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Explore Doreen Fletcher’s East End: Walking Tour

Saturday, March 16, 2019
The Nunnery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Join Spitalfields Life researcher Vicky Stewart to walk the streets of Doreen’s paintings, exploring the buildings that remain and the sites of those that have long disappeared.

For the first time, Bow Arts presents a retrospective of painter Doreen Fletcher’s work, curated by The Gentle Author. For twenty years Doreen painted the streets of east London until, discouraged by lack of recognition, she gave up in 2004. Only a chance meeting with The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life brought her painting to public attention in 2015.

Vicky Stewart will be leading visitors on a walk to explore the streets and sites behind the paintings, a chance to discover and remember the sites of Doreen’s east London.

Vicky Stewart lives in Spitalfields and works occasionally as a researcher with Spitalfields Life, including tracing Horace Warner's Spitalfields Nippers and paintings for East End Vernacular and Doreen Fletcher, Paintings.

The walk will begin from outside Mile End Station at 11am.

Tickets £3/5 (concession rate applies to under 18s, students, over 65s and Bow Arts artists)

Please note this event has sold out. You can join the wait list on Eventbrite

Book tickets here

Read more about the exhibition here

Image: Rene's Cafe 1986 - Doreen Fletcher

Access Information

Nunnery Gallery has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Nearest station(s): Bow Road, Bow Church DLR
Bus: 8, 25, 108, 205, 276, 425, 288, D8, N205
Parking: No parking available
Bike: Bicycle parking is located at Bow Church Station. The nearest Santander Cycles docking station is at Bow Church Station