If Single’s Night at the bookshop isn’t enough, how about a Love Exhibition?
F*** Art, Let’s Love is on at the East End Arts Club – a narrow little venue just off Bethnal Green Road – for the next two Sundays (22 February and 1 March) from 11-6pm, and at other times by appointment.
After trudging through melting ice from Liverpool Street I popped in to the opening night to say hello to a friend who had contributed a couple of bright, funny, explicit little paintings. I also liked the photography, nude drawings and prose statements. The theme brought together so many distinctive styles, so every patch of raw brick displayed something new.
Out the front there was a bar set up with red velvet cupcakes from the Hummingbird Bakery and cups of red wine, all being devoured by a happy crowd. Given the icy misery-guts night beyond it was good (if a little steamy) to be in a room filled with art and enthusiastic cupcake-eating. Even though my glasses fogged up. Drop in if you’re in the area.