘Percasa’ resembling the word ‘Percussion’) is an outstanding quintet of prominent musicians, each with their own individual contributions to the UK jazz landscape. 

 

Špercasa was formed in 2019 as an exciting new chapter in Marek’s Dorcik’s development as an artist and to further his journey into improvised music. The compositions on debut album About Time aim to express a concern for our planet, the changing climate and to evoke a thought concerning these global issues.

 

Some compositions on the album (such as the epoymous title track About Time) have an urgent and energetic feel. Others such as the ballad Golden Hour are warm and tranquil. The juxtaposition of styles and quality of musicianship makes for an enjoyable and fulfilling listen.

Saturday February 19th at 7.30pm

Tickets £15 

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Coffee Concert: Alexander Metcalfe (piano)

Music and stories from Leipzig (Bach, Mendelssohn, Robert and Clara Schumann, Reger and Wagner).

Sunday February 20th at 11am

Tickets £12 include coffee & croissant 

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Luke Wright at Kino-Teatr

WINNER Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2021

Whether he’s opening for the Libertines or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go. John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.

This is an ALL-NEW show with deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and the endless, droning culture war.

Wright’s third collection The Feel-Good Movie of the Year is out now from Penned in the Margins. Ian Duhig calls it a 'a terrific new book: subtle, nuanced and movingly personal. A hurt man taking stock in fresh words'.

'Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling & hypnotic'
Carl Barât

'His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour' The Guardian

'Cool Poems' Patti Smith

'Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty. A sensational hour of poetry' The Stage

★★★★★


 

Friday March 11th at 7.30pm

Tickets £15

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Near Jazz Experience + Oliver Cherer + Wendy May (DJ) + Duncan Reekie (films)

The return of The N.J.E. (Terry Edwards, Mark Bedford and Simon Charterton) with special guests Oliver Cherer, Wendy May and Duncan Reekie for another audio visual extravaganza.  

'The sound of three musicians delighting in their synergy, and relishing the unknown.' EVENING STANDARD


 

Saturday March 12th at 7.30pm

Tickets £15

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Tiny Magnetic Pets

Synthpop sensations Tiny Magnetic Pets return to to the Kino-Teatr as part of Irish Week.

Their set will feature new material alongside tracks from their critical and commercial hit album ‘Deluxe /Debris’ on Happy Robots Records. Their tight and energetic live set has been compared to Chvrches and described as 'if Saint Etienne collaborated with Kraftwerk' (The Electricity Club)

Saturday March 26th at 7.30pm

Tickets £15

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Robyn Hitchcock

The welcome return of Robyn Hitchcock to Kino-Teatr.

 

Robyn Hitchcock is one of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters and live performers. A surrealist poet, talented guitarist, cult artist and musician’s musician, Hitchcock is among alternative rock’s father figures and is the closest thing the genre has to a Bob Dylan (not coincidentally his biggest musical inspiration).

Since founding the art-rock band The Soft Boys in 1976, Robyn has recorded more than 20 albums as well as starred in ‘Storefront Hitchcock’ an in concert film recorded in New York and directed by Jonathan Demme.

Blending folk and psychedelia with a wry British nihilism, Robyn describes his songs as ‘paintings you can listen to’.

Wednesday May 11th at 7.30pm

Tickets £20