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Wednesday 1 November at 7.30 pm
at The Wanstead Tap


East End Vernacular
East End Vernacular is
published in hardback by
Spitalfields Life Books
at £25 on 5 October 2017.

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Tickets online from
Newham Bookshop £7

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The Gentle Author
East End Vernacular

Artists who painted London’s East End streets in the 20th Century

The Gentle Author, who writes the daily Spitalfields Life blog, shows the paintings and tells the stories of the artists.

The Gentle Author presents a magnificent selection of pictures – many never published before – revealing the evolution of painting in the East End and tracing the changing character of the streets through the twentieth century.

Among the artists included are John Allin, Pearl Binder, James Boswell, Roland Collins, Alfred Daniels, Anthony Eyton, Doreen Fletcher, Geoffrey Fletcher, Barnett Freedman, Noel Gibson, Charles Ginner, Harry Harmer, Elwin Hawthorne, Rose Henriques, Dan Jones, Nathaniel Kornbluth, Leon Kossoff, Cyril Mann, Jock McFadyen, Ronald Morgan, Grace Oscroft, Henry Silk, Harold Steggles, Walter Steggles and Albert Turpin.

Brushfield Street by Roland Collins
Roland Collins: Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, 1951-60 (Museum of London)
Brick Lane by Dan Jones
Dan Jones: Brick Lane, 1978
Club Row Animal Market Carries On by Rose Henriques
Rose Henriques: Club Row Animal Market Carries On, 1943 (Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archive)

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Family lessons for
Writing and Reading Newham
available here

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Interested in learning more about Newham Bookshop and some of the people connected with it? We have four lessons for classroom or family use developed from On the Record’s oral history project centered around Newham Bookshop, Writing and Reading Newham. Click here for full details.


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Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s
Bookshop of the Month

We are proud that Newham Bookshop is LoveReading’s Bookshop of the Month. The article features a Q&A with Vivian Archer, which you can read here.


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