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Genre - New Writing
Artist Talk
On from 01 Mar 2008 to 01 Mar 2008
Toynbee Studios
by Michael Pinsky

As part of Gary Stevens' Performance Lab, there is a free guest talk by an artist on the first Saturday of each month. The March talk will be by Michael Pinsky.

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Genre - Drama Genre - New Writing
Bobby Baker's Bumper Package
On from 08 Mar 2008 to 09 Mar 2008
Toynbee Studios
by Bobby Baker

To celebrate the launch of the Bumper Package – consisting of the book Bobby Baker: Redeeming Features of Daily Life edited by Michèle Barrett and Bobby Baker, a series of nine DVDS of past and current shows and a revamped website – there will be two special events. Each event will involve abundant toasts, toast, specialised buns and actually much more serious stuff.

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Genre - New Writing
Artist Talk
On from 05 Apr 2008 to 05 Apr 2008
Toynbee Studios
by Richard Grayson

As part of Gary Stevens' Performance Lab, there is a free guest talk by an artist on the first Saturday of each month. The April talk will be by Richard Grayson.

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Genre - New Writing
Falling Wide | Eclectic Matter
On from 19 Apr 2008 to 19 Apr 2008
Toynbee Studios
by Falling Wide

Falling Wide presents Eclectic Matter...

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - New Writing
David Gale's Peachy Coochy Nites
On from 28 Feb 2008 to 29 May 2008
Toynbee Studios
by Artsadmin

Just a projector and 20 images. Just 20 seconds per image. During those 20 seconds the Presenter talks about the image. So simple. So precise. So demanding. This is the Peachy Coochy way.

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12 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Chickenshed | as the mother of a brown boy...
On from 05 Jun 2008 to 06 Jun 2008
Toynbee Studios
by Chickenshed

A mother remembers the life, and untimely death, of her mixed race son and his struggle for identity in a multi-racial society.

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Genre - New Writing
Are You Sitting Comfortably ?
On from 14 May 2009 to 10 Feb 2009
Toynbee Studios
by Various

Are You Sitting Comfortably? is an atmospheric evening of original story telling, brought to you by Bernadette Russell, Gareth Brierley and Paschale Straiton, plus one special guest.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - New Writing Genre - Musical
Vortex Tour EAST
On from 05 Mar 2009 to 05 Mar 2009
Toynbee Studios
by Theo Bard, Fiona Bevan, Jonathan Geyevu

Vortex Tour East returns with three exceptional artists who will tour for EAST 09. Creating their own distinctive multi-genre sound from folk and jazz through to soul and hip-hop, Theo Bard, Fiona Bevan and Jonathan Geyevu are currently making a name for themselves on the London music scene. Vortex Tour East will bring these singer songwriters together for the first time to perform across the East End.

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Genre - Classic Genre - Musical Genre - Stand Up
Portico Quartet
On from 08 Mar 2009 to 08 Mar 2009
Toynbee Studios
by Portico Quartet

Portico Quartet are four young musicians based in London and causing quite a stir. Forging contemporary jazz with modern classical tendencies (think Steve Reich and Philip Glass) along with many other genres, they have created an inimitable sound that has been compared to the Penguin Café Orchestra, EST and The Cinematic Orchestra amongst many others. For EAST 09 they’ll be performing music from Mercury nominated debut Knee Deep In The North Sea as well as new tracks from their hotly anticipated second album, to be released later this year.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing
The Paper Cinema With Roger Eno
On from 05 Mar 2009 to 10 Mar 2009
Toynbee Studios
by The Paper Cinema

Enter into the realm of The Paper Cinema, where a new world emerges through intricate paper imagery. This new show, which premieres at Toynbee Studios for EAST, with live music by Roger Eno and images by Nic Rawling, takes you on a fantastical journey transporting you around the East End from reality into the land of dreams.

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Genre - New Writing
Are You Sitting Comfortably? Underground
On from 12 Mar 2009 to 12 Mar 2009
Toynbee Studios
by White Rabbit

Our monthly story telling evening returns for a March-led event, with madness as its theme... join us for our spring fling.

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Genre - New Writing
Plagiarismo
On from 04 Jun 2009 to 04 Jun 2009
Toynbee Studios
by Richard DeDomenici

An entertaining and educational new illustrated talk about the problem of intellectual copyright theft in the creative industries.

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Genre - New Writing
Are You Sitting Comfortably ?
On from 11 Jun 2009 to 11 Jun 2009
Toynbee Studios
by Various

Are You Sitting Comfortably? is an atmospheric evening of original story telling, brought to you by Bernadette Russell, Gareth Brierley and Paschale Straiton, plus one special guest.

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Genre - Stand Up Genre - New Writing
David Gale's Peachy Coochy Nites
On from 26 Feb 2009 to 26 Jun 2009
Toynbee Studios
by Various

Just a projector and 20 images. Just 20 seconds per image. Just Peachy!

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Genre - Drama
The Resurfacing Problem
On from 09 Jul 2009 to 10 Jul 2009
Toynbee Studios
by Grand Magasin

Despite my repeated efforts, I rarely manage to be understood with the required accuracy, and am ceaselessly thwarted by outside circumstances. Whatever these obstacles may be – a noisy truck passing by, interference on the phone line, the acoustics of a room – words become scrambled and communication becomes difficult and imprecise.

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Genre - Classic
Ursonate
On from 07 Nov 2009 to 07 Nov 2009
Toynbee Studios
by Kurt Schwitters

An extremely rare opportunity to hear a live performance of Ursonate, perhaps the most significant sound poetry work of the 20th century, and a key artefact in the history of the avant-garde.

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Genre - Classic
Vagina Rex and the Gas Oven
On from 08 Nov 2009 to 08 Nov 2009
Toynbee Studios
by Jane Arden

Jane Arden’s major play Vagina Rex and the Gas Oven was the first theatre work to come out of the Women’s Liberation Movement in Britain when it was staged at the Drury Lane Arts Lab in 1969.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
Led Easy
On from 16 Nov 2009 to 17 Nov 2009
Toynbee Studios
by Cardboard Citizens

For the past ten years, Cardboard Citizens have been touring Forum Theatre shows performed by homeless and ex-homeless actors in London’s hostels and day centres.

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Please check with the theatre for information on the recommended age groups for this performance Genre - New Writing
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
On from 17 Jun 2010 to 17 Jun 2010
Toynbee Studios
by White Rabbit

Are You Sitting Comfortably? is an atmospheric evening of original story telling, brought to you by Bernadette Russell, Gareth Brierley and Paschale Straiton, plus one special guest.

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18 and above - recommended age group
Larry Bogad Tactical Performance workshop
On from 17 Jun 2011 to 17 Jun 2011
Toynbee Studios
by Larry Bogad

Fresh from the streets of New York, professor, author, activist and Yes Man Larry Bogad will host a workshop.

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - Drama
Island/Not Tony
On from 22 Sep 2011 to 22 Sep 2011
Toynbee Studios
by Gary Stevens

Gary Stevens presents a double-bill of performances at Toynbee Studios.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
On from 30 Sep 2011 to 30 Sep 2011
Toynbee Studios
by Artsadmin

White Rabbit is going underground for an evening of original short stories inspired by what lies beneath rat infested sewers, disused and forgotten stations, revolutionaries, Hades...

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - Stand Up Genre - Comedy
The Jam: A Cultural Compote
On from 06 Oct 2011 to 06 Oct 2011
Toynbee Studios
by Various

Join us for another night of live music, stand up, performance poetry, burlesque, new writing and a few other tasty treats from the artists of London Town...

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
Are You Sitting Comfortably? Beauty
On from 21 Oct 2011 to 21 Oct 2011
Toynbee Studios
by White Rabbit

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Find out at White Rabbit's evening of short stories inspired by Beauty.

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Genre - Drama
Three Blind Mice
On from 28 Oct 2011 to 29 Oct 2011
Toynbee Studios
by Cardboard Citizens

A new forum play by Olivier award-winner Bola Agbaje, Directed by Tony McBride, A unique chance to see Cardboard Citizens' new Forum Theatre play, now touring hostels and day centre

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Performance Matters presents Trashing Performance
On from 25 Oct 2011 to 30 Oct 2011
Toynbee Studios
by Performance Matters

Trashing Performance explores the power of creative expressions that wilfully debunk or ignore cultural ideals and hierarchies of critical value. It presents and investigates art and culture often considered too left-field by the proprieties of high minded and elite taste. This programme of talks, shows and films provides a space to think again about the value of irreverent and sometimes overlooked performance practices in public exchanges between different performance audiences and artists, academics, activists, and curators.

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BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer
On from 03 Nov 2011 to 03 Nov 2011
Toynbee Studios
by Brian Lobel

This unique and intimate performance celebrates the ten year anniversary of Brian Lobel being diagnosed with cancer, in November 2001. BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer is a trilogy of works written in 2003, 2006 and 2009 and challenges the well-known stories of cancer survivors and cancer martyrs that have come before.

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18 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing
Are You Sitting Comfortably? Tricks
On from 25 Nov 2011 to 25 Nov 2011
Toynbee Studios
by Various

Treat yourself to an evening of original short stories inspired by TRICKS brought to you by White Rabbit.

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Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
On from 27 Jan 2012 to 27 Jan 2012
Toynbee Studios
by White Rabbit

A spinechilling selection of original mid-winter spooky stories, written by Londoners, read by White Rabbit, to haunt and thrill you.

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Genre - Drama
Melanie Wilson & Fuel present Autobiographer
On from 17 Apr 2012 to 05 May 2012
Toynbee Studios
by Melanie Wilson

Combining a poetic text and a bold, electrifying score for voice and sound, Autobiographer draws us into Flora’s slowly unravelling mind. In a tender and lyrical performance, fragments of stories and pulses of memory build layer upon layer into a curious, evocative portrait of a life refracted through the lens of dementia.

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Genre - New Writing
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
On from 20 Jun 2012 to 20 Jun 2012
Toynbee Studios
by White Rabbit

We invite you to join us in the Arts Bar & Café for original short stories written by Londoners and read aloud by the team at White Rabbit. There will be music, laughter and perhaps some bruised knees for this Olympics special, because in case you hadn't noticed London plays host to a very special sporting event this summer!

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Anna Halprin - Breath Made Visibile
On from 20 Jun 2012 to 20 Jun 2012
Toynbee Studios
by Dance Art Foundation

To celebrate 10 years of its pioneering Breathing Space dance-in-health programme, Dance Art Foundation is delighted to present the London premiere of Breath Made Visible, an inspiring 80min documentary on the life and work of dance maverick Anna Halprin.

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Genre - Musical
Song-Seek
On from 04 Sep 2012 to 04 Sep 2012
Toynbee Studios
by Oo La Lume

Oo La Lume present and curate an eclectic night of original music.

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Genre - Drama
Camellia and the Rabbit
On from 05 Sep 2012 to 05 Sep 2012
Toynbee Studios
by Rachel Snider

It is Camellia Sinensis and it has rescued a rabbit, charmed a magician and saved Rachel's life. A true story seen through the gauze of an Assam tea bag, that most reliable of teas.

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Genre - Drama
Every Rendition on a broken machine
On from 05 Sep 2012 to 05 Sep 2012
Toynbee Studios
by Ross Sutherland

Every wondered what it’s like to collaborate… with a machine?

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Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
Popaganda
On from 14 Sep 2012 to 14 Sep 2012
Toynbee Studios
by Richard DeDomenici

An international scandal has erupted after it was discovered that key details of monologist Richard DeDomenici’s new show Popaganda are actually true.

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The Telescope
On from 06 Mar 2013 to 06 Mar 2013
Toynbee Studios
by Tim Spooner

A metaphysical puppet show creating a miniature uncertain landscape.

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All Roads Lead to Rome
On from 06 Mar 2013 to 06 Mar 2013
Toynbee Studios
by Chris Dobrowolski

A journey through consumerism, contemporary art theory and classical civilisation.

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Projector/Conjector
On from 06 Mar 2013 to 06 Mar 2013
Toynbee Studios
by Mamoru Iriguchi

Boy is called Projector because a video projector is attached to his head. Girl’s name is Conjector. A TV is attached to her head. Boy meets girl on screen. They dance through screens.

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Genre - New Writing
SPILL Festival of Performance at Toynbee Studios
On from 05 Apr 2013 to 13 Apr 2013
Toynbee Studios
by SPILL Festival

SPILL Festival of Performance 2013 comes to Toynbee Studios

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Genre - New Writing
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
On from 13 Sep 2013 to 13 Sep 2013
Toynbee Studios
by Artsadmin

White Rabbit hosts an evening of short stories focused on Animals.

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Genre - Drama
Mental
On from 24 Oct 2013 to 02 Nov 2013
Toynbee Studios
by Artsadmin

The Metropolitan Police call him a Domestic Extremist. He prefers the term Mental.

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Genre - Drama
Number 1, The Plaza
On from 15 Nov 2013 to 15 Nov 2013
Toynbee Studios
by Artsadmin

In their new theatre piece, acclaimed performance company GETINTHEBACKOFTHEVAN are clawing their way back to a time they’ve heard was fresher than now.

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Genre - New Writing
Are You Sitting Comfortably?
On from 22 Nov 2013 to 22 Nov 2013
Toynbee Studios
by Artsadmin

Come celebrate with White Rabbit!

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Genre - Drama
Because of Love volume 1
On from 28 Nov 2013 to 29 Nov 2013
Toynbee Studios
by Artsadmin

Franko B presents his new multi-disciplinary live performance, Because of Love volume 1.

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Genre - Drama
TOYNBEE
On from 10 Dec 2013 to 15 Dec 2013
Toynbee Studios
by Artsadmin

Geraldine Pilgrim comes to Toynbee Hall & Studios with new site-specific promenade performance TOYNBEE

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15 and above - recommended age group Genre - New Writing Genre - Drama Genre - Comedy
People Show 127: Hands Off
On from 27 Nov 2014 to 29 Nov 2014
Toynbee Studios
by People Show

Over 3 billion people are playing videogames. We want to win, we want to see what's next and we want to see the end.

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