Helena Spearman was sipping calmly from a plastic cup of water at the London Jewish Cultural Centre last Thursday night when her work was announced among the “highly commended” entries to the London Jewish Cultural Centre’s Art House contest and exhibition. Floods of tears ensued as the Totteridge resident was embraced by friends.
Art by Anish Kapoor and Lucian Freud will be seen by millions of people in a nationwide exhibition.
Freud’s paintings, Man’s Head (Self Portrait I) and Girl with a Kitten, as well as Kapoor’s sculpture As if to Celebrate, I Discovered a Mountain Blooming with Red Flowers will be among 57 artworks displayed on 22,000 billboards across the UK as part of the Art Everywhere project.
This rare map, dated 1889, showing the distribution of Jews living in East London has just gone on display in the capital.
Created by cartographer George Arkell, it covers an area stretching three miles, from the borders of the City of London to Mile End, and reveals that the highest concentration of Jews — from 95 to 100 per cent, shown in blue — was located in and around Whitechapel.