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What’s on at Bow Arts

The Nunnery Gallery at 181 Bow Road (E3 2SJ) is open from Tuesday to Sunday – from 10am to 5pm. It looks like on-site Carmelite Café does a tasty apple cake.

Pop in Tuesday to Friday 10am till 4pm, Saturday 9am till 5pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm. Nearest public transport: Bow Road (tube) & Bow Church (DLR). Bus nos. 8, 25, 108, 276, 425, 488, D8.

Bow Arts listings:

First Thursday Late with The Gentle Author

Thursday 2 November, 6-9pm
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Tickets: £3 / £5

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The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life gives an illustrated lecture surveying the evolution of painting in the East End and tracing the changing nature of the streets through the last century.

Set in The Working Artist – the current exhibition of paintings by the East London Group at the Nunnery Gallery – in a broad historical context, the lecture includes works by John Allin, S. R. Badmin, Pearl Binder, Dorothy Bishop, James Boswell, Roland Collins, Alfred Daniels, Anthony Eyton, Doreen Fletcher, Geoffrey Fletcher, Barnett Freedman, Noel Gibson, Charles Ginner, Lawrence Gowing, Harry T. Harmer, Elwin Hawthorne, Rose Henriques, Dan Jones, Nathaniel Kornbluth, Leon Kossoff, James Mackinnon, Cyril Mann, Jock MacFadyen, Ronald Morgan, Grace Oscroft, Peri Parkes, Henry Silk, Harold Steggles, Walter Steggles & Albert Turpin.


The East London Group Then and Now – Panel Discussion

Wednesday 15 November, 6-8pm
Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ
Tickets: £3 / 35

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With such high praise then and growing reputation now, what role did this curious group of East End artists play in their heyday and what impact can they have on an audience of today? Chaired by Michael Rosen, co-curator of the Nunnery’s Gallery current East London Group exhibition, special guests will discuss the Group’s importance then and now – including David Buckman, author of the seminal work on the Group From Bow to Biennale – surrounded by their evocative paintings.


Image: Fireman paints his own rescue, Courtesy the artist’s family © A.E Turpin Estate, 2017