Did you know the Tate Gallery started in Streatham? Did you know the largest theatre outside the West End is in Streatham? Did you know one of this country’s best loved architects built his largest house in Streatham? And that one of London’s most dedicated painters lives and works in Streatham right now? Answers to these questions and many more in The Streatham Sketchbook.
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Your London Publishing is taking part in Lambeth Local History Fair on Saturday 2 September between 10.30 am and 4.30 pm. It will be held in St Leonard’s Church in Streatham. This promises to be a lively event with tours of the church – including its memorable crypt – and talks. Check the full programme here.
Jiro Osuga exhibits mostly in London and New York but a new book places him firmly in his living/working context: Streatham.
Come to the Horse & Groom on Streatham High Road. You will be amazed by the exhibition and there you can also catch up with The Streatham Sketchbook. Like The Dulwich Notebook by the same publisher, it will soon take its place as ‘one of the top London books’.
The Streatham Sketchbook will make you proud of being a Londoner and of living in Streatham in particular.
SPECIAL ACTIVITY: a quiz! for grown-ups and families.
A Dulwich Adventure, a special event relating to The Dulwich Notebook was held on 9th November 2015 at the Old Library in Dulwich College.
Speakers were: Paul Fletcher and Dr Jan Piggot from Dulwich College; Dr Cathy Ross, Honorary Research Fellow, the Museum of London; Ingrid Beazley RSA, and Mireille Galinou, the author of The Dulwich Notebook. A short film by Leo Crane The Lost Romance of Elizabeth Linley was also screened.
1st July - 9th July 2017, 12.00 to 6.00 pm The Horse & Groom, 60 Streatham High Road, London SW16 1DA
Part of Streatham Festival 2017
The visit will be split into three parts:
An introduction to Jiro within the context of London painting by Mireille Galinou, former curator of paintings at the Museum of London
A 'painting experiment' in Jiro's studio
Short presentation on the 'Streatham Sketchbook'
Refreshments will be provided. Cost: £20.00 which includes a copy of The Streatham Sketchbook, co-written by Jiro and Mireille, and which retails at £17.99.
Number of places limited - early booking is recommended.
This is a rare opprtunity to catch up with one of London's most gifted interpreters of modern life. Jiro's ability to observe his immediate environment as well as himself makes him uniquely placed to capturing life in the 21st century.
When: Thursday 23 November 2017 between 6.30 and 9 pm
Where: Streatham (instructions will be sent with ticket)