Motel de Nowhere is 2 mins walk from Bethnal Green tube. Hollybush Gardens is the road off BG rd with HSBC bank on the corner. BJ House is then on the right and may still have scaffolding up. Look for a black gate. There will be a sign directing you into the building.
Last week’s event features in the following article in Screen Daily
The next S4 event at Motel de Nowhere takes place after Christmas.
Launch night of You Decide Saturday 18th Feb 2012. A new night being held at Motel de Nowhere.
Welcome to You Decide! This is an event where we get together and entertain each other! It will be held at Motel de Nowhere (an amazing studio space in Bethnal Green) and the idea is to get people together and show each other some stuff. ie. Short films, artistic projects, comedy sketches, performed music, plays, poetry, stand up, photography, ceramics, monologues, intellectual discourse, general arts and crafts, yoga, bogling, crumping, frumping (don’t think that term actually means anything but you get the idea)… The list goes on…
We would also like to hold some classes such as life drawing and pottery further down the line. So if you have a talent and want to teach it – here is the space to do it.
We’d like to encourage the use of this fantastic art space (which is available to hire on an ad hoc basis for incredibly reasonable rates) and encourage friends and friends of friends to volunteer their creative endeavors or at least be entertained by other peoples’.
Our launch night on the 18th Feb 2012 will have the following fun things for us :
Dave Herbert – blues musician singing unplugged . Blind Date – short film shot on Super 8 by my good self (Vicki Kisner) and Francesca Singler, starring Lucy Brooks Dowsett.. ILana Lorraine is going to be singing some beautiful songs from her new album. John Brown is showing some of his stunning animations and Bob Pipe has some great comedy films up his sleeve! The night will be hosted by the hilarious Sarah Lavis
Future events may become midweek and during the course of the evening we can all decide what the next night will entail. You Decide!
£3 donation. RSVP to the You Decide organisers via firstname.lastname@example.org
Back in April Matthew Noel-Tod won the top raffle prize at the Motel de Nowhere opening party to spend time in the space. Here’s what he’s come up with.
Castle 3.0 (2011)
8th September – 11th September 2011
Thursday 8th September 2011
7pm-9pm opening, 9pm-late party
Motel de Nowhere
Unit 007, First floor
10-12 Hollybush Gardens
Bethnal Green E2 9PQ
07903 582 810 / 07734 349 429
Showcase and CD launch
OF THE BRILLIANT AND THE DARK by Ellen Southern
8pm, July 23rd 2011
‘Of the Brilliant and the Dark’ is a composition by Ellen Southern made in a response to an invitation by artists Eileen Simpson and Ben White to create a creative commons licensed manuscript remixing the original 1969 score ‘The Brilliant and the Dark’ for a project at the Women’s Library, London, in the summer of 2010. Female choir Gaggle had also been invited to ‘remix’ the original, and the two distinctive pieces were performed in the library at Simpson and White’s live event.
Since then, Southern has developed her composition and performance further, forming the atmospheric and hushed song-cycle for 7 female voices now to be showcased. She embraced traditional, experimental and extended techniques to weave an emotive arc or collective ‘lifecycle’, allowing the individuality of each voice and instrument to be heard.
The composer interwove her own stories and those of the singers with fragments and themes from the original score and libretto by Ursula Vaughn Williams, which she intensively studied while creating the ‘remix’ score. Transformative experiences-in-common are relayed by the singers, who represent the ‘embroiderers’; the small choir who sat at the side of the stage in the original opera and stitched together a women’s history through song. To Southern this remains a poignant metaphor, as women’s voices in the arts are, and historically have been, under-represented.
Inspired by a projection made by Simpson and White of performance photographs from the original ‘The Brilliant and the Dark’ archives, Southern has also created a poetic visual narrative to accompany the live performance, photographed by Namvula Rennie.
In this special showcase event to launch the CD recorded by Danny Bright, ‘Of The Brilliant and The Dark’ will be performed in full, with support from singer / songwriter Namvula Rennie (plus guests TBC). The copyleft ‘remixed’ manuscript from the initial collaboration with Simpson and White will be also distributed for the first time.
Previous audience reactions;
‘Magical and nourishing’
‘I was transfixed’
‘Experimental and accessible, with beautiful melodies’
‘Truly new, beautiful and inspired’
‘The visuals and music together transported me into another world’
***Pre-booking essential due to limited spaces***
Please email email@example.com to reserve a place. You will receive confirmation and directions in reply. Pay on entry – £6 (suggested) includes CD.
Ellen Southern (b. London 1977) is a visual artist who in the last 5 years studied music theory and vocal practice at Morley College. This is her debut composition, a first exploration into combining voice, visual art and performance. Southern is due to begin a Masters in Performance and Visual Practices at the University of Brighton in September 2011.
Sneak preview webclip -http://www.myspace.com/video/rid/110243482
On Tuesday 31st May, Lorraine Surefoot (Alan’s ‘er indoors) will be holding a Sexercise class at Motel de Nowhere, Bethnal Green. Inspired by The Only Way is Essex’s summer time toning, Lorraine’s class will have you sweating, panting and chanting “No pasta before the Costa” before you know it.
If you’re local / not local / visiting London on that very day come along.
Girls only ( or clever cross dressers welcome)
7pm for about an hour….
C U next Tuesday!!! Luv Lorraine x x
(Lorraine n Alan are best known for their Straightening Salon commissioned by Duckie 2008)