This Christmas, our Christmas Show is particularly special. As always we have paintings, drawings, original prints and sculpture by many of Britain’s finest artists hung throughout the house. All are for sale. Many, but not all, are affordable and ideal Christmas presents.
As always we have mince pies, wine, a roaring fire, Christmas tree and music.
It’s particularly special because this year many of Britain’s most eminent poets (including Annie Freud, Seamus Heaney, Maggie Butcher, George Szirtes, Harold Pinter, Andrew Oldham and Todd Swift) have written poems inspired by these works of art. The synergy between art and poetry has been a passion of mine since falling in love with the poetry of Ronsard who inspired Matisse. So, thank you to The London Magazine and Robert Van Dias for making this exhibition happen.
Do come and meet the artists and poets and view the wonderful pictures for sale.
Thursday 4th December 2008
with Norman Ackroyd, Stephen Chambers, Kevin Crossley-Holland, Tim Cumming and others.
Saturday 6th December 2008
with Craig Aitchinson, Annie Freud, Todd Swift and others.
Tuesday 9th December 2008
With Frieda Hughes and others. Grey Gowrie will read from an anthology of art poetry.
Saturday 13th December 2008
With Sascha Akhtar, Eileen Cooper, Anita Klein, George Szirtes and others.
There will be regular poetry reading during the opening. Please see our website for a timetable.
The exhibition will be continually rehung until the beginning of January 2009.
Modern and Contemporary
26 Lansdowne Gardens, Stockwell, London, SW8 2EG, UK
T: 020 7622 2500
F: 020 7622 3050
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Just thought I would let you know my poem ‘The Calling of Young Tony’ has been paired with Tracey Emin RA.
I won’t be in England for Thursday’s event but can someone tell Kevin Crossley-Holland that I think his Arthur books are some of the most wonderful things I’ve read in the past few years,and that I can’t understand why their quality isn’t far more widely-known and appreciated. Everyone I’ve passed them on to agrees with me. Thank you, Kevin!
Looks good and they’re all great names, George Szirtes is one of my favourite poets.