‘New Moon’: Good Friday, 30 March, 12-4.30pm, Half Moon Putney 93 Lower Richmond Road, London SW15 1 EU. Free entry.
The Half Moon Putney will be marking its 55th year with ‘New Moon’ – a free one-day exhibition of artworks completed by its Resident Artist, and Lots Road Group member Stella Tooth, on Good Friday, 30 March from 12 -4.30pm.
Throughout 2017 Stella has been busy capturing the creative energy of some of the venue’s best-loved bands – and will be continuing to document the special events planned with legends of the 60s to the 00s throughout 2018.
The images so far – and the story behind them – are contained in ‘New Moon’ an online catalogue which it’s hoped will whet your appetite to see them in the frame.
A proportion of the money raised from their sale will go to Teenage Cancer Trust, whose Honorary Patron is Roger Daltry, in a drive to raise £55k for the charity, celebrating 55 years of live music at The Half Moon.
Visitors to the exhibition will enjoy a complimentary Gin & Tonic from Sipsmith on arrival. Closest tube: Putney Bridge.
Following talks in the auditorium above, visitors come down to buy books and get authors to sign them, surrounded by 16 portraits of people reading.
Below Booker prize-winning comic novelist Howard Jacobson with his new book “Pussy” – a fantastical satire on how we got to Trump – sits in front of Stella Tooth’s portrait of her niece, Daisy, reading Julia Donaldson’s ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’. Food historian and nutrition writer Bee Wilson stands with Hilary Puxley’s portrait of novelist and literary scout Natasha Farrant. And Stuart Howitt’s portrait of an unknown sitter from instagram overlooks the signing desk for authors.
The Cambridge Literary Festival runs until tomorrow – 23 April.