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Meeting Modernism: 20th Century Art in the Russell-Cotes Collection is the latest exhibition from the Bournemouth gallery. It features the gallery’s most popular early 20th century paintings, collected by the first curators in the 1920s and 30s. Works by William Rothenstein, John Minton, Laura Knight, Graham Sutherland and Eric Gill are all included. The exhibition runs until April 24. our picture shows Spray, c.1940, oil on canvas, by Harold Sandys Williamson (1892-1978).
A new East London art project has uncovered a wealth of historic images of one the UK’s forgotten privately built and owned social housing estates. An exhibition and publication, put together by artists Lucy Harrison and Katherine Green and funded by Arts Council England, presents hundreds of collected photographs, personal mementos of the Warner estate in Walthamstow and Leyton which have been gathered from current residents and former residents. These will be shown alongside newly commissioned photography and oral history by the artists. We: The Ex-Warner Estate in Waltham Forest runs until February 2017 at the Vestry House Museum.
The Finborough Theatre continues its tradition of unearthing neglected classics with a production of Rodney Ackland’s After October, not performed in central London since its premiere 80 years ago. Rising director Oscar Toeman and Linbury Prize designer Rosanna Vize present a bold, edgy version with Beverley Klein, Sasha Waddell and Adam Buchanan (pictured).
Award winning theatre company Patch of Blue’s latest production Back To Blackbrick is touring venues over the UK this month. Adapted from Sarah Moore Fitzgerald’s beautiful novel about Alzheimer’s and time travel, the show follows a successful run at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival and features a live original folk score written and performed by in-house band, Wovoka Gentle. Back To Blackbrick is at the Lache Library, Chester, on November 18 and The little Theatre, Southport, on November 20.