Saturday, April 18, 2009


Last thursday and friday saw the unveiling of Ms Shiri Achu's 30 paintings to her family and friends at a private viewing at the very quirky, rustic and dramatic St Augustine's Tower in Hackney.

Dulce Camer was there ofcourse to lend a supporting hand to this multitalented young woman.
I spoke to her during the evening to find out her reaction and she said she was very excited and happy about show and support she was getting.
The exhibition itself was spread on 3 floors, each with its own theme.
On the ground floor was the reception, book signing and chilling area with the very welcoming melodies from the saxophonist. Up aboard the tiny and quirky stairs led you to the first room which was very vibrant, happy and portrayed an explosion of colours. It was themed the "carnival" room.

Then up some more quirky stairs and you found yourself in the "shocking" room made even more dramatic by the "cling" "clinging" of the clock mechanism.
On the last floor was the "African" room depicting typical daily lives in Africa. From women cooking outside to a series of a young girl climbing a tree and a man chasing a fowl.

The 30th Act definitely has lots to offer, come with an open mind and you would not be disappointed. You would even get the chance to get on the rooftop and appreciate the panoramic view of Hackney.
From monday 20th to tuesday 28th, it is open to the public.
The address is: St Augustine's Tower, Mare Street, Hackney E8 1AE.
Time: 6pm to 9.30pm
Nearest station: Hackney Central, overground train (1 minute walk)
Directions: from Hackney Central train it is 1 minute walk and the Tower is located opposite Marks & Spencer on the one way section of Mare Street by graveyard.
For parking: go to the Tesco off Morning Lane.
Stay sweet


IRepCamer said...

Chaii make am man way e no go this exhibition langgaaaa oh!!!I love I hope I will still have the chance to see the paintings when next I am in the UK...if not, you can hook me up...*wink*..Enjoy your weekend!

Anonymous said...

DC, ur writing style just keeps getting better! massa, like IRC talk, u really make man langa that gig. the ambiance is palpable. i no go like for miss another one of shiri he events. kudos to her and to u of course. tojours on point!


Dulce said...

Thanks Y.M & Ngum for tne kind words, just trying to bring everything alive with my pen ;-))
Hopefully next time, you two shall be there, amen!

Anonymous said...

I love going to art exhibits...its nice to see cameroonians doing big things around the world....every time i feel discourage I come to your page to get some encouragement to keep on moving forawrd

Dulce said...

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