Join us for an intimate concert with Rachelle Rhienne, an independent recording artist hailing from Scotland. Boasting a massive TikTok following of 550,000 and nearly 50 million social media views, Rachelle is a rising star in the music scene.
In July 2023, Rachelle's latest single 'Orange Tree' debuted, signalling the start of her career with more original work on the horizon. It has recently climbed to number one on aBreak58, music's leading platform for indie artists. Rachelle's music combines upbeat pop with heartfelt ballads, offering a distinctive cinematic quality.
With a vast catalog of 70+ songs, Rachelle and her team are actively collaborating with music supervisors and industry leaders to feature her music in TV, films, games, and advertisements. She has partnered with 3 Sparks Music, a collective that includes talented singer/songwriter Marina Bennett (known for credits on Netflix, Amazon, NBC, Fox) and Jonathan Ferrier, an Australian producer and songwriter recognized as a "producer of the future," inspired by the cinematic style of Hans Zimmer and the pop vibes of Ryan Tedder. Rachelle's vocals have already featured in ITV's hit UK TV shows 'The Masked Dancer' and 'The Masked Singer' in 2021, and her voice made a triumphant return in the 2022 series.
Concert ticket only - £15
This ticket includes a reserved table seat during the concert
Dinner ticket - £40
This ticket includes a two course dinner at a reserved table during the concert
Why are we so captivated by the lives of musicians and bands, and how has that fascination been portrayed on screen thus far? How has the art of songwriting been depicted on screen, and what's the reality behind it? And how is music itself used in TV and films to enhance the storytelling experience?
Join us for an exciting panel discussion exploring two types of music stories for the screen: stories about music and stories told by the music itself as soundtrack or score. Our panellists bring a range of expertise to the table, from composition and music supervision to screenwriting and production. The panellists will discuss their experiences, the challenges of creating powerful music storytelling and what the future of this art may entail.
This event is open to Members and up to two guests. Attendees are invited to network after the panel discussion.
Sheila Hayman has written and directed documentary films for the BBC, Channel 4, ARTE, Beijing TV and others, winning a BAFTA, Time Out Documentary Series of the Year, and a Robert Kennedy award. Her new feature documentary, ‘The Other Mendelssohn' is in cinemas from October 27.
Sacha Puttnam, mentored by Vangelis and Quincy Jones, has an extensive career spanning film composition, orchestration, and collaborations with pop and rock artists, including Bush, Sia, Hybrid, Nick Cave, and Regina Spektor.
Karen Spearing, an independent music supervisor and co-founder of Wild YoYo Music Supervision, combines over 20 years of experience in creative and management roles within the music and TV production industries.Peter Worsley, an Emmy Award-winning TV and film professional with over 20 years of industry experience, specialises in long-form music programming, including notable credits like "Eric Clapton: Across 24 Nights" and "Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool" among others.
Sarah ‘Pixie’ Pickering - As the VP Creative and co-head of sync at Sony Music Publishing, Pixie heads up a team of 14, liaising closely with A&R, songwriters and artists. Pixie is also the Producer for the Juice label which SMP and ITV jointly own and involved in various mentoring schemes, songwriter sync camps and artist showcases.
Chair: Sarah B. Williams is a screenwriter, producer and musician. Having spent over a decade in the music industry, she turned her attention to writing. She co-produced Justine, which was nominated for a British Independent Film Award in 2020.
Join us at The Century for “A Decade of NoDirectionHome,” with guests Steve Oram, Prano Bailey-Bond, John Maclean, Doug Cox and the Blaine brothers showing their short films in a special evening to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this film directors’ community. We’ll also be showing shorts by Alice Lowe, Rob Morgan and Kate Herron.
Special Guests on the night:
Steve Oram - A respected actor and director, Steve wrote and starred in Sightseers with Alice Lowe, has appeared in the World’s End for Edgar Wright and EOTFW, and directed his feature debut Aaaaaaaagh! exec produced by Rook Films. He directed The Lincoln Tiger starring Gareth Tunley screening this evening.
Prano Bailey-Bond directed the award-winning Censor, a psychological horror set in the world of 80s censorship panic, which starred Niamh Elgar and counts Guillermo del Toro and Mark Kermode as fans. She has directed many successful shorts including Nasty, showing tonight, the precursor to Censor.
John Maclean Formerly : a successful musician in The Beta Band, John’s short directing debut Pitch Black Heist starring Michael Fassbender won the Bafta, and led to his feature debut Slow West, also starring Fassbender which won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance. He is in pre-production on Tornado, his next film.
The Blaine Brothers feature debut Nina Forever shook up the horror genre in 2015, with Kim Newman as a fan. Before that, they had made several BIFA and BAFTA nominated shorts, but tonight we are screening a sneak preview of a NEW and UNSEEN work Undeletable starring Sophia di Martino (Loki)
Marc Munden is a three-time BAFTA winner and an eight-time nominee. He was an assistant to Mike Leigh, Derek Jarman and Terence Davies before directing documentaries for the BBC. He has won Royal Television Society Awards for The Devil's Whore, National Treasure, The Third Day and HELP. Utopia won an International Emmy for Best Drama Series in 2014. In 2017 after four BAFTA nominations for Best Director he won for National Treasure.
Pitch Black Heist - John Maclean / The Lincoln Tiger - Steve Oram / Nasty - Prano Bailey Bond / Belial’s Dream - Rob Morgan / Solitudo - Alice Lowe / Smear - Kate Herron, Doug Cox / Undeletable - Blaine brothers
Shane Wheatcroft is an artist from Colchester in Essex, now based in Sittingbourne, Kent. For most of his career, he’s worked as a painter and screen printer, but in the last few years, Wheatcroft has focused exclusively on collage and assemblage. The source material for his collages comes from an increasingly large collection of vintage magazines, old books, stamps, and any interesting bits of paper ephemera the artist can find.
“In my recent series of portraits, I’ve tried to create scenes of drama within the face of the portrait subject. Often the subject is an eyewitness to the scene, or the drama represents a memory or an incident in the subject’s mind. The single eye motif is a way to connect the portrait with the scene, aesthetically and emotionally, but also represents the surveillance culture we live in. I’ve always been interested in juxtaposing the glamorous with the mundane in my work. My 3D pieces often start with a single image from a book or magazine, which I’ll cut into pieces and reconstruct to create the basis of a 3D diorama within the face of the portrait.” – Shane Wheatcroft, 2022
Wheatcroft’s influences come from a variety of sources, from music, current affairs, plays, films and life experiences. Artistically, he draws upon Andy Warhol, Peter Blake, Cindy Sherman and Bridget Riley, amongst many others, but it was discovering John Stezaker’s work that encouraged him to begin working with collage. His work has been exhibited at Below 65 Gallery, Maidstone, Playhouse Theatre, London and Wooden Box Gallery, Ramsgate.
Jennifer Latour was born in Seven Islands, Quebec, and now works and lives in Vancouver, BC.
She is a self-taught artist who has worked internationally in special effects makeup for film and
television since 2003 and began practicing photography in 2006. Her love for photography,
cinema, sculpture, and creating characters runs through all her work, and has heavily influenced
her Bound Species series.
In an era of AI and sophisticated digital tools, one of the most impressive elements of Jennifer’s
practice is that each species is created by hand. Temporary organic sculptures which she then
photographs either in her studio or sometimes even releasing her creations back into the wild.
Bound Species draws comparisons to the work of past masters such as Karl Blossfeldt whose
early depictions of locally found specimens continue to inspire artists and designers around the
world, celebrating nature’s patterns, structures and intricate beauty. Also more contemporary
conceptual artists like Joan Fontcuberta whose playful interventions and creations with wildlife
and fauna explore similar themes.
Jennifer Latour began creating her species in her studio during the first lockdown back in 2020.
She uses her skills as a special effects makeup artist to construct ‘new species’ of plants from
locally sourced fresh flowers and plants. Each piece is its own delicate and surreal creature, a
beautiful Frankenstein of sorts.
While each piece has a unique character and stands on its own, the series as a whole is
evocative of the interconnectedness found in nature, and serves as a reminder that all creatures
are bound simultaneously by both their similarities and their differences.
Visual artist and art historian Iluá Hauck da Silva was born in Campinas, Brazil and has been based in London since 1997. She received her BA in History of Art from Goldsmiths, University of London in 2002, and her MA in Christianity and the Arts from King’s College London (in association with the National Gallery, London) in 2020. She is currently doing her PhD in Fine Arts at the University of East London.
Hauck da Silva has exhibited nationally and internationally, including at the National Trust Sutton House, Brompton Cemetery (The Royal Parks), The College of Optometrists, The West of England Royal Academy of Arts, The Royal Landscape, York Art Gallery, Augustijnenklooster Ghent, Belgium, Museu Padre Lima, Brazil, and the Kabinett Gallery, Boston, USA.
The artist’s practice is focused on visually investigating the human condition and its conundrums. A strong sense of the relationship between what can potentially be described as beautiful and the brutality of existence is deeply infused in her work.
Her solo show at Century, Visceræ, will bring drawings and miniature glass sculptures of internal organs. Fusing medical and botanical imagery, these pieces hinge on anatomical precision and surrealist uncanniness to explore the poetry and beauty of various psychological, emotional, and physical afflictions.
Our membership is drawn largely from the arts, media and creative industries, but we welcome individuals from all walks of life. Century membership not only includes access to our club in London’s theatreland, but also opens doors to our roster of over 30 sister clubs around the world.