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Then to see one of the final showings of The Stuart Hall Project documentary, which was very interesting . The documentary narrated by Stuart Hall interviews with the backdrop of Miles Davis retells the story of immigration in Britain since the second world war. As a personal fan of Stuart Hall, this was quite a treat for me and I also learnt a lot about the birth of the British left.
And finally, one of my favourites, I was invited to the private view of 50 artists, 50 years exhibition at the Mall galleries on the 6th November.
From April, myself and an other artist moved into the top floor of a Notting Hill housing care home in conjunction with Cubitt Education: http://cubittartists.org.uk/2013/09/24/natalie-keymist/
During the summer months I ran photography workshops with the residents and gain some lifelong friends. The exhibition marks the 50th anniversary of Notting Hill Housing through exhibiting 50 chosen residents art work at the Mall gallery. The artists age range from 20 to 97 and represent a range of styles. I got to meet one of the exhibiting artists, Ann Barney and ask her about her work. She explained her painted images as representing the economic situation and disposable nature of our current culture. I was struck by how she used her art to depict her frustrations with the current ongoing climate and the fact that although in her 70s she still was engaged with ideas for change. The exhibition goes on until the 21st November: