The Light & Shadow Salon


Doors open at 7:00pm, programme begins at 7:30pm sharp

(£5 entry on the door)


The Orchestra of Broken Instruments is a collective of improvisers, initiated by Bird Radio at Platform-7’s Waste.Agency, an intervention that took place in Autumn / Winter 2014 at the ex-HMV store in Leadenhall Market, the heart of the square mile financial disctrict in London.

With waste and consumption at the centre of the conversation, The Orchestra of Broken Instruments is an act of defiance against anyone and anything that discourages play and experimentation with objects and instruments, creating improvisations or spontaneous compositions with broken instruments and everyday objects.

The project is blogged by Bird Radio here.

Find out more about the here.

This evening you will see and hear the orchestra of broken instruments in action and have a chance to participate in a performance. No musical experience is necessary.


The Light & Shadow Salon is a place for artists, writers and audience to meet and share ideas about the past, present and future of the moving image in all its forms.

The Salon is a place for exchange, interaction and cross-pollination and it welcomes active contributions and interventions from all its participants.

The Salon endeavours to support a structured and informed dialogue around film, the moving image and all that it involves: from magic to science, from sound to the eye, from ritualism to storytelling, from myth-making to hypnosis.

The Salon intends to act as a temporary and ephemeral container  for all the work, ideas and people with an independent, radical and idiosyncratic nature, who renounce to find a home in existing movements/institutions but rather embrace the nomadic and transitory nature of art.

The Salon supports individual thought, inquisitive minds and a desire to further knowledge through dialogue and exchange.

‘So when you hear yourself invited to ‘see’, it is not the sight of this eye (of the flesh) that I would have you think about. You have another eye within, much clearer that that one, an eye that looks at the past, the present, and the future all at once, which sheds the light and keenness of its vision over all things, which penetrates things hidden and searches into complexities, needing no other light by which to see all this, but seeing by the light that it possesses itself.’ (Hugh of St Victor)