You are invited to join us for the launch of ‘Arnold Circus, Saturday Afternoon 2012′, a new digital print, in an edition of 300, created especially for the Friends of Arnold Circus from the original charcoal and pastel drawing, by internationally renowned artist Leon Kossoff.
Monday 2nd December, 5-8pm
17 Calvert Avenue
London E2 7JP
Leon Kossoff was born in Shoreditch in 1926 and returned to draw Arnold Circus between 2008 and 2012. The area is close to his heart since he grew up on the Boundary Estate, went to Rochelle School and his father’s bakery was on Calvert Avenue.
Leon Kossoff ‘Arnold Circus, Saturday Afternoon 2012′
Digital print, paper size 64.5 x 49cm, image size 51 x 43cm
(from the original 61 x 51cm charcoal and pastel drawing)
Naturalis Absolute White Smooth paper 250gsm
printed by Pure Print in an edition of 300
© Leon Kossoff 2013. All rights reserved.
AGM & ‘ A SECRET HISTORY OF OUR STREETS ‘ Film Screening
6.15 – 9.15 pm TUESDAY 23rd July
@ Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue, E2 7JP.
In the life of Shoreditch there is little that is as constant as change.
It is here in our streets that the local community continuously renews itself.
Arnold Circus bears witness to succeeding generations of people from diverse origins who make their homes in these beautiful buildings in streets that radiate out from the now verdant calm of the gardens.
Last summer saw the BBC’s documentary series ‘ A Secret History of Our Streets’ screened on national television to well deserved acclaim.
At tomorrow’s FoAC AGM we are delighted to present an open screening in the company of Chris Durlacher, the writer & director of the Arnold Circus episode, who will participate in an exclusive Q & A discussion.
We are fortunate too in being able to host the event in the gallery of Calvert22 to whom we extend our gratitude for their good grace & hospitality.
The event is free and open to all.
REFRESHMENTS * AGM * FILM SCREENING * Q & A SESSION
Doors open at 6.15pm
Refreshments provided free by Leila’s Shop
plus welcome & registration of members.
At 7.15pm AGM brisk run through of FoAC business.
This is a chance to receive an update of what has happened this last year and discover the prospects for the forthcoming twelve months.
Members can vote on nominees for the board of trustees.
The film screening starts around 7.30pm followed at 8.15pm by a Q & A session with Chris Durlacher.
The Friends of Arnold Circus invite you all to the annual sharing picnic!
SUNDAY 30TH JUNE 1-6PM
Join in the feast and fun with a picnic, a dish to share and a bicycle if you dare!
Tower Hamlets Wheelers CYCLE CHALLENGE - 100 laps of the circus at 4pm!
+ Maze Partnership Cycle Project cycle games
+ free bicycle check & repair service from 1pm
Friends of Arnold Circus present new Åbäke designed t-shirts + tote bags!
With thanks to LB Tower Hamlets Arts & Events
Supported by the Friends of Arnold CircusRegistered Charity no.1114726
Many thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who made our 2nd. Bark Spreading Day such a success – Dieter Deswarte, Andy, Lauren & Karen, Jason Caffrey, Peter, Will Nutland, (Robert Bradshaw), Alexis & Hannah, Tommy & Connor, Alice Herrick, Annegret Affolderbach-Diamini (and Robin Hatton-Gore, not in photo). Also to Leila McAlister for providing the Tea, Panatonne & Blood Oranges for refreshment.
The Friends of Arnold Circus invite all strong and willing garden-loving volunteers to help us unload and spread the second batch of new bark around the flowerbeds on Saturday 27th April. You will be rewarded with tea, bagels and an Arnold Circus t-shirt!Thank you to all who joined us for the first bark spreading day – many hands made fast work! We would love to see you again…
Please email – firstname.lastname@example.org if you can join us (even if its just for an hour!
The launch of the exquisite origami hollyhock seed packets at Leila’s was a great success and we have now sold most of the 300 packets.
So, the seeds and love from Arnold Circus will be spread far and wide…
There are still some packets available at Leila’s Shop,
and Herrick Gallery.
Don’t miss the chance to own a very beautiful little piece of community gardening history for only £5!