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PASTORAL – ART @ COMPOTES – FOREST GATE

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By Robert White

Compôtes

118 Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0EW

Bakery, deli, café.

On Friday 12th February 2016, I went to see the opening of the Pastoral art exhibition at Compôtes in Forest Gate, east London. There was some wonderful art on display. The exhibition was curated by Gabrielle Luca Iozzi and featured exhibits by the following artists: Giuseppe Iozzi, Sabela Mahlangu, Fungai Marima, Jose Pindian, and Robert White.

Pastoral is open free to view at Compôtes until March 12th 2016.

The cakes and soup at Compôtes are particularly good. The freshly baked bread is top notch. Compôtes is close to both Forest Gate and Wanstead Park train stations.

Glenn Rikowski: 18th February 2016

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Giuseppe Iozzi

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‘Human Herbs’ – a song by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

Glenn Rikowski @ Academia: http://independent.academia.edu/GlennRikowski

The Lord Rookwood

THE BONFIRE BAND AT FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Roots Folk

Forest Roots is back with a bang and this month we have the hugely talented Bonfire Band http://www.thebonfireband.co.uk ably supported by traditional folk duo Annie Winter and Dean Hobbs. We haven’t seen the Bonfire band for quite a while now and we’re looking forward to hearing more of their folky, bluegrassy, country mix of home grown songs. 

We are also pleased that Annie, who has sung quite a few times at the club and has been warmly appreciated, will be doing a longer spot as a duo with Dean Hobbs. The Flats Family Band will be there as usual so it’s sure to be a good night.

If you’d like to perform just let us know

Forest Roots is at The Lord Rookwood, 314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone E11 3NW

Friday 30th September

Free entry with a whipround

Starts at 8.30pm

British Rail: Forest Gate & Wanstead Park; by bus 58 & 308

If you would like to play at Forest Roots, or for more information, email: forestroots@gmail.com  

Stay forever young
Jenny and Caroline

 

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

 

‘Maximum levels of boredom

Disguised as maximum fun’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales)  

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

The Kittiwakes at Leigh-on-Sea Folk Festival 2010

THE KITTIWAKES AT FOREST ROOTS – 25th MARCH 2011

Dear Forest Roots Folk

For those of you who didn’t make it to the Lord Rookwood for our last Forest Roots night it turned out to be a great night and great venue and was packed out so thank you to all those Forest Roots Fans who supported us and turned up and it was nice to see lots of new faces too. 

Thank you to Bob, our genial landlord, for making us so welcome serving good beer in a nice and more importantly, warm room.  We hope you can all make it on 25th March at 8.30pm when we have the Kittiwakes. They are a firm favourite at Forest Roots and last time they played they sold out of CDs so get there early if you want a good seat because it’s going to be another great night

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

The Kittiwakes (Official website): http://www.thekittiwakes.com/

 

The Lord Rookwood

314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW

The Lord Rookwood: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/28/28333/Lord_Rookwood/Leytonstone

The Lord Rookwood is well known for its jazz club, see: http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/London/The-Lord-Rookwood-30777.html

General Information about the Lord Rookwood: http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs_bars/venue-4608.php

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

“The Kittiwakes are fantastic musicians, their well-crafted songs are wonderful (with beautiful lyrics) and they are great live performers” – Glenn Rikowski

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

 

The Lord Rookwood

FOREST ROOTS – FRIDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2011

 

Dear Forest Roots Folk

On Friday 25th February  we have the Hot Strings Review featuring the versatile and multi-talented Martin Wheatley and Mike Piggott who play between them guitar, fiddle, ukulele, banjo, steel guitar and many more. Martin is a virtuoso ukulele player (check him out on Youtube) and Mike is a renowned fiddle player, see: http://www.mikepiggott.com.

The Flats Family Band will be there and don’t forget it’s a ukulele rollover. So if you’re a ukulele fan this is definitely a night not to be missed.

See you in the Forest Gate Hotel function room, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, E7 0LW

BR: Forest Gate

Tube: Wanstead Park

Busses: 86, 25, 330, 58, 325, 308

Starts 8.30pm

Free entry with a whipround

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

UPDATE 13th FEBRUARY 2011

Jenny and Caroline sent an email today. There has been a change of venue. Forest Roots will no longer be held at the Forest Gate Hotel.

The next session on the 25th February will now be held at the The Lord Rookwood pub: 314 Cann Hall Road, Leytonstone, London, E11 3NW

The Lord Rookwood: http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/s/28/28333/Lord_Rookwood/Leytonstone

The Lord Rookwood is well known for its jazz club, see: http://www.ents24.com/web/venue/London/The-Lord-Rookwood-30777.html

General Information about The Lord Rookwood: http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs_bars/venue-4608.php

But from now on Forest Roots will be added to its repertoire.

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

FOREST ROOTS – FRIDAY 25th FEBRUARY 2011

Wanstead Flats

FOREST  ROOTS – FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2010

Dear Forest Folk

Don’t forget this Friday we have blues singer/songwriter Roger Askew with Olly Blanchflower. You can hear them at http://www.myspace.com/rognolly and check out Roger at http://www.rogeraskew.com.

The Flats Family Band will be there and the wonderful Nick Pickett as well as local singers and surprise guests.

If you’d like to perform send us an email: jennybeeching@gmail.com

See you all Friday

Forest Gate Hotel, Function Room, 105 Godwin Road, Forest Gate, London, E7 0LW

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Human Herbs’ at: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic (recording) and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h7tUq0HjIk (live)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Wavering on Ether: http://blog.myspace.com/glennrikowski

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Forest Gate Hotel

FOREST  ROOTS – FRIDAY 26th NOVEMBER 2010

Victor Rikowski

VICTOR RIKOWSKI PLAYING AT FOREST ROOTS

Victor Rikowski will be playing at the Forest Roots on Friday 23rd July. He will be performing some country music and one of his own compositions.

Victor plays in the Cold Hands & Quarter Moon band at Bangor University, north Wales, where he is studying music and creative writing. You can find out more about this band and listen to their music by going to the page at the top of this blog, i.e. https://rikowski.wordpress.com/cold-hands-quarter-moon/ and by checking out the Cold Hands & Quarter Moon profile on MySpace: https://rikowski.wordpress.com/cold-hands-quarter-moon/

Victor’s PowerPoint story (in 6 parts), The Ockress, can be found at: http://www.theockress.com

Acoustica are the headline band at Forest Roots on Friday. They play a varied selection of Irish folk and modern acoustic music. There will also be The Flats Family band, and guest and surprise musicians.

So come along to Forest Roots on Friday, 23rd July!

It starts 8.30pm at the usual venue: The Forest Gate Hotel function room, Godwin Road, Forest Gate.

Free entry (with a whip-round)

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

MySpace Profile: http://www.myspace.com/glennrikowski

 

Wanstead Flats

FOREST ROOTS

Dear Forest Folk

Don’t forget this Friday (30th April) we have our very own Nick Pickett, who has been entertaining us with his wonderful songs and fantastic guitar and harmonica playing since Forest Roots started. He will be joined by Chris Haigh for a few numbers, so if you’ve seen Nick perform before then you know he’s going to give us a fantastic night.

We also have Stew Simpson, an up and coming singer/songwriter, who we’ve seen before at Forest Roots and he was so good we asked him back. The Flats Family Band will be there and Angus will be giving us one of his self-penned numbers.

Also a date for your diary as next month we have The Kremlinaires, masters of Soviet swing and Bolshevik boogie, on Friday, 28th May

So see you all this Friday at Forest Roots, the Forest Gate Hotel, On the corner of Godwin Road and Tylney Road, Forest Gate, London E7

Stay forever young

Jenny and Caroline

PS: Please note, Forest Roots is a volcanic ash free zone however if you just want to let off a bit of steam it’s the perfect place to be!

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon at MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/coldhandsmusic

The Ockress: http://www.theockress.com

Wanstead Flats

WANSTEAD FLATS

 

Last weekend, Ruth Rikowski and I went for a walk on Wanstead Flats. We took some pictures with our new(ish) digital camera. Ruth has written a short article about our walk and what we observed, and included some pictures, on her blog ‘Serendipitous Moments’.

You can view the article and pictures at: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/2009/11/wanstead-flats.html

Serendipitous Moments: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/

Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk