Silent Cacophony Locations

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Austin, Texas: David Neita
Austin, Texas: David Neita

Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2 1JQ Via Skype, Time: 1.00pm Poet lawyer, David Neita is writing one of his thought provoking poems to be delivered in his incredibly powerful style live ,via internet and speakers, to a Brixton square, where Danish artist, Hülya Ucar will silently interpret his words.

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Barbican: Parlour Collective
Barbican: Parlour Collective

Various Streets: 10.20am St Giles-without-Cripplegate 11am Mirrors of the Sky An exploration of the threshold between the silence of expectation and the silence of devastation. Seven artists shall present new performance works structured around the idea of a mirror reflecting the sky and its inherent uncertainty. Work shall orbit different streets and alleyways surrounding the Barbican centre, gradually drawing closer together and eventually colliding in a delicate, transitory moment of silence

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Bethnal Green: Jude Cowan Montague
Bethnal Green: Jude Cowan Montague

Outside Bethnal Green Tube Station and St John's church, E2 9PA Time: 9.30am, 10.30am & 11.30am An evocation of one man's experience of the Bethnal Green tube disaster in music and poetry. Based on the oral history of Alf Morris. The event will move between the street and the church

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Bethnal Green: Alain English
Bethnal Green: Alain English

Weavers Fields, Bethnal Green, E2 6HG Time: 2pm - 4pm various locations Interacting with local people, a recital of war poetry and self-penned work exploring silence of local bomb sites in and around this well regarded local green

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Holborn Library: Terry Duffy
Holborn Library: Terry Duffy

Holborn Library 32-38 Theobalds Road, WC1X 8PA Time: 10.30am – 3.00pm In Memory of 26 people who died in and around Holborn and Bloomsbury during a First World War Zeppelin bombing raid, 8th September 1915. Commemorated by 26 limited edition prints by artist Terry Duffy entitled, 'Monuments, Silence Remembered'. The prints inserted by the artist into 26 poetry and related war books throughout Holborn library.

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Queens Square: Bird Radio
Queens Square: Bird Radio

Queens Square, WC1N 3BG Time: 11.02am-1.00pm Motley Bird Radio will perform 'Motley', a song specially written for Silent Cacophony, on the spot of the Zeppelin bomb that shattered the windows of all the hospitals in Queen's Square. Based on British writer Walter de la Mare's anti-war poem penned in 1918

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Bloomsbury: SHM Foundation
Bloomsbury: SHM Foundation

Bedford Row, WC1R 4EB Bedford Row: 5pm - 7pm Artist Rhiannon Armstrong is working with staff at SHM Productions to create a journey for members of the public. Participants are invited to take a journey in silence, a journey that mirrors the steps taken by a Zeppelin and its pilot on the long night of 8 Sept. 1915, when over 40 bombs were dropped on Bloomsbury and 22 people were killed. Image: Ian Castle, London 1914-17: The Zeppelin Menace

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Boston, USA: David Lee Morgan
Boston, USA: David Lee Morgan

Live to London, via landline telephone to St Bride's Bridewell Hall, EC4Y 8EE Time: 9:30pm-11.00pm David Lee Morgan's evolutionary 'Word' gets spliced and torn, in a live struggle between telephone calls and the bomb-like-buzz of a larger than life headphone jack instrument. Title - Word Raid - Answer the Call! Artists – David Lee Morgan, Jonathan Lockwood, Andy Rowe, Tom Westbrook Where - Bridewell Hall/ St Brides What - Live sound performance with video projection

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Bow Roundabout: Duncan Menzies
Bow Roundabout: Duncan Menzies

Bow Flyover Roundabout Time 11.00am-12.00noon Single bagpiper on Bow roundabout When traffic is moving the pipes plays - when traffic stops the pipes stops Exploring speed of life - preconceptions – in the rush to live life societies in the West often tend to ignore what they don't immediately understand and history proves this can have fatal consequences for humanity

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Brixton: Leila Segal
Brixton: Leila Segal

Venue: Brixton Library 2pm & 3pm Writer / Photographer Leila Segal presents photography by women who escaped trafficking and torture in Sudan and the Sinai desert. Leila will talk about her experience of creating art with the women and share some of their own words about the work. There will be space for questions and reflection with the public on the project, and on the wider issues of trafficking and war today.

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Windrush Square: Hulya Ucar
Windrush Square: Hulya Ucar

Windrush Square, Brixton, SW2 1JQ Via Skype, Time: 1.00pm Poet lawyer, David Neita is writing one of his thought provoking poems to be delivered in his incredibly powerful style live ,via internet and speakers, to a Brixton square, where Danish artist, Hülya Ucar will silently interpret his words.

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Camberwell: C.Mathews/A.Johnson
Camberwell: C.Mathews/A.Johnson

Albany Rd/Camberwell Rd SE5 Time 10.30am-11.30am Title: 10 at Albany Road On 19th-20th October 1917, 10 lives were lost during an attack on Albany Road. In recognition of the schism between silence and sound, a single harmonic shall be played on the guitar by Cassandra Mathews, followed by a short pause to enhance the poignancy of the reflection upon war. In accompaniment to this, a visual explosion of Zeppelin confetti, by artist Alison Johnson, shall be released at the sound of each harmonic.

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Dawn Cole shamrock-lace.jpg
Dawn Cole shamrock-lace.jpg

The Silence of Knitting: Various Location Time: 10.30am - 11.30am During both wars women assisted the war effort in numerous ways, one of these being knitting for the troops. There were often silent messages that each stitch represented – of love and luck, a message to a son, husband, brother, or fiancée. The silence of longing for their safe return knotted and weaved in every stitch, unseen and unspoken. Margate, Kent / Newark, Nottinghamshire/ Ticehurst, East Sussex / Liverpool

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Cambridge, MA, USA: Nancy Esposito
Cambridge, MA, USA: Nancy Esposito

From a location in Boston, USA (tbc) live via internet to 1930s Typewriter in St Bride Institute Print Room, Bride Lane, EC4Y 8EE Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm Poet Nancy Esposito will type her poem live from USA, via her laptop, which will type out automatically within seconds on a 1930s German typewriter placed in St Bride printing room. The piece incorporates the latest technologies from 80 years apart, highlighting the role communication plays in modern war and conflict

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St Bride Institute
St Bride Institute

St Bride Institute Roof, Bride Lane, off Fleet St, EC4Y 8EE Time: 10.50am-11.20am Title: Fire Watching St Bride still has scorch marks on the roof from various incendiaries and bombs that landed during both World Wars. This short intervention by Glyn Farrow and Mikey Palmer is to commemorate the people who would risk their lives on the roofs of many treasured London buildings and literally flick incendiary bombs off when they landed.

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St Bride Library: Jonathan Lockwood
St Bride Library: Jonathan Lockwood

Bridewell Hall, 14 Bride Lane, EC4Y 8EE Live via landline telephone from Boston Time: 9:30pm-11.00pm David Lee Morgan's evolutionary 'Word' gets spliced and torn, in a live struggle between telephone calls and the bomb-like-buzz of a larger than life headphone jack instrument. Title - Word Raid - Answer the Call! Artists – David Lee Morgan, Jonathan Lockwood, Andy Rowe, Tom Westbrook Where - Bridewell Hall/ St Brides What - Live sound performance with video projection

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Bride Lane: Liam Donovan
Bride Lane: Liam Donovan

St Bride Institute Print Room, Bride Lane, EC4Y 8EE Time: 2.00pm-4.00pm Live from Cambridge, MA, USA Having found a 1930s German typewriter in a street in Kensington, Liam set about developing a system where the typewriter will type automatically from a computer keyboard. Poet Nancy Esposito will type her poem live from Boston, via the internet, and the typewriter will type letter for letter in the St Bride Library print room as a unique experimental event of blending new and old technologies.

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Clapham: Paul Halliday
Clapham: Paul Halliday

Internet Radio: Interviews Time: Available for download or streaming from 11.11.13 Paul will be recording a series of interviews exploring how people who have lived during war perceive silence, including interview with retired a editor in publishing, Patricia Corrigan who during the Second World War, lived in Purley, between Kenley and Croydon Airports, seeing many air raids, and has a vivid account of a V1 passing close over the train she was on and hitting a Woolworths in Battersea

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Covent Garden: Amanda Kent
Covent Garden: Amanda Kent

Swiss Church, 79 Endell St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9DY Time: 1.00pm Sound Healing An opportunity to experience sound healing in the middle of central London as part of Silent Cacophony and to consider how we perceive silence and its relevance to everyday life.

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Lyceum Theatre: Harry Vendryes
Lyceum Theatre: Harry Vendryes

Lyceum Theatre Exeter and Wellington Street, WC2E 7RQ Time: 11.02am repeated 1.00pm During the interval of a show at the Lyceum theatre, as people queued for food from a street stall, a Zeppelin overhead dropped a bomb that killed 17 instantly and “21 sustained terrible injuries”. Actor, Harry Vendryes, with artist Sandra Djukic, asks how people would have felt, before and after the bombs fell. The terror came from above. The fear never left them.

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Dalston Library: Maria Alvarez
Dalston Library: Maria Alvarez

Dalston C.L.R. James Library, E8 3BQ Time:10.30am - 3.30pm A one day gentle installation of ceramic heads representing the loss of life when the original library was struck at 4pm on 4th January 1945 by a V2 killing many children as well as adults. Each head sculpture will be carried individually from the artist studio to the location by various members of the local community to be laid in place, before 11am

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Den Haag (Hague): Harry Zevenbergen
Den Haag (Hague): Harry Zevenbergen

Den Haag Forest: Time;Evening The programme will see a small group walk through the forest during darkness passing places from where V2´s were launched with a forester guide telling the story of the forest. Finishing on an open spot where poetry will be recited accompanied by musicians. Then on to the streets of Bezuidenhout, bombed by accident by the RAF, 3rd March 1945 in searching for the launch sites. The event ends with poetry and music in a living room as was often was done during WWII

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Deptford: Ben Burtenshaw/Tess Faria
Deptford: Ben Burtenshaw/Tess Faria

Deptford High Street, SE8 4AA ‎ Time: 4-11th November The anchor that once adorned the High St will be 'dropped' on to Deptford. Participants will walk down the street collecting materials to briefly reconstruct the anchor and then remove it after the 2 minute silence. With the help of the community the now silenced space at the end of the high street will be re-appropriated. Highlighting altered local identity; separate to a maritime heritage.

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Euston: Lenka Horakova
Euston: Lenka Horakova

Quakers Friends House Garden 173-177 Euston Rd, NW1 2BJ. ‎ Time 10:30-14:30 Sculpture Representing notions of home; a metaphor for a body and what is left behind in silence. The sculpture is made from used house keys, symbolising a stage within; a contemplation on our ideal home and the state of being in war and conflict. Inspired by the Euston War Memorial across the Euston Road from the Garden.

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Farringdon: Isabel White
Farringdon: Isabel White

68 Farringdon Road, EC1M 3JB 10.58am, 1,00pm & 3.00pm Handing out flyers to announce the event (incomplete, misinformation or rumour), 10.58 am in location, announce the start at 11am, It will not be audible to anyone, but all the words will be spoken for the 2minute silence period, Announcement made after that the poem has been read, Copies of the poem will be available to anyone who wishes to see it

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Finchley: Nick Scammell
Finchley: Nick Scammell

Abbots Gardens, N2 0JG Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm On 15 November1944 a V2-rocket landed on houses in Abbots Gardens, killing 5 people, including 2 children. Residents have raised a small mosaic memorial on the grass verge, in honour. To mark tragedy a performance on the small traffic island nearby will see piano wire around the two trees to hang small notes. Some notes will contain the word REMURMUR printed in red, others will feature text-works derived from accounts of survivors/eye-witnesses

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Greenwich:C. Desmarest/Garry James
Greenwich:C. Desmarest/Garry James

Greenwich Train Station, SE10 8JA Time: Sun 10.52am & 2pm Monday 10.52am, 2.00pm & 5.00pm Camille Desmarest with Garry Scott James. When action has no way out, inhibition becomes the only solution and leaves traumas in the body. The dance looks into the shades of silence. Silence is what happens when words are not possible, when action is killed by impotency. ‘The inhibition of action’ deals with powerlessness and arbitrariness.

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Ilford: Jonsson /Bracher
Ilford: Jonsson /Bracher

Ilford Exchange Shopping Centre, IG1 1RS DAY:23113 Silences between words act as pointers to the physical sentient process of remembering. On the 11th November from 11:11 a number of silences drawn from collected childhood memories of female survivors from the bombings in 1945 will be passed into bodies of the public as messages relayed by two handed handshakes from the two artists at the location of the Super Cinema which was bombed 23113 days ago, on 8th February 1945.

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Angel: Agnes Meadows
Angel: Agnes Meadows

Sunday Event Tinderbox Café, Angel Shopping Mall, N1 0PS Time: Sunday from 2pm V2s destroyed two Islington pubs, with great loss of life. The aptly named Tinderbox Cafe is the venue for a reading of two poems that reference these events written by London-based award-winning poet/writer Agnes Meadows. Agnes will also be sharing the work with new Islington locals in and around the Angel shopping mall, many of whom do not have roots in North London.

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Lebanon: Daniel Merrill
Lebanon: Daniel Merrill

Daniel Merrill (of Dead Rat Orchestra) will create an electro-acoustic composition that explores silencing that occurs in conflict and how this affects our understandings of ourselves. This sound work (to be presented online) will be constructed in Beirut, Lebanon, a city whose historic and cultural silencing between occurrences continues to contribute to how it is perceived.

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Lewisham: Jazzman John Clarke
Lewisham: Jazzman John Clarke

M&S Lewisham High Street, SE13 6JG Time 11.02am-11.30am & 1.00pm-1.30pm Poet Jazzman John Clarke, will perform his self-penned poem 'Sonic Gift' (an 'ironic' title) for Silent Cacophony in Lewisham Fruit & Veg Market outside M&S, where a V1 rocket killed 51 and maimed many on 28th July 1944. Ricky Edwards on alto sax and Claude Deppa on flugelhorn, with puppeteer and artist Giovanna Bindi will use 'movement' to interpret and emphasis both words and actions.

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Margate, Kent: Dawn Cole
Margate, Kent: Dawn Cole

next door to Primark on Marine Drive Time 10.30-11.30am The Silence of Knitting: Various Location Time: 10.30am - 11.30am During both wars women assisted the war effort in numerous ways, one of these being knitting for the troops. There were often silent messages that each stitch represented – of love and luck, a message to a son, husband, brother, or fiancée. The silence of longing for their safe return knotted and weaved in every stitch, unseen and unspoken.

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Brockley: Lurca
Brockley: Lurca

Shardeloes Road & St Donatts Road Time: 10.30am - 2.30pm 36 little V2 rockets, representing each of those who died when half the terrace houses were destroyed killing and maiming many. A poem will be read to accompany the event taking place in Den Haag, where Dutch poet Harry Zevenbergen's intervention explores the mistaken attack of the RAF on the city rather than v-rocket launch sites.

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Goodwood Road: Caffy St Luce
Goodwood Road: Caffy St Luce

New Cross Road, New Cross, SE14 6AS Time: 3.00pm Caffy St Luce [Rocklands] will be releasing the paper petals of 168 sunflowers over New Cross Road from above the site of the old Woolworths (now Iceland Supermarket), to honour the 168 mostly women and young children killed, the memory of the 121 seriously injured and terrible trauma caused across the local area when at 12.26pm a V2 rocket hit the store on 25th November 1944.

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Southbank: Daniel McClennan
Southbank: Daniel McClennan

Tate Britain, Atterbury Street, SW1P 4RG Time: 4.45pm-5.45pm Projecting from Chelsea College of Arts onto the external wall of Tate Britain, scarred by bomb shrapnel during the Second World War, Daniel McClennan film ‘Crash 2” is exploring encounters with a traumatic and ungraspable 'Real'. The material that is evocative of the cataclysmic origins of the Remembrance event, but housing it in a more contemporary vessel. How has technological advancement altered our reception of the traumatic?

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Poplar: xname
Poplar: xname

Title: Observing the Witness 9-10am Langdon Park, E14 6NW (WWI) 11-12pm Bazely Street, E14 0EU (WWII); 1-2pm Upper North street, E14 6FY WWI The East End, at whose extreme margin lays Poplar, has been a recurring target of attacks over two World Wars. Three durational performances will symbolically re-enact these indelible events. The author defines this 'live art triptych' as a ritual whose aesthetics combine aspects of 'happening', first wave performance and body art with diy noise music.

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Shepherds Bush: Dzifa Benson
Shepherds Bush: Dzifa Benson

Shepherd Bush Green, W12 8TT Time: 11.02am,12am, 1pm & 2pm Poet Dzifa Benson will be interacting with the local community and performing the poem "12 Questions", which contemplates the silence of victims and the silence of the grave, and talking to local people affected by war whether directly or second hand. Their answers will contribute to a new poem that Dzifa will compose and published on the Silent Cacophony website.

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Swiss Cottage: CSSD MA Music Theatre
Swiss Cottage: CSSD MA Music Theatre

Swiss Cottage Library 88 Avenue Rd, NW3 3HA Royal Central School of Speech and Drama 4’33” By John Cage Monday 11 November Performed by MA Music Theatre students Students from MA Music Theatre will present a performance of John Cage’s famous work, 4’33’’, arranged for choir. This seminal work explores how we listen and perceive silence

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Carter Lane, St Paul's: Natasha Reid
Carter Lane, St Paul's: Natasha Reid

Carter Lane Gardens Next to St Pauls Cathedral, EC4M 8AD Time: 10.00am-4.00pm Echo: A site-specific installation, created from delicate fragments of shattered plaster, momentarily making legible the memory of a WWII bomb blast, which destroyed a building once in the place of the gardens at Carter Lane.

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Bloomsbury

Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green

Boston, USA

Bow

Brixton

Brixton

Austin, Texas

New Cross

Cambridge, USA

City of London

Clapham

Covent Garden

Dalston

Den Haag (Hague)

Margate, Kent

Newark, Notts

Liverpool

Sydney, Australia

Ticehurst E.Sussex

Deptford

Euston

Finchley

Islington

Greenwich

Ilford

Lebanon

Lewisham

Barbican

Farringdon

Margate

New Cross

West End

Swiss Cottage

Pimlico

Poplar

Shepherds Bush

Covent Garden

St Paul's

Camberwell

City of London

City of London

Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury

 11th November 2013