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Africa my Africa

A private view featuring works by the actor and artist Edward Akrout

 

On 27th October, at the Gallery of African Art in Albermarle Street, Mayfair a private view of a group exhibition titled Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries was held.

 

Featuring works by amongst others Edward Akrout – better known for his roles as an actor in The Borgias, The Hollow Crown, Midsomer Murders and Mr Selfridge – the private view was attended by an array of personalities including The Steeple Times’ Alexandra Abrahams, Shaun of the Dead actress Kate Ashfield, silver dealer Daniel Bexfield, owner of Hyde Park Stables Basia Briggs, round-the-world yachtswoman Tracy Edwardes MBE, crusading journalist David Hencke, Midsomer Murders actor Jason Hughes, actress and producer Alexa Jago and renowned photographer Richard Young. Leading gatecrasher Denis Doble also put in an appearance, quaffed as much as he could and devoured the entire contents of a large bowl of nuts.

 

Africa my Africa is on display until 3rd December 2016.

 

Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries – Artist and actor Edward Akrout – The Borgias, The Hollow Crown, Midsomer Murders, Mr Selfridge – Gallery of African Art, 45 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JL – Private view: 27th October 2016, exhibition runs until 3rd December 2016
Edward Akrout is best known as an actor but he is also an artist
Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries – Artist and actor Edward Akrout – The Borgias, The Hollow Crown, Midsomer Murders, Mr Selfridge – Gallery of African Art, 45 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JL – Private view: 27th October 2016, exhibition runs until 3rd December 2016
One of a number of paintings by Akrout
Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries – Artist and actor Edward Akrout – The Borgias, The Hollow Crown, Midsomer Murders, Mr Selfridge – Gallery of African Art, 45 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JL – Private view: 27th October 2016, exhibition runs until 3rd December 2016
Tracy Edwards MBE, Jason Hughes and Kate Ashfield
Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries – Artist and actor Edward Akrout – The Borgias, The Hollow Crown, Midsomer Murders, Mr Selfridge – Gallery of African Art, 45 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JL – Private view: 27th October 2016, exhibition runs until 3rd December 2016
Alexa Jago and Vaibhav Kapoor
Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries – Artist and actor Edward Akrout – The Borgias, The Hollow Crown, Midsomer Murders, Mr Selfridge – Gallery of African Art, 45 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JL – Private view: 27th October 2016, exhibition runs until 3rd December 2016
Basia Briggs
Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries – Artist and actor Edward Akrout – The Borgias, The Hollow Crown, Midsomer Murders, Mr Selfridge – Gallery of African Art, 45 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JL – Private view: 27th October 2016, exhibition runs until 3rd December 2016
Leke Adebayo and friend with Daniel Bexfield, Alexandra Naylor and Alexandra Abrahams
Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries – Artist and actor Edward Akrout – The Borgias, The Hollow Crown, Midsomer Murders, Mr Selfridge – Gallery of African Art, 45 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JL – Private view: 27th October 2016, exhibition runs until 3rd December 2016
Denis Doble
Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries – Artist and actor Edward Akrout – The Borgias, The Hollow Crown, Midsomer Murders, Mr Selfridge – Gallery of African Art, 45 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JL – Private view: 27th October 2016, exhibition runs until 3rd December 2016
Sara Elayan
Africa my Africa: Connecting Boundaries – Artist and actor Edward Akrout – The Borgias, The Hollow Crown, Midsomer Murders, Mr Selfridge – Gallery of African Art, 45 Albermarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4JL – Private view: 27th October 2016, exhibition runs until 3rd December 2016
Another of Akrout’s paintings

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