Crimes Town Gallery
The Crimes Town Gallery in Stoke Newington has been operating since July 2007. The gallery is run by Gavin Toye and Ben Newton who are both artists. In May 2008 Toye and Newton staged, "Walpurgisnacht" at their gallery, a group show featuring artists such as Cathy Lomax, James Unsworth and Sarah Sparkes. Walpurgisnacht is traditionally the biggest Witches Sabbath of the year, the time when the forces of the supernatural meet with the mortal world. This show was previewed in the Guardian Guide by Jessica Lack.
In June 2008 guest curator Harry Pye organised a group show called, "Poetic Licence". This exhibition featured sixteen artists including John Moseley, Barry Thompson, and Edward Ward. Each of the show's contributors made a painting or drawing that was inspired by their love of a favourite poem.
Review of Poetic Licence show by Ana Finel Honigman: http://whitehotmagazine.com/index.php?action=articles&wh_article_id=1473