beaconsfield arts events
Open House London weekend:
Luis Carvajal and
Annie Davey/ 15mm Films
Beaconsfield Commissions 2007
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September
Opening hours 1-5pm
For Open House London 2007, two co-existing
activities will take place within the Beaconsfield venue
at 22 Newport Street, each performance reflecting the
respective characters of two linked sites: a 19th century
school building that now houses Beaconsfield in its
remaining wing and the adjacent double railway arch.
The former Lambeth Ragged School, Lower space
Luis Carvajal and Annie Davey: Puss and Mew London Dry
Puss and Mew is an inter-disciplinary project by Luis
Carvajal and Annie Davey who have collaborated
since 2004, exploring the relation of gin to English
social history through the recreation and reinvention of
cultural artefacts and phenomena.
The artists speculate that the Lambeth Ragged School
(opened by the Beaufoys in 1851) was perhaps built as an
act of philanthropic guilt, by a family that had made its
fortune distilling. It is said that they made
gin until one of their members saw a copy of Hogarth's
Gin Lane and resolved to have no more to do with this
A Puss and Mew London Dry Gin bar will be in operation in
the former girls wing over Open House weekend.
The Arch space
15mm Films: The Way In
A semi-fictional film set in a festering railway arch
squat. A disability-led collective rehearse scenes
inspired by 1970's terror factions, contemporary reality
TV and lo-fi spontaneous performance art, for a
disability terrorism film they seem to be about to make.
15mm Films work collaboratively on a project basis and
are linked by a willingness to describe themselves as
Artists: Katherine Araniello, Chloe Edwards, Charlie
Fennell, Laurence Harvey, Simon Raven, Juliet Robson,
Philip Ryder and Aaron Williamson.
Beaconsfield, 22 Newport Street, London,