CROYDON ON CANVAS
Bev Jones is holding her first solo exhibition as a wide range of my Croydon paintings will be on show in the new gallery space at Matthews Yard, just off Surrey Street in Croydon.
It is rumoured that Charlie Chaplin played the Coronet Theatre as a youngster and I am looking to get this confirmed because the venue is at risk of being knocked down by a developer. I am trying to prove to the council and the landlords that the venue has important London History and proving who performed at the venue is crucial to its success.
There is a dedicated website to the history of the Coronet done by a historian and the link is herehttp://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/ElephantAndCastleTheatre.htm
Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated and any press clippings. I was on the London BBC radio last week launching our campaign and proof that Charlie Chaplin performed would raise the profile hugely.
I am desperate to try and save the venue for the 100 or staff I employ and for the community, and would be grateful if you could sign the petition below. We are part of the Theatre’s Trust in the UK which is a National Advisory Body and as such they are also supporting securing our future.http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/
DAVID LEAN CINEMA
Director: Hayao Miyazaki ● Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinki, Emily Blunt
The final film by master animator Miyazaki (Spirited Away) is a “breathtaking” (Guardian), “magnificent” (Telegraph) fictionalised biography of Jiro Horikoshi; an idealistic aviation designer amidst a turbulent period of Japanese history.
Saturday 16 August at 2.30pm only
THE LOVE PUNCH (12A) 2013 FRANCE 94 mins
Director: Joel Hopkins ● Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie
A lighthearted, zany comedy for the summer holiday: a recently divorced couple (Thompson, Brosnan) must reunite to overcome the theft of their nest egg… by stealing a priceless diamond on the French Riviera. “A fun, feel-good romantic caper.” (Film Journal International)
Thursday 21 August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
STOP THE POUNDING HEART (12A) 2013 USA / ITALY / BELGIUM 98 mins (subtitled)
Director: Roberto Minervini ● Featuring: Sara Carlson, Colby Trichell, LeeAnne Carlson
The different lives of two working-class teenagers in rural Texas are gently contrasted in this moving, luminously filmed and rarely screened documentary, which we have sourced from the distributors of David Lean favourite Winter Nomads. While Colby is a free-spirited rodeo kid, Sara grows up on a farm and begins to question the deeply conservative values of her undoubtedly loving mother LeeAnne. Both screenings are in English with subtitles (due to the strong Texan accents).
Thursday 28 August at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
FRANK (15) 2014 UK / IRELAND 95 mins
Director: Lenny Abrahamson ● Starring: Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson
Would you join a band led by a genius (Fassbender) who constantly wears a papier mache head? Jon (Gleeson) enters this eccentric world, in a fascinating comedy-drama loosely inspired by cult indie artist Frank Sidebottom. “A weird, wonderful movie that dances to a different beat.” (The Guardian)
At the David Lean Auditorium in Croydon Clocktower, Katharine Street, CR9 1ET
Tickets from Croydon Visitor Centre Online www.davidleancroydon.ticketsource.co.uk
Telephone 0333 666 3366 (£1.50 charge) Ticket prices £7.50 (concessions £6.00)
Further information www.DavidLeanCroydon.org.uk
Mailing list [email protected]
Twitter @SaveDavidLean Facebook www.facebook.com/LeanCampaign
Art and Life: Ben Nicholson, Winifred Nicholson, Christopher Wood, Alfred Wallis, William Staite Murray, 1920-1931
4 June – 21 September 2014
An Impossible Bouquet: Four Masterpieces by Van Huysum
Free entry with a ticket to the permanent collection
1 July – 28 September 2014
Friends’ Open Art Exhibition
Your chance to own a painting by a local artist and support the work of the Gallery.
Tuesday 30 September – Sunday 12 October
ART CLASSES FOR ADULTS
Booking is essential.
Contact the Education Public Programme Manager, Lettie Mckie on 020 8299 8732 or [email protected]
Watercolour: Indian Summer
Four Mondays from 15 September to 6 October
10am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 4pm
£200 / £190
Enjoy the inspiration of the changing seasons and improve your observational watercolour skills. Weather permitting; make use of the gallery grounds to capture the long shadows at this time of year. In the studio participants have the option of using photographs, reproductions of eminent water-colourists’ work or seasonal botanical produce to create Indian Summer still life compositions with Royal Watercolour Society member Liz Butler
Introduction to Drawing
Ten Tuesdays from 16 Sept to 2 December (excluding 21 and 28 October)
7 – 9pm
Explore the basics of pencil, charcoal, pen and ink. Learn basic observational skills covering landscape, cityscape, the portrait and the figure from life drawing in this comprehensive beginners’ course. No experience necessary, curiosity essential. With artist Peter Astwood
ART EVENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
One Day Portfolio Preparation Workshop: Life Drawing
Sunday 21 September
10.30am – 4pm
£40 per day
Intensive one-day courses tailored to meet the needs of students preparing for art college interviews. Each day will include: drawing from the life model, exploration of a wide range of drawing media and advice on your portfolio with artist Valerie McBride
Experimental Life Drawing
Five Tuesdays from 16 September to 14 October
4.30 – 6pm
Build your portfolio with experimental drawings from life. As the model strikes a variety of poses, explore different materials, techniques and expressive ways of creating form with artist William Riding
11 – 18 yrs
Off the Wall
Saturday 27 September
Part of The Creatives Youth Engagement at Dulwich Picture Gallery. Join one of our Youth Facilitators inside the Gallery for a creative session led by you! Challenge perceptions of what galleries and museums are and explore universal themes of power, inequality, love, beauty and war which are featured in the Collection through informal conversation and creative activities.
11 – 14yrs
Drawing with Light
Five Thursdays from 18 September to 16 October
4.30 – 6pm
Discover how to draw with light like you’ve never seen before! Explore the properties of light in a huge range of exciting media including acetate, mixed media collage, laminates, projections, glass mosaics and cyanotype prints with artist Jo Veevers
7 – 10yrs
Printed Productions Ltd.
Five Wednesdays from 17 September to 15 October
4.30 – 6pm
The 7-10yrs are setting up shop! Create prints based on observational drawings of art materials, including dribbling brushes, and scratchy pencils. These creations will decorate tool belts and bags used by our family visitors! With artist Erica Parrett
ART FOR FAMILIES
Pick up your FREE family trail on the front desk, at the Friends desk or ask a Gallery Assistant. Trails are updated frequently, and are available on both the temporary exhibition and permanent collection.
10.30am – 11.30am
9 September: Woof and Baah! Animals and Landscapes
Experience the delights of our collection with your child age 6-18 months. Enjoy sensory, interactive discovery though art sessions tailored for you and your baby, followed by an informal, child-friendly gallery visit.
£12 per adult and child (booking essential)
Sackler Room and Gallery
On the first and last Sunday of every month families with a Gallery ticket can now enjoy a range of free drop-in activities.
Get creative together at Artplay in this practical drop-in session where you can make anything from bunting to block prints.
Participate in interactive storytelling in the main gallery.
The storyteller will meet you at the Gallery ticket desk at 2.30 and 3.10pm.
Gallery Stories: Persephone Goddess of the Summer
Artplay: Botanical Ink
Gallery Stories: Forget Me Not, Iris and Tulip
Artplay: Polyblock Posies
The Contextual Lecture Series 2014: People who changed the world
This series of Tuesday morning lectures presents some of the world’s most influential figures in history, philosophy, politics and religion.
Contact the Educational Public Programme Manager for further information on 0208 299 8732 or [email protected]
Tickets are available on the day of the lecture from 10am.
£10, £9 Friends
Tuesday 16 September
Florence Nightingale: A Reluctant Celebrity
Tuesday 23 September
Martin Luther and the End of Religion
Prof. Scott Hendrix
InTown Lecture Series
A series of lectures about major exhibitions in other London galleries
7.00 for 7.30pm/Linbury Room
£12, £10 Friends
Includes a glass of wine
The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760
Thursday 18 September
Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures, will tell us how about bringing together over 300 works in the Royal Collection from royal residences across the UK.
WALKS AND VISITS
The Queen’s Gallery: First Georgians
Monday 22 September
£48, £45 Friends
A private view of First Georgians, exploring royal patronage and taste in the reigns of Georges I and II and bringing together more than 300 works in the royal collection from royal residences across the UK. An expert speaker will provide context.
Meet: 6.10 for 6.30 at the Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace Road, SW1A 1AA
Cert 15/112 mins
Monday 8 Septemher
Directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano, with François Cluzet and Omar Sy
Enjoy a free tour of the permanent collection on Saturdays and Sundays at 3pm (Gallery admission charges apply). Alternatively book a private tour for your group with one of our gallery guides, by calling 020 8299 8732 or by emailing [email protected]
FREE BSL/SSE Tours
Permanent Collection tours for D/deaf visitors, visitors who are hard of hearing, or have a visual impairment can be arranged by appointment via the Community Engagement Manager by email:
[email protected] or telephone: 020 8299 8734 for further information.
Wotever DIY Film Festival 2014 August 30 to September 02
The Wotever DIY Film Festival is a celebration of queer lo-fi filmmaking in all its handmade genius. It’s our third year and we are bigger than ever, with dozens of films, talks and events from established directors to first time newbies – proving you don’t need a million pounds to make a great film. We’re lucky to be holding this year’s event at the beautiful Cinema Museum in Kennington and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Vauxhall. Tickets now on sale!
More information on their website http://woteverfilmfest.weebly.com/ and Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/WoteverFilmFestival?ref=hl. (Source: Dulwich Picture Gallery press release)