Fri 02 Oct 2020 15:00 - Mon 26 Oct 2020 21:50

John Lennon is Not Dead – he’s 80! 3-9.30pm socially distanced celebration

Entrance: £1.00

John Lennon’s Not Dead’ curated by Harry Pye at  The Stash Gallery  

John Lennon was born on October the 9th 1940 to mark his 80th anniversary 80 artists have made a work inspired by Lennon’s life and work. John Lennon’s Not Dead will feature; drawings, paintings, photography, and collage. There will also be some specially made music and animation and some surprise performances. Because of social distancing there will be 4 Fab gatherings (some of which will be filmed and then shared on You Tube) rather than one big opening party. Interested parties should contact Sophie Parkin to make an appointment to see the show.


The exhibition’s curator explains the title of the exhibition:

Harry Pye: “Some people believe you die 3 times. The first time is when your heart stops beating, the second time is when they put you in the ground, and the third time is when everyone stops saying your name.  I still turn to John Lennon when I need cheering up or feel in need of inspiration, and because I’m not the only one, I feel it’s reasonable to say, John Lennon is not dead.”


Artists taking part in the exhibition include Royal Academy painters such as; Chantal Joffe, Musicians such as Jerry Dammers, Cartoonists such as Tony Husband, and photographers such as Chalkie Davies. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.


“John Lennon Is Not Dead” is a group exhibition curated by Harry Pye taking place at The Stash Gallery in Vout-O-Reenee’s, The Crypt, 30 Prescot St, E1 8BB for the duration of October 2020. Please note this celebration of John Winston Ono Lennon is unauthorised and 100 % unofficial.  Vout-O-Reenee’s is a private members club and pre booking is essential.    

80 Artists who are 100% definitely going to be in the show:

Magda Archer,  Julie Bennett, Gordon Beswick, Kirsty Buchanan,  Louise Camras, Bula Chakravarty Agbo, Billy Childish,  Jackie Clark, Emma Coleman, Jerry Dammers, Chalkie Davies, Ben Dickson, Sarah Doyle, Tinsel Edwards, Kevin Eldon, Hunt Emerson, Nat Foreman, Tine Frellesen, Christian Furr, Mikey Georgeson, Peter Harris, Kyle Hawkins,  Georgia Hayes,  Dan Hedley, Sadie Hennessey, Alice Herrick, Russell Herron, Marguerite Horner,  Tony Husband, Kim James-Willaims, Fabienne Jacquet, Jasper Joffe, Corin Johnson, James Johnston, Dominic Kennedy, Phil King, James Lawson, David Lock, Peter Lloyd,  Cathy Lomax,  Bob London, Lee Maelzer, Jo Mama, Jules Mann, Josie McCoy, Mark McGowan, Hugh Mendes, Mattia Milan, Richard Arthur Mittens, John Moore, Kate Murdoch,   Klarita Pandolfi Carr, Molly ParkinSophie Parkin, Harry Pye, Clare Price, Liz Purchase, Max ReevesMicheal Restrick, Alli Sharma, Adrian R. Shaw,Bob+ Roberta Smith, Rowland Smith, Duglas T. Stewart, Uzma SultanLiesel Thomas, Kath Thompson, Chris Tosic, John Turnbull & Sandra Turnbull, Twinkle Troughton, James Unsworth, Francis UpritchardNatasha Vassiliou, Jessica Voorsanger,  Julian Wakeling, Loretta Wall, Edward Ward, Vanessa Winch,   Leonie Woods,   Bonnie Wong,  Rose Wylie, Agnieszka Zapala



If you click on this link you can see examples of most people’s work: