Monday 24 September 2018

Kingsley Hall - 90th Anniversary Celebrations

Kingsley Hall continues its 90th anniversary celebrations this week and on into early October with a series of free events with music, dance, tours, exhibitions and memories.

One of the events "Common Women" is being put on by the Bow Drama Group a number of whom are also MEOTRA residents. 

Friday 28th
4.00 - 9.00 pm 3 Bees Café open
3.00 - 4.45 pm Bromley by Bow: in the Footsteps of Muriel and Doris Lester
Join prize-winning Blue Badge guide Rachel Kolsky and discover the fascinating history of Bromley by Bow. Starts at Bromley by Bow Station and ends with a tour of Kingsley Hall.
Book in advance at Eventbrite:

7.30 - 10.00 pm
Bow Drama Group: Common Women
Staged reading of a play by Jill Truman, with songs. (30 minutes interval)
Women made a protest against nuclear weapons back in the 1980s. They set up camp in the open air at the gates of Greenham Common missile base. There they resisted for years through winter cold, mud, and police rough handling. In this play, a woman who was there shows what it was like.

In spite of critical praise such as: “…a lively drama which explores wider feminist issues with wit and sensitivity”  Time Out… and “…a vital and moving experience in theatre”  The Stage, there has been no performance since the first London Fringe run in 1991 under the original title “The Web”
Tower Hamlets Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has been meeting for many years in Kingsley Hall, where Gandhi stayed in the thirties, and taking part in many actions for world peace.   New Members Welcome   

Photo of the Lester sisters

Saturday 29th - Kingsley Strings - Music for Muriel and Doris
2.30 pm - 4.00 pm The Cookham Quartet accompanies refreshments in the Café.
4.00 pm - 4.45 pm Why Kingsley Hall? - a talk exploring the Lester sisters’ work, with pictures from the Muriel Lester Archive.
5.00 pm - 5.45 pm The Cookham Quartet play the Peter Pan Suite by Henry Walford Davies, composer and broadcaster, who laid the Stone of Music when building started at Kingsley Hall in 1927. (Main Hall)
6.00 pm - 6.45 pm Light meals in the Café
7.00 pm - 8.15 pm The Auralio String Quartet play two quartet movements by suffragette composer Dame Ethel Smyth, plus Bollywood tunes, a Cockney singalong, and more… (15 minutes interval)
2.30 pm - 9.00 pm 3 Bees Café open

Photo of the Lester sisters on holiday

 Tuesday 2nd October
3.00 pm - 4.30 pm You are invited to join us to open the World Peace Pathway in the Kingsley Hall Peace Garden.
Stones or sand from every country in the world have been placed under the Path. At its centre is a solar-powered World Peace Flame light, symbolising the healing light of peace, and words for peace in different languages are carved on the outer circle of the Pathway.
Please walk around the world and add your prayers, hopes and wishes for peace.

7.00 - 10.00 pm Eastbeat, a night of poetry and music; El Salvador Vencera, remembering Phillip Wearne and Henry Bran

Kingsley Hall, Powys Road, E3 3HJ
Five minutes from Bow Church DLR, Bromley-by-Bow tube, Bow Flyover A11/A12, Bow Church bus stop 8,25,108,205,276,425,488,D8. Street parking.
Disabled access.    07739 277 298

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