July 2, 6:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
July 7, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
July 23, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Bold Tendencies and The Rite of Spring Project have gathered a group of more than 100 outstanding young instrumentalists to play Igor Stravinsky’s masterpiece The Rite of Spring. Originally a ballet about pagan sacrificial ritual, it is one of the most electrifying and exciting pieces of the twentieth century. The live performance will be followed by a set by composer Gabriel Prokofiev, whose groundbreaking organisation NONCLASSICAL is co-promoting the project. There will also be a separate afternoon education workshop for children ages 11-16, involving a piece for junk percussion and symphony orchestra composed specially for the event by award-winning young composers Kate Whitley and Joe Snape (to book a free workshop place email firstname.lastname@example.org).
July 28, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
London creative collective, Real Gold, present an evening of vital contemporary music in the car park’s golden auditorium featuring three bold London artists. The first event brings together a selection of artists all forging visceral new human and machine-made sounds and visions. Live: DAVE I.D, GENUFLEX and GWILYM GOLD Music: Pandora's Jukebox and Transparent Records
July 29, 8:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Artist and curator Cedar Lewisohn presents a Youtube mash up of some of his favourite pop video's. We will also premiar a recent Tate commistion of new films made by artists who work with music, Including Pil and Gailia Kollectiv, Tai Shani and Ruth Ewan. The evening will also include a preview of artist Emily Mc Mehen's film Achanté.
Aug. 13, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Elephant and the Nun is a new festival taking place in the centre of Southwark, from 5 to 14 August . The festival will bring alive the areas from Elephant and Castle to Nunhead, with a feast of creative indoor events and activities over eight days. The event at Bold Tendencies will see dance performances and screenings across the unique setting of the multi-storey car-park.
Aug. 20, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Free evening event featuring performances and installations from emerging and established sound artists and experimental musicians. Through both a local and international focus it celebrates new strategies within sonic performance, reflecting on noise, texture and tonality, the legacy of minimalism and the evolving relationship between old and new media. The event features contributions from Mark Fell (SND, Mego Editions), Mick Harris (Scorn/Napalm Death), Shelley Parker, Tom Richards, Alex Thomas, Matt Lewis & Jeremy Keenan, Vasco Alves & Louie Rice and Emily Whitebread.
Sept. 2, 9 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Seven of our favourite living read seven of their favourite dead, plus five minutes of their own recent work. Featuring: Sam Buchan-Watts, Rachael Allen, Olly Todd, Matthias 'Wolfboy' Connor, Sam Riviere, Heather Phillipson, Craig Brown.
Sept. 3, 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Branchage presents an original sound-track created by Bo Ningen to this surreal slice of Japanese anime. CAT SOUP (Tatsuo Sato, Japan, 2001) is an award-winning animation inspired by the work of manga artist Nekojiru – a surreal black comedy that follows Nyatta, a kitten on his travels to the land of the dead and back again in an effort to save his sister’s soul. BO NINGEN are four Japanese guys living in London. With their head-bending jams and wig-outs, they usually play an updated J-Rock template with elements of kraut-rock, psyche, metal, hardcore and funk. But their art sensibilities lead them to many collaborations and experiments. As part of the Scala Forever season www.scalaforever.co.uk
Sept. 8, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
5 x 15 and Bold Tendencies will gather five visionaries who have re-imagined their urban, visual or mental environments to create striking change. 5x15 is London’s most innovative speaker series. It brings together five outstanding individuals, who tell of their lives, ideas, achievements, and inspirations in 15-minute stories, bringing fresh perspectives and personal insights.
Sept. 9, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Silver Salon presents Ritual, an evening of film and performance exploring artistic responses to the occult. The event will consist of two parts: A screening of the film Dream Family by the Swedish artist Nadine Byrne, followed by a performance by Gery Georgieva.
Sept. 15, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
British Filmmaker Andrea Arnold first came to the public attention in 2005 when she won the Best Short Film Oscar for WASP. Since then, she has made three features: RED ROAD (as part of Lars Von Trier’s Advance Party trilogy), FISH TANK, both of which won awards at Cannes and BAFTA, and the forthcoming adaptation of WUTHERING HEIGHTS. Arnold had previously directed two short films, MILK and DOG after a studying film at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles (which in turn had followed a stint in the eighties as a TV presenter and actress). Along with WASP, all three shorts have an autobiographical feel, particularly as both DOG and WASP were shot around her home town on Dartford in the Thames Estuary, a landscape that turned up again in FISH TANK. Tonight we get a rare chance to see the three shorts, and a chance to remind us of her early talent before her latest film is released in late 2011.
Sept. 16, 6:45 p.m. - 10 p.m.
An evening of slow images curated by Paul Pieroni. How can we account for the emergence of “slowness” as a trope in recent cultural production? Might it be an alleviation of sorts? A palliative against the awesome velocity of the now…? 6:45pm: doors & drinks. 7:00 - 7:45pm: short screenings feauring: John Hughes, Three-toed sloth crossing road in Costa Rica, Paul Virilio, Rebecca Black, DJ Screw, Hype Williams, Jimmy Merris, Jonathan Meades, Andrei Tarkvosky, Andy Warhol Eats A Hamburger, Time Warp: Water Balloon to the Face, Douglas Gordon and Philippe Parreno. 7:45 - 8:30pm: Paul B. Davis slow house set. 8:30 - 10pm: Cocktails & feature screening: Jean Luc-Godard, Slow-Motion, FRA 1980, 86:00. Part of PAMI, The New Festival of Artists’ Moving Image in Peckham.
Sept. 17, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Turning the volume up on a selection of moving image works chosen for their lively soundtrack. Featuring films on 16mm and digital by Duvet Brothers, Christopher Maclaine, Daniel Swan, Ben Wheele, Betzy Bromberg, Patrick Staff, Henry Hills, Gili Tal, Jean Painlevé, Nathan Cash Davidson & more. Curated by Harriet B Mitchell and Grace Schofield. Part of PAMI, The New Festival of Artists’ Moving Image in Peckham.
Sept. 18, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
How to represent the weight and space of sculptural form on film? Artists as varied as Maya Deren and Richard Serra have explored structures of sound, performance and even humour to go beyond mere documentation, and present new ways of using the moving image to offer fresh perspectives on sculptural form. Featuring Marie Menken, Hy Hirsch, Liliane Lijn, Maya Deren, Dudley Shaw Ashton, Richard Serra, Hannah Wilke, William Raban and Daria Martin. Curated by Lucy Reynolds. Describing Form is a LUX touring programme supported by Arts Council England Supported by TATE ETC. Part of PAMI, The New Festival of Artists’ Moving Image in Peckham.
Sept. 18, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Peckham Free Film Festival closes with a free screening of Battleship Potemkin on the roof of Peckham multi- with live music soundtrack from Super Best Friends Club. The film will be screened near Franks Cafe and Campari Bar, also located on the roof, and is presented by Peckham Free Film Festival and Skawinski & Marshall Films. Battleship Potemkin (dir Sergei Eisenstein, 1925, 75mins, PG) is one of the most influential silent movies of all time, with legendary sequences that have become part of cinema history. http://www.freefilmfestivals.org
Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
The Place presents a one-off evening of some of the most provocative bite-sized dance works from the last twelve months, specially re-imagined for Bold Tendencies 5. The bill includes Lost Dog’s Place Prize winning duet It Needs Horses, a duet about the nature of live entertainment and features a memorably down at heel ringmaster, his glamorously bedraggled assistant and their increasingly extreme measures to draw the crowds. Darren Ellis performs his latest polyrhythmic solo After Effects, which brings man and drum-kit to life with light and sound. Protein’s critically acclaimed LOL (lots of love) is a timely and very funny take on the effect that online social networking has had on human relationships. Freddie Opoku-Addaie and Frauke Requardt reprise their sweetly combative Place Prize duet Fidelity Project plus there’s a short extract from Avant Garde Youth Company.
Sept. 25, 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
From Herzog & de Meuron's gleamingly hierarchical Miami venture to the piss-stained legacies of British post-war planning, the car park exerts an enduring influence on both contemporary architecture and popular culture. And that's before you even think about swapping vehicles for sculpture. Join our expert panel for an informal and informed discussion of the high density public parking garage: Speakers: Sam Jacob is an architect, writer, critic and founding director of FAT (Fashion Architecture Taste environmental design studio). Owen Hatherley is a freelance writer on Political Aesthetics. He is the author of Militant Modernism (Zero, 2009), A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain (Verso, 2010) and Uncommon – an Essay on Pulp (Zero, 2011) Simon Henley is Principal of the London-based architecture firm henley halebrown rorrison and author of "The Architecture of Parking" (Thames & Hudson 2007) which won the RIBA International Book Award for Construction in 2008. Simon is Associate Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and an External Examiner at the Mackintosh Glasgow School of Architecture. He is a member of the Design Council CABE Design Review Panel and a Member of The Academy of Urbanism. 'Virtual Philosopher' Nigel Warburton's most recent books include a biography of the modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger, and Free Speech: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press). His main research area is the aesthetics of photography, and he has also published in the area of applied ethics. Nigel is an Honorary Associate Research Fellow of the Institute of Philosophy, and a Senior Research Associate of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Oxford University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a member of the Princeton University Press European Advisory Board. Supported by TATE ETC. Curated by Alice Carey.
Sept. 29, 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
We are very sorry to inform you that this event has been cancelled.
OFFICIAL AFTERPARTY @ the Bussey Building
Sept. 30, 10 p.m. - 4 a.m.
After the last evening at Bold Tendencies why not head over to the Bussey building for a fantastic evening courtesy of Bradley Zero. DJ's include: Horse Meat Disco / Tim Goldsworthy / Nasty & Mangno / Bradley Zero / Thristian / Ali Tillett / Myles / AVB / Dauwd / Matt. Tickets on the door £5 B4 11 / £7 B4 12 / £10 After. Address: 133 Rye Lane Peckham SE15 3ST