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These Faces/This Place

THESE FACES/THIS PLACE is part of fine art photographer Olivier Tafforin’s larger project FACES AND PLACES and features photographic portraits and scenes shot in SE22. As an artist obsessed with the sublime, the beautiful and the visually poetic, Olivier (who was a painter for over 15 years) has been shooting a particularly broad array of images both in France (where he was born) and in England (where he has lived for over 20 years). When he started exploring East Dulwich he was impressed by its creative vibe, diversity and sense of community. From a shot of a discarded foam mattress all the way to portraits of business owners and residents, his photographs take us on an atmospheric and textural journey paying homage to this iconic area of South East London. Private View:  Thursday 19th September 6.30-9pm Opening times:  20-22 & 25-29 September and 2,3 October (from 11am to 5pm) Closing party:  4th October 6.30-9pm Gallery Address:  Artists Space, 155a Lordship Lane, behind Franklins, SE22 8HX Olivier is a photographer currently based in London. He developed an …

Be Uplifted… Join the Dance!

Mention dance to some and they shy away. Why? It is great fun, joyous even, and a good way to meet people. Scientists say it is one of the best activities to enhance your emotional mood and cognitive abilities as well as the physical1. Imagine! Dance can be just as good and perhaps better than doing sudokus and crosswords in slowing the decline in mental abilities! “People are born to move. People are born to move rhythmically” says Dr Peter Lovatt of the University of Hertfordshire. So, what is holding some people back from doing what comes naturally? Especially when it is so good for us? It is true we are not all blessed with the same degree of musical coordination but there is certainly a massive interest in dance. Do we have secret aspirations? We may never get close to the expertise of Fred or Ginger but we watch “Strictly”. We go to see flamenco; samba; tango; ballet; African; Russian; Greek; Irish and Scottish dancing-perhaps joining in when encouraged, especially when relaxed or on …

Stride London’s Spectacular Skyline by Twilight

A unique, skyline-spectacular sponsored walk through Greenwich and Blackheath to support South East London`s two hospices promises a night to remember on Saturday 28 September 2019. With selfie-spot views over the capital worthy of any Instagram feed, the Twilight Walk hopes to raise thousands of pounds for good neighbours St Christopher’s Hospice and Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice. New for this year, 2019’s route has been adapted to include even more iconic London vistas, including Royal Greenwich Park, the Old Royal Naval College and the Cutty Sark, just as the sun sets over the city. Starting on the north-side of Blackheath Common, the walk finishes on the south-side of the common, just minutes from Blackheath`s bars and restaurants where fundraisers can choose to spend the rest of their Saturday night, celebrating their achievements! Sisters Lisa Mahoney, 48, and Jane Poole, 51, took part in the first Twilight Walk last year and said that it was a ‘brilliant evening that just felt right’. They walked to fundraise for their local hospice on the anniversary of the …

STILL – Limited Edition Photographs by Louise Ward

Artist Louise Ward will be showing a new body of work at the Jeannie Avent Gallery in September in her solo exhibition entitled  ‘Still’. Louise was originally trained as a Sculptor at Camberwell School of Art , but quickly moved to Fine Art Photography, which she studied part time at Central School of Art. Louise makes unique works and series of Limited Edition Prints which explore the concept of Time and the Natural World. “I am fascinated by the concept of Time.  I explore the boundaries and overlaps between Photography and other Visual Art forms such as Painting, Drawing and Textiles. In ‘Still’ I examine the idea that time is not  necessarily linear’” This exhibition focuses on her inquiry into the genre of Still Life painting her starting point being the 17th Century Dutch Artists. It features new still life images of food , flowers and the micro world of insects and other small creatures. Louise lives and works in her garden studio in East Dulwich. She founded Art@57 which she currently curates at 57 North …

Elle Nash and Ruby Rare in Conversation at Review bookshop

Join Review bookshop for an evening of discussion on Wednesday 21st August to celebrate Animals Eat Each Other, the searing coming-of-age debut by US novelist Elle Nash. During her brief visit to the UK, Elle will be at Review to discuss her book with sex educator, artist and body positive crusader Ruby Rare. Picked by the I paper as one of the best debuts for 2019 and described by Oprah.com as a ‘edgy, erotic fiction’; Animals Eat Each Other tells the story of a young woman with no name who embarks on a fraught three-way relationship with Matt, a tattoo artist, and his girlfriend Frances, a new mum. As she grows closer to Matt, she begins to recognise the dark undertow of obsession and jealousy that her presence has created, finding herself on a knife’s edge between pain and pleasure, the promise of the future and the crushing isolation of the present. With stripped-down prose and unflinching clarity, Nash examines madness in the wreckage of love, and the loss of self that accompanies it. Animals Eat Each Other: Elle Nash and Ruby Rare in Conversation Wednesday …