Following the publication of four, yes four, picture books on the popular and talented English artist Eric Ravilious, James Russell is coming to Greenside Primary School in Hammersmith to deliver an illustrated talk, Eric Ravilious: the Hammersmith Years. The school is a wonderful example of Erno Goldfinger's modernist style and also houses a unique mural, also dating from 1952, by architectural artist Gordon Cullen, famous for his book Townscape.

This talk is the first of the Greenside Arts Lectures fundraising to restore the Gordon Cullen Greenside Mural and establish the school as a local cultural hub. The aim is to run a series of illustrated talks on artists that lived and worked in Hammersmith such as Henry Moore, Mary Fedden (who still lives and works here), Julian Trevelyan, Eric Gill, Edward Johnston, William Morris - to name but a few.

This is James Russell's ONLY London booking to date. He has given talks in Bristol, in connection with the RWA exhibition, Eric Ravilious: Going Modern/Being British on now. Another exhibition of interest to Ravilious fans is starting soon at the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, Long Live Great Bardfield about Tirzah Garwood (Mrs Ravilious).

Event: An illustrated talk and Q&A on Eric Ravilious: the Hammersmith Years by James Russell, preceded by a short film about the Gordon Cullen Mural at Greenside Primary School

Date: Tuesday 24th April 2012

Time: Doors open 7.00pm

Venue: Greenside Primary School, Westville Road, London W12 9PT

Bar: Open with donations for mural fund

Tickets: £6.50 at
Greenside Arts Lectures

More information and booking:  at

Do please contact me if you need any other info: Kate Fishenden,

More info on Greenside Mural campaign at:

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