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Sunday, 13 March 2011

I’m a fan of this ludicrously underpriced artist – maybe you will be too. Here’s an (also ludicrously underpriced) opportunity

If you love good music and art, and would enjoy an evening that combines both, keep reading.

You will never get better value for £10.

Since the mid ‘70’s I have followed and collected not nearly enough of the work of John Minnion.

He is a cartoonist of extraordinary talent, with a wonderful affinity for (and knowledge of) music and musicians, classical and jazz.

Starting Tuesday 22nd March he has an exhibition of 21 pictures inspired 
by Chopin's Nocturnes at Lauderdale House, Highgate, London N6.

On 24th and 25th March there are two Chopin recitals by 
the talented pianist Mirsa Adami, including six of the Nocturnes, plus an animation based on pictures John has created for the exhibition.

He’s also
 showing a brief slideshow on the life and death of Chopin, and there’s 
a book (just £5) featuring all the drawings, with quotes from Chopin 

So if you come to Lauderdale House on 24th or 25th March you get an
 exhibition, a piano recital, a slideshow, an animation and a book.

But there is one problem. Only 100 seats

Come if you can, and bring friends. The music is wonderful - the most romantic ever composed, I would say - and he deserves a full house for both concerts.

Tickets are £10 on the door, but you can also buy in advance by 
credit card or paypal on John’s website www.checkmatebooks.com.

I hardly need say that I have no commercial interest in this. I just think that in a world of Philistine rogues good people should flourish.

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