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Sent: 07 November 2016 11:23



What's On at the Tom Thumb

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Monday 7th November
7.30pm, ?2.50

You are cordially invited to join the Hydropathes.

The Tom Thumb is delighted to present Club Hydropathe: a weekly night of off-beat cinema.

Doors from 7pm, Mystery Screening from 7.30pm. 


Thursday 10th November
7:30pm, ?10

"The UK's most consistently strong songwriter"
Sean McGhee, Rock'n'Reel

"Britain's finest songwriter since Richard Thompson"

Robb Johnson is now widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr, & he enjoys a similarly diverse spectrum of critical acclaim - "a modern-day Dostoyevsky" said the US's Dirty Linen, Mojo made the double CD Gentle Men Folk Album Of The Month, while The Daily Telegraph made it their Folk Album Of 1998, & Tony Benn says Johnson's "Winter Turns To Spring" is his favourite song.


Friday 11th November
7:30pm, ?10

Kazakh violinist Aisha Orazbayeva performs her latest album Telemann Fantasias followed by Seeping Through (Margate) her collaboration with artist, director of Forced Entertainment and writer Tim Etchells.

???? "A marvel to see ... spark[s] a debate about the art of performance itself." Fest Mag

About the album:

Telemann Fantasias is a recording of six of the twelve violin fantasias by German composer G.P. Telemann, published in 1735. The performances on the CD range from personal and stylistic interpretations to versions marked by the distortion and fragmentation of the material through the use of contemporary violin techniques. This approach to interpreting old repertoire reflects Orazbayeva's work in improvisation and as a performer of new and experimental music.

About Seeping Through:

In Seeping Through (Margate), artist, director of Forced Entertainment and writer Tim Etchells collaborates with violinist Aisha Orazbayeva on a rolling improvisation that combines and moves between spoken text and music over an intense, continuous one hour period. Shifting through a set of spontaneous fragmentary improvisations - text and music are treated as fluid forces in the same space, fading in and out of each other, breathing together, cutting and cancelling each other, creating a dynamic and always unstable landscape.

Aisha Orazbayeva

Aisha Orazbayeva is a Kazakh-born London-based violinist renowned for her interpretations of contemporary music and radical approach to old repertoire.

Tim Etchells

Tim Etchells is an artist and a writer based in the UK whose work shifts between performance, visual art and fiction. He has worked in a wide variety of contexts, notably as the leader of the world-renowned Sheffield-based performance group Forced Entertainment and is currently Professor of Performance at Lancaster University. 




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