Arts, Events & Exhibitions

Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square - Good Friday 2018

On Good Friday, 30th March 2018, the renowned Wintershall Players return to the heart of London with their awe-inspiring full-scale re-enactment of The Passion of Jesus, performed for free in the shadow of the National Gallery at 12noon and 3.15pm. The Passion premiered in 1993 on the Wintershall Estate in Surrey and since then has become a highly anticipated Easter fixture, both in Guildford a...

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Rise Theatre to perform Romero - Heartbeat of El Salvador at St Ignatius, Stamford Hill

Image: ICN/JS

Rise Theatre will be performing Romero - Heartbeat of El Salvador, at St Ignatius parish, in Stamford Hill, north-east London next week. The true story of Blessed Oscar Romero and his heart for the oppressed people of El Salvador is brought vividly to life by the Rise Theatre team in this highly acclaimed production, accompanied by an original soundtrack from James Joshua Otto and a...

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Booking now: Polish Centenary Concert at Royal Albert Hall

On Sunday, 11th November 2018, Poland celebrates 100 years of its return to the map of Europe. For more than 123 years, until 1918, the country had existed only in the hearts and minds of Poles living under the domination of its partitioning neighbours - Russia, Prussia and Austria. To celebrate this most important of Polish Jubilees, a special concert will be held at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Frankenstein at The Space Theatre

Danielle Winter, Sarah Lawrie - image Sam Elwin

The 200-year old story of Frankenstein - a chilling warning against 'playing god' - gets an atmospheric recreation at London's Space theatre. Written by Isabel Dixon and directed by Katherine Timms, this time round, both Dr Frankenstein and the Creature are female, but the play stays mainly true to the original story and the gender swap feels seamless.

Dr Elizabeth Frankenstein manages th...

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Play: Ten Ten Theatre's 'Grace'

One year ago, TRAC invited Martin O'Brien the director of Ten Ten Theatre, to one of its meetings to discuss the possibility of staging a drama that would be an educational tool for schools, youth and parish groups to convey the issues related to human trafficking - the prevalence of pornography as a virtual step toward sexual exploitation - and communicate the dangers of grooming unsuspecting ...

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London: Spirituality and Creativity Lenten Retreat

Pieta St James, Piccadilly

The Spirituality and Creativity Lenten Retreat at DeMazenod House, Tower Hill, this year will be focussed on Women of the Passion. We will journey with the women who supported Jesus during the Passion from Palm Sunday through to the Crucifixion. We'll hear their stories, their point of view to gain a fuller picture, understanding of how the Women of the Passion supported our Lord. Th...

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Devon: Music workshop to explore music of Syon Abbey

The Syon Breviary has 100 pages of plainsong and commemorates the 600th anniversary of the foundation of Syon Abbey by King Henry V

Music once heard only in the chapel of Syon Abbey, South Brent in Devon, will be heard once again during a choral workshop at St Mary's Church, Dartington on Saturday, 17th March, starting at 2.30 pm: an event which is open to all. The nuns' prayers which formed their daily office were translated into English from the original Latin about fifty y...

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Khameleon at Theatro Technis

Theatro Technis in Camden Town on Saturday was the setting for Khameleon - a benefit show for the Look Charity that supports visually impaired children.

Actor Christopher Pan gave an electric performance playing two parts in a dramatisation of the Chekov story The Drowned Man. He returned later to present an excerpt from his epic new drama: 'Two Souls One Body' - a speech from Alexander -...

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Drama student Donal Finn wins Sir Alec Guinness Award

Richard O'Callaghan,  Janie Dee and Grace Archibald,  Photo: Patrick Lee

Donal Finn, a graduating student at LAMDA, has won the Sir Alec Guinness Award this year.

The presentation took place on Tuesday 20 February at the Club for Acts and Actors in Covent Garden at the end of the Annual Students' evening hosted by the Catholic Association of Performing Arts (CaAPA)

Actress Janie Dee presented the Award to Grace Archibald from LAMDA, who accepted it on be...

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Concert: Carly Paoli: Singing my Dreams

Mezzo soprano Carly Paoli was the singer chosen by Vatican Radio to sing 'Ave Maria' composed by Romano Musumarra with lyrics by Grant Black, as the theme for Pope Francis' Jubilee Year of Mercy in 2016. In that same year, she headlined in the 'Music for Mercy', concert in the Roman Forum. Carly's debut album Singing My Dreams went straight in at No. 2 in the Classical Music Charts. JudyAn...

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London: Farm Street Church displays Andrew White's In Memoriam

Andrew White speaking at Farm Street

Farm Street Church has an important contemporary painting on display in the St Aloysius chapel. The epic work In Memoriam, of the Last Supper, is a masterpiece on long-term loan from the church's artist in residence, Andrew White.

Andrew painted the twelve-foot-long canvas of the Last Supper, which was brought to Farm Street from the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham. The central panel cou...

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Smile Upon Us Lord at the Barbican

At times fantastical and dreamlike, at others expressive and skilfully comic, Smile upon Us, Lord illuminates the Jewish experience in the first half of the 20th century while speaking of love and compassion for all mankind.

Adapted from two novels by Lithuanian born writer Grigory Kanovich this show features an all-star Russian cast with a 40-plus ensemble. Vakhtangov's esteemed A...

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National Gallery - Van Eyck and the Pre Raphaelites

Arnolfini portrait  - Van Eyck

The National Gallery has done it again! It has pulled off a remarkable coup of collaboration with the Tate to present an exhibition which joins the dots historically and artistically between Van Eyck and the Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood.

The artists, Rosetti, Millais and Holman Hunt were nineteenth century students at the Royal Academy. They made the short walk across to the Gallery from le...

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London: Exhibition on the Life and Legacy of Cardinal Manning

Cardinal Manning

There will be an exhibition on the life and legacy of Cardinal Henry Manning, Archbishop of Westminster from 1865 - 1892, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farm Street, organised by Jesuits in Britain, from March 1 - 23.

The Exhibition will be introduced with a talk on Cardinal Manning by Fr Nicholas Schofield, Diocese of Westminster Archivist, in the church on Monday 5 March at...

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