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Painting The Hamlets

November 22, 2018
by the gentle author

Tonight is the opening of a new exhibition of paintings from Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives, PAINTING THE HAMLETS, including several pictures from the collection that were featured in EAST END VERNACULAR, Artists who painted London’s East End streets in the 20th century. The show is at 277 Bancroft Rd, E1 4OQ and runs until 25th April 2019.


This Sunday 25th November at 3pm at Nunnery Gallery, Bow, we are throwing a tea party to celebrate the launch of DOREEN FLETCHER, PAINTINGS, serving complimentary tea and homemade sponge cakes to all. Doreen will be signing copies of her new monograph and in conversation with The Gentle Author. Doreen Fletcher’s RETROSPECTIVE opens at the Nunnery Gallery, Bow Arts on 25th January and runs until 24th March 2019.


Albert Turpin – Jolly Butcher’s, Cabbage Court, Brick Lane, c1953

Albert Turpin – Belle Vue Place, Cleveland Way

Rose Henriques – Coronation Celebrations in Challis Court, 1937

Rose Henriques – Fait Accompli, Berner St, 1951

Noel Gibson – Hessel St

Noel Gibson – Tower House, Fieldgate St, Whitechapel

Ronald Morgan – Salvation Army Group

Geoffrey Fletcher – D.Bliss, Alderney Rd, 1979

Geoffrey Fletcher – Half Moon Passage, Alie St, 1977

Doreen Fletcher – Snooker Club, Afternoon, 1985

Paintings courtesy of Tower Hamlets Local History Library & Archives

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Albert Turpin, Artist

Rose Henriques, Artist

Noel Gibson, Artist

Ronald Morgan, Artist

Geoffrey Fletcher, Artist

Doreen Fletcher, Artist



Click here to order a signed copy of EAST END VERNACULAR for £25



Click here to order a signed copy of  DOREEN FLETCHER, PAINTINGS for £20


2 Responses leave one →
  1. November 22, 2018

    It all sounds wonderful, sorry I can’t be there! Valerie

  2. Marcia Howard permalink
    November 22, 2018

    Fabulous pictures. I love them

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