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Dalston Songs – Homerton Sings

Fri 21 Oct 2016 : 7:45 pm

£8 – £12

updated 12 noon 21 October: Fri 21 October 2016 – SOLD OUT 

Helen Chadwick Song Theatre and Chats Palace present

Dalston Songs – Homerton Sings

Performed by Helen Chadwick Song Theatre & Chats Palace Community Choir

Home is not a place: it’s a feeling

We’re all trying to figure out where we belong. For some home means a life created in a new country, escaping from a war zone, or arriving from a destroyed homeland. For others, the story is more domestic – home can be simply olive oil and bread or the thick dust in the basement.

It’s very simple for me, home is bread and a table.’

Dalston Songs – Homerton Sings is a powerful, uplifting performance piece about roots, displacement and what ‘home’ means. Sometimes disturbing, often funny and always poignant it draws on interviews with Helen’s Dalston neighbours and Chats Palace’s Homerton community. Their stories form the basis for lyrics in an everyday-speech song cycle that is a timely work about common-ground in east London’s diverse community.

Helen Chadwick is a Hackney-based singer, composer and performance creator with a background in theatre. Her distinctive work utilises unaccompanied songs to create solo and group performances. www.helenchadwick.com

Chadwick…an exquisite find’ The Guardian

Dalston Songs was originally commissioned by Royal Opera House in 2008: Creator/Composer Helen Chadwick, Co-director/Choreographer Steven Hoggett

Pierces the heart’  Evening Standard

immaculate a cappella’ Classical Source

 Fri 21 & Sat 22 October 2016
Tickets £12/ £8 concs IN ADV via Evenbrite and ON THE DOOR

photos by Peter Young & Hester Dennett/Photochats from the exhibition, Dalston in Colour, Chats Palace 2015


Fri 21 Oct 2016
7:45 pm
£8 – £12
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Chats Palace Arts Centre
42-44 Brooksby's Walk
London, E9 6DF United Kingdom
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