Festival 2018

Richard Reed Parry: Quiet River of Dust

Saturday 8 December, 7–8.30pm (2018)

St John on Bethnal Green

PRICE: £10–£16

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Spitalfields Music and the Barbican are proud to bring Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire)’s folk project to the UK for the first time, following his Autumn 2018 debut album launch. Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1 was inspired by Richard Reed Parry’s tour of Japan and incorporates Buddhist myths, death poems and British folk songs.

“It’s a lush and verdant composition filled with buzzing cicadas, plucky guitar, and his airy voice flowing like a breeze through the treetops.” – The Fader on Song of Wood from Quiet River of Dust Vol. 1

Produced by Spitalfields Music in association with the Barbican. With support from The High Commission of Canada in the UK and the Québec Government Office in London


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Venue information

St John on Bethnal Green

St John on Bethnal Green
200 Cambridge Heath Road, Bethnal Green
E2 9PA
United Kingdom

Underground & Overground

Bethnal Green Station (1 min)
Cambridge Heath overground 
(3 mins)
Bethnal Green  Overground (7 mins)
Walking times are given in brackets.


To plan your quickest route by bus, use TFL’s journey planner.

Designed by Sir John Soane, St John on Bethnal Green was built between 1826 and 1828 and is home to the 14 Stations of the Cross. In providing both art classes for members of the community of any ability, and free exhibition space in The Belfry and North Gallery, St John’s encourages and facilitates many opportunities for local artists and performers to engage with the church and its surroundings.