The Light & Shadow Salon


doors open at 7:30pm for a prompt 8pm start

(£5 entry on the door)




A night of spoken word, song, music and images.

BUILDING THE RAFT will present a night of stories gleaned, reaped, sowed, collided with or conjured in our fair- and sometimes unfair- city of London.

Featuring the stories of:

Chiara Ambrosio

John Bently

Bird Radio

Jazzman John Clark

James Hesford

Jupiter John

Jack London

David Lee Morgan

Stephen Watts

And many more

Please join us, and feel free to bring a story if you like!


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)