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Shopfronts of London with Eleanor Crow

17/10/2019 6:30 pm | My Bloomsbury Hotel, 11-13 Bayley St, Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3HD

Illustrator Eleanor Crow celebrates the small neighbourhood shops of London, from cheesemongers to chippies, and champions the enduring culture of Britain’s small shops.

Her new book Shopfronts of London is a collection of more than 100 watercolour illustrations of the capital’s bakers, cafes, butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers, chemists, launderettes, hardware stores, eel & pie shops, bookshops and stationers. In this illustrated talk, Eleanor talks about recording London’s shopfronts and brings to life the the stories of the shops, their history and their shopkeepers – stretching all the way from Chelsea in the west to Bethnal Green, Clerkenwell and Walthamstow in the east. This event is brought to you as part of Bloomsbury Festival 2019.

When: 17 October 2019, 6.30–8pm
Where: My Bloomsbury Hotel
FREE but booking is essential

More about Bloomsbury Festival

For ten days in October, Bloomsbury Festival will present an inspiring programme of arts, science, literature, discussions and reflection, that shines a light on the radical
imaginations, institutions and 11,000 residents of contemporary Bloomsbury, one of youngest and most diverse areas in the country. Taking place everywhere, including major institutions like The British Museum and University College London (UCL), small and quirky spaces like The Horse Hospital, in Bloomsbury’s historic garden squares, and on its famous streets, over
120 events will pop-up across this lively cultural quarter. Most events are FREE.

Small Steps and Giant Leaps

Inspired by the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s lunar landing, the 2019 Festival theme Small Steps and Giant Leaps will act as a springboard for a host of creative and engaging Festival events and projects for 2019. Celebrating endeavour, progress, and pioneering achievements Small Steps and Giant Leaps will embrace the small vital contributions alongside the famous moments, shining a light on the radical imaginations, institutions and residents of contemporary Bloomsbury.

General Woodwork Supplies, Kingsland High Street. © Eleanor Crow.