Performance Archive

Queer Noise V

Wednesday 20 July 7 – 9 pm

Join us for the fifth instalment of Queer Noise at BPS. Expect poetry, music, theatre and queer joy.

Queer Noise presents an evening of performance from London based spoken word artists, musicians and theatre-makers. Get ready for a simultaneously silly and sensitive exploration of queer identity, community and friendship.

After four sold-out events, Queer Noise is back with a lineup of incredible queer artists.

This is an evening of two halves – the first half brings you poetry and music from:

Kia Matanky- Becker, Grace Quigley, Gretchin

The second half of the evening presents:

Whats Wrong With Me? – The Musical (written and directed by Jess Coppen-Gardner, music by Rosalyn Miller)

Rich Man’s Slug: live art and performance

Thursday, 21 July 20227 – 9 pm

After a successfull event last month Rich Man’s Slug is back with an evening of movement, choreography and performance art from three international emerging artists.

Rich Man’s Slug takes you through different ways of being and explores queerness in three distinct forms.

Queer Noise IV: Poetry and Performance

Tuesday 28 June 7 – 9 pm

Junes Queer Noise treated audience to poetry, music and cabaret acts featuring: Kia Matanky-Becker, Saskia Kraftowitz, Jaime Lock, Kri and Fred Turtle

Rich Man’s Slug: live Art and Performance

Thursday 16 June 7 – 9 pm

A night of movement, choreography and performance art exploring Queerness Featuring:  Bel Eade, Miriam Levy, Sunniva Rørvik

Queer Noise III: Poetry and Live Music

Friday 27 May 7 – 9 pm

The third installment of Queer Noise gave us an evening of poetry and live music celebrating queer identity, community and friendship.

Featuring Poetry from: Grace Quigley, Kia Matanky-Becker, Sabina Hellstrom, Vittorio/a , Zha

Scruffy | One Woman Show By Rosie Hollingworth

Friday 29 April 7 – 9 pm

The Sugar Theatre Company brought their  latest show Scruffy to BPS.

SCRUFFY is a powerful one woman show written and performed by Rosie Hollingworth, directed by Jack Beddow and produced by Holly Cowley.

META ALARM / MEAT ALARM | Experimental Performance Art

Thursday 28 April 7 – 9 pm

 An evening of experimental performance from international artists and graduates of the RCA

Featuring RCA Contemporary Art Practice graduates from 2021 and 2022:

Catalina Correa, Kevin Siwoff, Anita Marante, Laura Moreton-Griffiths, Iona Mitchell, Josh Woolford, Louise Ørsted Jensen, Amy Wright, Sergei Zinchuk, Weining Cai, Xinyao Yu, Adri São Bento, Heyse Ip, Sarra Grillo-Henry, Ziyi Zhu.

Write2Speak: The Art of Poetry

Wednesday 27 April 7 – 9 pm

Write2Speak presented ‘The Art of Poetry’, an intimate evening of spoken word performance with 5 of London’s finest contemporary poets.   Write2Speak is an organisation that supports the community using spoken word poetry workshops and events.

Featuring

Hollie Dee, Yossi, Tyler Cunningham, Luke Jaime, and Anomis

Queer Noise II: Poetry and Performance

Tuesday 26 April 7 – 9 pm

Queer Noise treated audiences to another evening of poetry and performance celebrating queer identity, community and friendship.

Featuring Poetry from Kia Matanky-Becker, Grace Quigley and Morgana Rubini, and a one-woman show The Not 12 Days Of Not Christmas, by Lila Robirosa

MassHysteria Presents: Film Night

Monday 25 April 7 – 9 pm

The MassHysteria Collective curated a series of movement films animated by live dance performances

 Honkus: an evening of live music

Thursday 14 April 7 – 9 pm

 An evening of new music from Honkus – Patricia Auchterlonie ( soprano) and David Zucchi (saxophones). The Duo performed a wide range of contemporary and experimental works, graphic scores, and pastry emulation from celebrated UK & international composers including Meredith Monk, Walter Zimmermann, Joanna Ward, and Neil Luck. Also featuring looped/ambient guitar soundscapes courtesy of guitarist Ian Wadley.

Featuring:

Patricia Auchterlonie (soprano) and David Zucchi (saxophones) Ian Wadley ( guitar)

Women and Words:

An evening of poetry and live music

Thursday 10 March 7 – 9 pm

An evening of poetry and music celebrating female writers contributions to London’s literary landscape. Featuring Three poerful poets: Annie Freud, Sue Hubbard, and Helen Ivory plus a musical offering from composer and performer Kri.

Queer Noise: poetry and live music 

Wednesday 24 February 7 – 9 pm

An evening of gorgeously gay poetry and live music from a collective of writers and musicians exploring different perspectives on the world through an avidly gay gaze

Artists involved:

Grace Quigley,  Keziah, Ess Grange, Harriet Chomley, Rebecca Hayes, Morgana Rubini

Archiving Queer History with Laura Migliorino

Wednesday 23 February 7 – 9 pm

A sold out talk by Academic and Photographer Laura Migliorino on her series The Hidden Life of Books and her process of archiving queer histories. Followed by a screening of Queeroes of London by Cherry Au Hon I and Junie Lau which documents the experiences of queer londoners through the generations 

Artists involved:

Laura Migliorino, Cherry Au Hon I, Junie Lau

MassHysteria Presents: A moment of Bliss

Friday 11 January 7 – 9 pm

In this sold-out event MassHysteria a collective of  international dance artists facilitated an evening of experimental performance playing with ideas of collective embodiment 

Artists Involved:

Luisa Mateo Dupleich Rozo, Marlen Pflüger, Willa Faulkner, Romain Biros, Hannah Corrie, Sophie Page, Rebecca Piersanti, Margaret and Robyn

New Classic: An Evening of Music with Aliayta Foon-Dancoes and Emily Earl

Thursday 27 January 7 – 9 pm

 A concert of New Classical music performed by Aliayta Foon-Dancoes (violin) and Emily Earl (violin/viola) including world premiers of works by young UK-based composers such as Robert Laidlow, Louise Drewett, Aliayta Foon-Dancoes, Rockey Sun Keting, Freddie Meyers, Liam Ross Gibson, and Geoffrey King.

The Bloom Collective:

An Evening of Live Music

Thursday 18 November 2021

A night of live music from The Bloom Collective, a community of womxn and non-binary people whose mission is to encourage confidence and creative growth. Featuring Sarah Sey, Ceryseliza and Lucy Mair.

Magnus Irvin | October 2021

An evening of music and performance to celebrate the launch of performance artist Magnus Irvin’s new book ‘Cancer Times’ raising funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

An evening of classical music presented by Laura MacDonald

August 2021

Laura Macdonald brought together seven musicians for a concert of contemporary music set amongst Dylan Bardoe’s exhibition Kerosene.

Oh Imanuela | July 2021

A night of live music and poetry from OH IMANUELA, Kia Matanky-Becker and Saskia Kraftowitz.

The Nick Sorensen / John Law duo | June 2021

An evening of jazz from Nick Sorensen and John Law responding to the paintings of Day Bowman.

CIL | May 2021

Audiences were treated to lyrical poetry, live electronics and enigmatic soundscapes from southeast London based artist and musician Cecilia Morgan Known as CIL.

The Raz Club | May 2021

Whilst venues and galleries were closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, The Raz Club Provided some much needed culture and entertainment with a virtual performance from the gallery. 

CUCKOOLAND | September 2020

Performance Artists Saskia Craft-Stanley and Eloina Haines and Poet Yossi Goodlink responded to CUCKOOLAND a show by Richard Walker with an afternoon of live art.