Private view

Artists Paulette Robinson and Soheila Keyani
An exhibition of work by 11 visual artists who best represents what it means to be a black woman in Britain today - Soheila Keyani, Paulette Robinson, Melanie LaRocque, Carol 'Cezanne' Edwards, Michaela Lewin, Lorna Graham, Carol John, Mary O, Munirah Olton, Dionne Ible and Jennifer Lewis.
There is still time to catch this landmark exhibition at The Original Gallery that brings together a group of artists at different stages in their career. Sisters in Spirit examines the central themes of their artistic explorations and is the featured event in a full programme celebrating Black History Month in London Borough of Haringey throughout October.
Several of the artists are also displaying their work at St Ann's Library, Stroud Green Library and Marcus Garvey Library. For more details on these displays and the full black History Month programme click here.
Sisters in Spirit - The Original Gallery, Haringey Park, London N8 9JA, 1-31October 2010. Admission Free
SISTER TALK Thursday 21 October 2010, 7-9pm
If you missed the private viewing here is another chance to meet the artist's featured in the landmark exhibition Sisters in Spirit. Enjoy a feast of inspired creativity and join us for an evening of art, poetry and spoken word performances by the artists and guest performers set within this amazing art display.
Sister Talk - The Original Gallery, Haringey Park, London N8 9JA, Thursday 21 October 2010, 7-9pm.
Performances start at 8pm
Admission Free but booking advisable 
Complimentary glass of wine
Artist networking opportunity
Fellow's Library
Portrait of Norman Washington Manley
Lord Patten, Clem Richards, Lord Krebs
VISIT TO JESUS COLLEGE, OXFORD. I was very honoured to have been given the task of presenting a rare etching to the Principal of Jesus College Oxford, Lord Krebs, on behalf of our client Mr Brian Stafford. The occasion was the formal opening of the Ship Street Centre by Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University and former Governor of Hong Kong.
Suffering from chronic arthritis and unable to attend, Brian was keen to be represented at his alma mater. Having studied English Literature at the college in 1940's before leaving to work for the British Government in Africa, Brian, along with other college alumni, were invited to the opening of the centre which offers residential accommodation for both students and college guests as well as meetings and conference facilities.
Alexandra Galleries has spent the past 3 years restoring and framing Brian's collection of rare antique prints and original paintings. Working closely with specialist restorers we have enhanced his collection leaving him with a lasting legacy to pass on to future generations.
After the formalities were over I had a good look around the college and came across a portrait in the college dining room, surprisingly by an unaccredited artist, of Norman Washington Manley (1893-1969) who was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, studying law between 1914-1921 later becoming Chief Minister of Jamaica in 1955. The portrait shows a dignified yet youthful Manley in a gilded frame located next to another former Jesus College student, Sir Harold Wilson. 
I was also fortunate to have had the opportunity to visit the Fellow's Library where Brian's gift is to be located. The library, a galleried room that sits in the college's second quadrangle, was built in 1640 and contains around 11,000 antiquarian printed volumes acquired by the college since the beginning of the 17th Century. I also looked in at the recently renovated Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Britain's first public museum, whose display approach, crossing cultures crossing time, presents a collection which reveals how the civilisations of the east and west have developed as part of an interrelated world culture.
For further details of our framing and restoration services please call 020 8249 5807.
Clem Richards
Inspirational Leaders
A set of 6 Exclusive posters
Black History poster set
 Alexandra Galleries presents an exclusive poster offer for your Black History Month display. Inspirational leaders, Barack Obama, Martin Luther King jr, Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela. Four inspirational men that played their part in making history.
  • Quality Motivational posters
  • Only £4.99 * each
  • Each poster measuring 610x915cm (36x24in)
  • Posters available separately
  • Telephone orders welcomed
  • Official orders welcomed
  • Special framed price £24.99 each (Call for details)
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Thames festival
Thames Festival September 2010

A big Thank You to those of you who visited our stand at the many events we attended this summer.
We kicked off with a very busy two day Afro Hair Show at the Design Centre in Islington. We were overwhelmed by your support at the Jamaica Fun Day in Crystal Palace park where we sold over 100 copies of the newly released, and very popular, map of Jamaica. We were kept very busy at Brixton Splash and thousands of visitors enjoyed fun and festivities at the Mayor's Thames Festival in September, this event capped off our busy season.
Remember to keep an eye on our Exhibition Calendar to find out where we will be exhibiting.
Alexandra Galleries, 17 Hayes Lane,
Beckenham, Kent BR3 6QS Tel: 020 8249 5807