Explore wedding customs at Branchage Proposes Marriage
From Kusturica-esque gypsy weddings to lavish Royal Affairs, dazzling Bollywood weddings to a quickie in Las Vegas, wedding ceremonies all have their own theatricality. Branchage will be exploring these spectacular traditions and superstitious customs of weddings through an evening of silent film, performance, found footage, music and surreal wedding treats.
Pull up a pew to hear something old and something new brought together through live-scoring by both classical and new folk musicians of pre-Thirties cinema and found footage. Hear traditional wedding folk songs sung and obscure Russian wedding vinyl from over the last 50 years. Watch our very own Uncle Dennis car-crash his way through his reception toasts charging your glass with Cousin Percy’s Punch and more…
People who have come to give their blessing at this event include:
Plaster of Paris turn their hand to scoring a wedding vignette, let’s hope our soprano makes the congregation weep good and proper.
Rhosyn(previously Wap Wap Wow) as the string quartet will be playing their own brand of haunting celebration music for this event.
Freddy Syborn (Uncle Dennis) writes jokes for programmes like Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Mock the Week, but don’t hate him for that. He’s also a prize-winning playwright, for what it’s worth. Which is nearly nothing.
DJ Penny Metal has collected Eastern European and Russian music on vinyl for many years. Innovative and inspirational, tonight she plays a sparkling set of Russian wedding anthems
James Keay is a classical pianist and composer whose musical sensibility is astonishing. From Chopin to Swing he will have you relishing every key he touches.
Wedding cake by ‘Cakes and Crunk’ Gemma Pharo is a Psychedelic and Surreal Cake Maker from a Fine Art background
St Leonards Church
Shoreditch High Street
Nearest Tube: Shoreditch High Street