Monday, 19 February 2018

Larry Herman, Social Documentary Photographer CUBA PHOTO EXHIBITION

Larry Herman, Social Documentary Photographer  CUBA PHOTO EXHIBITION@ LESE Regional Council AGM, Saturday 28 April 2018Also currently available to view @ TUC Congress House (Marble Hall, Ground Floor)
Larry Herman's portfolios are collected by museums in several countries.
In the UK, the Museum of LondonNational Galleries of ScotlandTate Britain, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, among others. His work is also collected by various trade unions and many individuals.
He has won several Arts Councils grants in Britain including their major Bursary. He has won grants from the Ford Foundation, the International Fund for Concerned Photography, and was a finalist in the International Fund for Documentary Photography, San Francisco.
His work is published throughout the world. He has participated in numerous multi-person shows, including the seminal: ART FOR SOCIETYexhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. He has had one-person shows in several countries.
He is a trade union activist in the National Union of Journalists in the UK. Originally from New York City, he immigrated to the UK during the Vietnam War.

Friday, 16 February 2018


Dear poetry lovers 
Just to remind you of our first show of 2018 at the King & Queen, Foley Street, W1.  We are delighted to feature two poets with Cornish roots who are among the strongest performers around.   Poet, artist and storyteller Bob Devereux is travelling up from St Ives while London-based, Cornish raised Sue Johns will weigh in with some great verse of her own. 
As ever floor readers are welcome and may like to read  something with a Cornish theme (optional) - sign up by 7pm for an unmissable evening in a welcoming local.
Hope to see you there,
Patric Cunnane
01303 243868

 at the  KING &QUEEN      
Wednesday 28th February, 7.30pm
 Based near St Ives, Cornwall, Bob is an outstanding poet, storyteller, librettist and artist. Savour an extended set during this rare chance to see him in London. His work embraces humour, pathos, landscape and deep human emotion, all delivered in richly resonant west country tones.  
 SUE JOHNS        
 Sue continues the evening's Cornish theme. She grew up near Penzance and has since moved to London. Her lyrical work embraces Cornish history; politics both personal and political; feminism and the warp and woof of living in a challenging urban environment. She can also be very funny.      
OPEN-MIC SPOTS sign up by 7pm              
The King & Queen, 1 Foley St, London, W1W 6DL
£ 7 &6 concessions - open-mic spots £4
Info: 01303
Goodge Street tube.

Maria Kaleta: The Pastel Society’s annual exhibition. pv 20 February,

The 2018 Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society comes to town.

It collects the art works created in pastel, pencil, chalk and charcoal, the Pastel Society exhibits abstract and experimental works alongside traditional representation. The artists, including elected members of the Society and those chosen from open submission, all share a passion for working in dry media. 

Works has been selected from over 800 entries to appear alongside paintings by some of Britain’s leading pastel artists.

Please find attached for you and all your friends the e-vite to the Private View and free entry to the exhibition on days after the Private View for those who can’t make it that day.

Also, the works are now available to Browse & Buy online:
on Instagram at @mallgalleries

I am delighted to confirm I have been selected to exhibit again at The Pastel Society 119th Annual Exhibition 2018.

You are cordially invited to join me to celebrate this event.

The Pastel Society’s annual exhibition.
Monday 20 February, 2pm to 8pm

Open 10am to 5pm (closes 3pm on final day)
Admission £3, £2.50 concessions,

Mall Galleries
The Mall, London SW1
Attachments area

Friday, 2 February 2018

Collective Influence: the 2018 Shape Open

Collective Influence

We're delighted to announce that the 2018 Shape Open - the UK’s premier disability-led group exhibition - will take place at The Art Pavilion, Mile End, London from 22 March to 5 April.

This year's theme is "Collective Influence", featuring artwork created by both disabled and non-disabled artists in response to provocations such as: what influences you? How does influence go further than inspiration? What power does influence have to provoke change, and what capacity does it have to affect society?

All are welcome to join us at the Private View on 22 March from 6.30 to 8.30pm.

Full information can be found at

The Shape newsletter is circulated monthly. If you would like to receive interim bulletins with opportunities for young people or for artists, please email, giving your name and indicating which bulletin you wish to receive.

Please visit our website to contact us or for any other information at

acknowledgements to Alan Wheatley