Cathy Lomax, Christine Keeler, Claudia Clare, Dear Christine, Helen Billinghurst, International Times, Jan Woolf, Mike Kelly, Morning Star, Newcastle, Profumo Affair, Sadie Hennessy, The Journal, Vane Gallery, Women of Tyneside
Dear Christine: A Tribute to Christine Keeler has opened at the Vane Gallery in Newcastle, with free admission until June 29. During this first stop in a 3-city tour (more details here), there will also be a series of lectures and workshops by artists featured in the show. These events are also free, but it’s advisable to pre-book at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0191 261 8281.
- Saturday 8 June 2-3.30pm – Claudia Clare: Christine Keeler the survivor
- Friday 21 June 2-4pm – Sadie Hennessy: Female icons workshop
- Saturday 22 June 2-3.30pm – Helen Billinghurst: Red hunting in Soho
- Saturday 29 June 2-3.30pm – Cathy Lomax: Girls on film
Dear Christine has already earned a rave review from the Morning Star‘s Jan Woolf. An extended version of this article has been published online by the International Times.
And to show you just how wide Christine’s reach is, Tanya Gold has written a short piece for her Telegraph column. Tanya wrote an excellent obituary for The Guardian after Christine passed away in 2017, also contributed to the Dear Christine catalogue (more info here.)
The exhibition, which is part of the Tyneside Festival of Women, has also been featured by Mike Kelly in Newcastle’s The Journal. (These clippings can all be viewed at full size by clicking on the images.)