One year on… and gallery lies empty

[news link] Islington Tribune – by PETER GRUNER Published: 21 August 2009 Shiri Shalmy One year on… and gallery lies empty A YEAR after arts exhibitions were kicked out of a converted public toilet in 115-acre Finsbury Park, the building remains empty. And this week a row blew up over the eviction of arts promoter…

Don McCullin at the National Media Museum

[news link] Don McCullin at the National Media Museum By Francis Hodgson Published: July 31 2009 23:06 | Last updated: July 31 2009 23:06 The travel writer Norman Lewis became a close friend of Don McCullin while they were travelling on assignments together for The Sunday Times. “I learnt from him,” Lewis told his biographer…

Anger as art gallery shows sculpture of suicide bomber gir Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1201566/Anger-art-gallery-shows-sculptuAnger as art gallery shows sculpture of suicide bomber girl

[news link] Anger as art gallery shows sculpture of suicide bomber girl By Daily Mail Reporter Last updated at 10:12 AM on 23rd July 2009 Comments (0) Add to My Stories ‘Offensive’: Little Terror, the 3ft ‘artwork’ by Mason Storm at Gallery 90 in Finsbury Park An art gallery has provoked controversy by displaying a…

Design A “Beyond Zone 1” Poster Competition

[news link] Design A “Beyond Zone 1” Poster Competition If you enjoyed the Transport Museum’s Art of the Poster exhibition and are a dab hand at design yourself then you’ve got just over 3 weeks left to enter the Poster Design Competition which is being run by the Museum, TFL and the London Design Festival….

Happy-go-lucky Sally wins string of awards ahead of Golden Globes

[from This Is London] Happy-go-lucky Sally wins string of awards ahead of Golden Globes Louise Jury, Chief Arts Correspondent 18.12.08 THE winners of the Golden Globes are yet to be named, and the Oscar nominations are still to come – but one British actress has already collected a string of awards this year. Sally Hawkins…

How do I look? Megane Quashie, Singer, 27

[from The Independent] How do I look? Megane Quashie, Singer, 27 Interview by Charlotte Philby Saturday, 13 December 2008 Portrait by Immo Klink “I’m Finsbury Park through and through. You see that in my attitude and you see my attitude in what I’m wearing.” I’m bringing the ghetto back to retro. But in a good…

November 2008 events at Stroud Green Library

Three major events at Stroud Green Library this month. On Saturday, 22nd November at 1.30 onwards there will be a Craft Fair, supported by Stroud Green Residents Association which will be providing refreshments. Our evening talk on Monday, 24th November at 7.30pm will be given by Shosh Morris. She is a member of the Guild…

Visual Arts Exhibition @ McKenzie Pavilion Gallery Space

[from gaywisefestival] Visual Arts Exhibition @ McKenzie Pavilion Gallery Space McKenzie Pavilion is in the Finsbury Park, next to Cafe & pond area. 5 mins walk from Finsbury Park or Manor House Tube (Piccadilly line) Mon. 10 to Fri. 28 Nov 08. Entry Free 12- 6 PM (including weekends) Private View Mon. 10 Nov. (by…

Broken Lines review – movie filmed in Finsbury Park area

[from Screen Daily] Broken Lines Broken Lines (2007) Lee Marshall in Venice 28 Aug 2008 11:09 Dir: Sallie Aprahamian. UK. 2008. 113mins. Immersed in the gritty multicultural realities and historical short-circuits of life in the northern suburb of Finsbury Park, Broken Lines is one of the rare films that nails the odd flavour of contemporary…

Best in Show – 2 – 31 October @ John Jones Project Space

[from John Jones web site] Best in Show Curated by Pearce and Ramsey 2 – 31 October Exhibition at the John Jones Project Space PV 2nd October 6.30 – 8.30pm Goldsmiths alumni Pearce & Ramsey exhibit a showcase of the best graduate talent across the UK. Twenty years on from Freeze, the exhibition that launched…

What’s on in N4 – Hackney

[from Hackney Borough web site] Nemesis – Street Dance Do you want to learn how to dance or practise some of your moves with trained dance experts? Come along to Nemesis Dance project happening in an estate near you – Mondays: 5.30-6.30pm at Robin Redmond Centre, Woodberry Grove, N4 2RD Tuesdays: 5.30-6.30pm at Fellows Court…

Art Opening @ Stroud Green library

Art Opening The exhibition this month is a selection of oil paintings by Hollie Garrett. Hollie’s painting are of beach scenes, house interiors and gardens. All her work is for sale. We will be having an opening evening on Thursday 7th August at 6.00pm, wine and nibbles will be provided. If anyone would like to…