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Staying Power: Portraiture and the portrayal of Africans in Art

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The title of this unprecedented series in conjunction with Dulwich Picture Gallery and The Black Cultural Archives comes from Peter Fryer’s groundbreaking book of 1948, Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain who […]

What Is Urban? at Brixton East Gallery

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South London Women Artists are pleased to announce an upcoming group exhibition at Brixton East Gallery, whose location, planted in the middle of 2 roads with a train line rumbling overhead, inspired the theme Urban.  […]

This Comedian – a stand-up comedy night

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A comedy night is coming to the West End that is a bit a different than usual. This Comedian: Live is a stand-up gig about being a stand-up comedian.  Over the course of the evening, […]

The Blackheath Séance Parlour, by Alan Williams (review)

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I was drawn to this book because it was set in Blackheath. The main plot of The Blackheath Séance Parlour (first published in 2013) tells of Judy and Maggie Cloak, sisters and residents of Blackheath, London in […]

Dulwich Picture Gallery challenges you to spot the fake painting

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Dulwich Picture Gallery is encouraging you to take a closer look at their Permanent Collection. One of the artworks will be replaced by a Chinese replica hanging among the 270 Old Master paintings on display. The Gallery will temporarily remove […]

Bazooka Joe’s first outing at the Brockley Social Club – photos

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We have just announced our second coming (on the 7th February). For some of you that may mean nothing. So please find some photographs from our first coming, in October of last year. I was remiss and […]

Klee Wyck

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By 1927, Emily Carr had given up her boarding house and was making a living breeding bobtails (sheepdogs) and making and selling pottery knick-knacks decorated with ‘Indian’ designs to tourists keen to acquire a piece […]

Noah’s Ark; The secrets finally revealed after thousands of years

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Dr Irving Finkel’s book The Ark before Noah is a great read but the story how the author got hold of the facts for his exciting tale is worth another book. Irving Finkel is the […]

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