Ceramic Studio Winter Show & Pop Up Sale
to Dec 1

Ceramic Studio Winter Show & Pop Up Sale

Nam Tram of the Great Pottery Throw Down, along with Stewart Who? opening the weekend, will be adding another aspect to Shortwave Cafe.

Nam Tran, together with the creative members of the Bermondsey based ‘Cernamic Studios’, will be showing and selling their new works.

Beautifully crafted and affordable ceramic pieces, tableware, and one-off conceptual sculptures will be available to buy directly from the creators.

There will also be an opportunity to throw a pot on the wheel with every purchase (or £2 donation).

Free parking from 6.30pm and weekends.

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Album Launch - Constant Companion
7:00 PM19:00

Album Launch - Constant Companion

On Wednesday 12th December I have the London album launch party for my new album, Constant Companion, at Shortwave Cafe in Bermondsey This is a free party from 7 till late with performances from myself, from friends & floor spots. Be warned I will be unleashing some home-brew so make sure you have had your jabs...

Cunning Folk is a performer, storyteller & music promoter & also runs the South East London Folklore society.

Cunning Folk has performed supports for Alasdair Roberts, Stick In The Wheel, Martin Carthy & other supports of good folk keep rolling in.

A new album, "Constant Companion" is due for release in December 2018.

Cunning Folk puts on regular folk & roots music & spoken word events & talks in interesting places in a mission to bring wonderful interesting music, storytelling,history & poetry to like minded souls. In 2014 CF put on events in Tudor houses, old barges & magical bookshops. In 2015 CF put on events in woodlands, edgelands & forgotten corners & organised the Bermondsey Folk Festival. In 2016 & 2017 CF organised the Bermondsey Folk Festival. The 2018 Bermondsey folk festival is coming on dandy.

Cunning Folk organises the South East London Folklore Society a monthly pub meeting with speakers talking on subjects ranging from Wicca to Shakespeare, from Robin Hood to The Transports.

Cunning Folk tells stories for adults & children at festivals in schools & all sorts of events. (Up to date DBS etc.)


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to Jul 17


Richard Miller


Film maker, photographer, artist

Let an image grow old and you will see things that you didn’t notice at the time.

The simple idea of ‘observation’ has a very strong appeal to me. The thought that so much around us goes unnoticed until it is gone. People stare at their phone, stare blankly ahead or stare at the ground as the world passes by. Let an image grow old and you will see things that you didn’t notice at the time.

I decided to capture a record of the Bermondsey Street area and exhibited prints in 2013, with further exhibitions of a wider area. I like to think of a camera as a tool, with my eye being the more important lens, then editing and adding colour to the images I choose using digital technology.

Already some of that earlier work has aged. Buildings have gone and people moved on. My observations however, remain forever, in print. Imagine if you will, looking at those same images 100 years on from now.

The geography of my newer work has since expanded but for this Shortwave exhibition, Into the Blue, I remain focussed on the Bermondsey area.

I have traced my own family back to Bermondsey in the 1820’s, with Dockhead, Blue Anchor Lane, Neckinger, Pages Walk and Bermondsey Street amongst the locations of my ancestors homes. I moved to Bermondsey myself in 1988 when the area was in sharp decline. The docks had closed, traditional industries had become outdated and others were moving out of inner London completely. The changes we have since then have been quite remarkable.

Maidstone College of Art: Fine Art (Film,Video and Sound) 1984 Recent Print Exhibitions: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017
Recent film and video: Save the Rose, 2014, Unveiling The Shared 2014 Light Fantastic 2015, The Story of the Stones 2018

Richard won The National Portrait Gallery 'South of the River' Competition in 2016.

web: richardqmiller.com, twitter: @richardqmiller

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Jakob Kullberg with Philippa Mo
7:45 PM19:45

Jakob Kullberg with Philippa Mo

Top prize winner in international competitions, twice winner of the Danish
Grammy, most recently in 2013 for his concerto CD ’Momentum’ which was also
nominated for the coveted Gramophone Award in London, Jakob Kullberg lives
in Copenhagen and is coming to Shortwave to present a superb evening in
which he’ll be marrying works by two different composers written nearly 400
years apart: Tobias Hume, a Scottish soldier who served with the Swedish
army, and Per Nørgård, a prolific contemporary Danish award-winner. Philippa
Mo will join him on violin.

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