I think this is going to be fabulous. Gooderham fans – head for Stokey!


There is more new work from the remarkable Doreen Fletcher, much featured on this blog, at Spitalfields Life, here, and a new exhibition, In Between, Almost Gone, opening today at the Town House Gallery in Fournier Street, more details here. Fletcher’s is a great talent and it’s a very good thing that she is painting again.

There’s a good looking exhibition on at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art until the end of October. True To Life – British Realist Painting in the 1920s and 1930s includes 80 paintings from 50 artists, such as Gerald Leslie Brockhurst, Meredith Frampton, Laura Knight, James Cowie and Winifred Knights. here are just a couple. Above, A City Garden, 1940, by James McIntosh Patrick, and below The Fried Fish Shop, 1936, by Cliff Rowe.

There were plenty of good things to see at the 2016 London Design Festival. And here’s one that merited a visit: an exhibition of London manhole covers (’street covers’ to the politically correct), rendered in vibrant colours by Pentagram designer Marina Willer, using brass rubbing techniques.

Overlooked ran at Protein Studios, EC2, from 23-25th September. More here.