Tower Hamlets Events: February Highlights
Painting the Hamlets is a display of paintings from our collections which depict landscapes, river views and street scenes in Tower Hamlets. Most of the work featured is from the twentieth century and the artists featured include the former Mayor of Bethnal Green and member of the East London Group of artists, Albert Turpin, whose image of the Jolly Butcher ... Read more
Tower Hamlets Council is supporting free, family friendly events across the borough to welcome in Chinese New Year, the 'Year of the Pig'. Vibrant and colourful performances as well as interactive activities will celebrate the Lunar New Year with both the Chinese and Vietnamese communities in keeping with this annual tradition.
February is LGBTQ+ History Month and we are delighted to mark the occasion with a display of artwork by Stepney based artist Cornelius McCarthy (1935-2009) whose sketchbooks and a number of paintings we hold in our collections. You may recall we hosted a retrospective of his paintings in 2015 which had been organised by the late artist's friend and biographer ... Read more
This display of artwork was created by children who attended Friday classes at the Brady Arts Centre. These classes provide an opportunity for students aged from 7 to 16, to explore a variety of visual arts techniques and even work towards getting an Arts Award qualification. Processes include watercolour, acrylic painting, collage, print-making, model-making and observational drawing.
The theme of this event is world dance. This theme was chosen to draw attention to the fact that people of different nationalities and cultures live in Tower Hamlets.
The Grand Union Orchestra is the acknowledged pioneer and leading exponent of cross-cultural music-making in the UK. Once memorably described as ‘making cultural diversity an art-form’ – and more recently commended for its ‘practical idealism’! – it continues to blaze a trail unrivalled by any other organisation.
Saturday 16 February | 1pm – 3pm
Join Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they investigate the curse of the Baskerville family, a glowing hound that haunts the moors. Now only one Baskerville remains and without your help he could find himself in very grave danger indeed!
THAT (Tower Hamlets Artist Teachers) network presents a collaborative exhibition between art students and art teachers from across the borough of Tower Hamlets celebrating the practice of drawing. Alongside the show will run a series of workshops and seminars inquiring into various drawing methods for analysing the empirical, led by: UAL Insights, ‘A’ Team Arts, Royal Drawing School, Bow Arts, ... Read more