Y not I - Exhibition in The Chapel of St Barnabas

Date: Thursday 1st March - Saturday 3rd March 2018

Price: FREE

Y not I is a series of 20 screenprints by Nicole Polonsky. The prints are a close rendering of found poems, lyrics and other texts by the artist’s brother Toby Polonsky (1965–1986), who took his own life at the age of 20. In this temporary installation, Y not I resonates with the many forms of memorial and commemoration built into The Chapel of St Barnabas. In a break with convention, visitors are invited to handle the original prints, which are distributed on the Chapel’s stone seats. Through these encounters, Y not I is momentarily animated.
The presentation at the Chapel includes the first performance of Let’s talk…, a specially commissioned composition by Andrew Lovett. The recorded piece will be played at 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm on the opening evening, and at 30 minutes past each hour for the duration of the show.

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The House of St Barnabas Art Tour

Date: Monday 5th March 2018

Price: FREE

The Collective at The House of St Barnabas showcases the work of emerging and established contemporary artists in a programme of visual art conceived to inspire and uplift. The Collective encapsulates the essence of The House of St Barnabas, in its ethos of collaboration and its commitment to nurturing talent.
Join us for our next art tour from 12:30pm – 1:30pm, where you will be guided through our new hang, with guest exhibitions from Flowers Gallery, the Earth Issue, Roberto Cambi, Pallas Citroen and the finalists of our Winter Pride open call. The collection also features donations and loans from celebrated artists such as founding member Hew Locke and artists including Tracey Emin, Jeff Koons, Damian Hirst, Peter Liversidge, Mark Titchner, Yinka Shonibare MBE and The Chapman Brothers.

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Should the Airbrushing of Women's Bodies in the Media be Banned?

Date: Thursday 8th March 2018

Price: FREE

iDebate and The House of St Barnabas are teaming up to provide you with a debate on airbrushing women’s’ bodies in the media. With the recent revelations of sexual abuse across wide swathes of culture, should we be considering how women are portrayed in the media.

It can be argued that airbrushing objectifies women by making it seem like they must look like a certain ideal. An ideal that is often dictated by men, part of the power disparity and culture that has led to sexual abuse.

Also, to be considered is how airbrushing and other photoshopping techniques intertwine with fake news. Is it right to be creating what could be considered fake images and then portraying them as if they are real and true to life? As editing techniques become more and more sophisticated it becomes more difficult to see where there have been changes made.

The debate will be taking place on the 8th of March, International Women’s Day, exactly when we should be taking a closer look at body image, and its effect on young women. But it is not just a women’s’ issue; with half a million men in Britain using steroids for cosmetic purposes body image is also increasingly an issue for young men.

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The Fika Session: Alone Together - The Challenges of Self Employment

Date: Wednesday 14th March 2018

Price: FREE

The Fika Session is a live music and discussion event for creative professionals to come together and to build a community and network. It’s all about the discussion and the sharing of ideas to support each other. The sessions are hosted by Fika Session Chair Cecilia Stalin and features a performance, DJ and 2 panellists.

On Wednesday 14th March join us at The House of St Barnabas to discuss the topic “Alone Together – The Challenges of Self Employment”.

Share stories and ideas with peers over great music in beautiful surroundings.

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The House of St Barnabas Historical Building Tour

Date: Saturday 24th March

Price: £5

Join our historical tour for a chance to peek behind our big front door at 1 Greek Street, to explore our Grade I listed Georgian townhouse which is usually only open to our members. The House is notable for its elaborate Rococo plasterwork and rich history, but we’ll save the juicy details for your visit!

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