Poetry Corner Nick Brookman
Green & Stone
Zone 7 - Sloane Sq + King's Rd
251-253 Fulham Rd., London SW3 6HY, UK
Mon - Sat 9.30am - 6pm
Sun 12noon - 5pm
Green & Stone is participating in our Poetry Corner.
Poet: Nick Brookman
Poem: A Nourishing Poem
Directed by our communications team member Saskia Jiggens for our 2022 edition, the KCAW Poetry Corner has become a popular element of our programming.
We received a record number of entries this year for our Poetry Corner initiative, demonstrating the enduring synergy between the visual arts and literature. Through an annual Open Call for poets, successful submissions are displayed in venues across the Borough to complement the KCAW Public Art Trail. This year, 30 poems related to our 2022 theme, 'Nourish', are being presented in stimulating and awe-inspiring locations.
Read them here: https://www.kcaw.co.uk/poetry-corner-2022
ABOUT GREEN & STONE of CHELSEA est. 1927
Green & Stone of Chelsea, picture framers and supplier of specialist art materials, was first established on the King’s Road in Chelsea in 1927 when Mr Alfred Green and his sons Alfie and Peter were invited to work from the Chenil Gallery by its directors, Augustus John and Bernard Shaw.
In 1934, Green & Stone relocated a 5 minute walk away to 259 King’s Road, a premises previously run as a shop for the Women’s Suffragette Movement. From here Mr Green and his sons continued to run the shop primarily as a picture framing business, offering only a small selection of art materials.
In 1972 my father, Mr Rodney Baldwin, first set foot in the store as trainee manager, eventually buying the business from the Greens in 1978. Since then, he oversaw the successful growth of the framing department, focusing on high quality, hand made frames. The most marked change in the business was the growth of the art materials section. This has increased tenfold, making Green & Stone one of the largest retailers of Fine Art Materials in Europe. Yet its expansion has not led to the business losing any of its traditional charm, Mr Baldwin’s ethos of old fashioned, high quality service is paramount to the shop’s raison d’être.
Green & Stone has been described as one of the most friendly and enchanting shops to visit in London and we are delighted to say that our staff (all exhibiting artists) are always on hand to offer expert help and specialist advice about materials and techniques. Divided over two floors, our lower ground floor carries a wide range of easels, paper, sketchbooks, acrylics, pastels, technical drawing canvas and stretchers alongside craft rooms dedicated to modelling, card making, fabric and glass painting plus materials and activities for young children. For the serious artist, Green & Stone’s independent status ensures we can offer the finest materials available and source specific items upon request.