Louise Allen

A selection of recent events

 

New Work — Solo Exhibition

Solo exhibition showing a selection of new work. 8–29th June 2019 at The Art Café and Bistro, Chard, Somerset TA20 2AH

 

The Bristol Cable

Illustrations for an article in a recent edition of The Bristol Cable.

The Bristol Cable is a co-op redefining local journalism, it's alternative news not BIG BUSINESS. In September Journalist Hannah Vickers approached me to create three illustrations to support a series of articles on Travellers/gypsies.

Article by journalist Hannah Vickers.

(01.11.2018)

Link

 

All Party Political Group

The IWGB Foster Care Workers Union have set up an All Party Political Group Chaired by Ian Mearns MP (Labour).

The group consists of a number of cross party politicians who want to listen to the truth about fostering and the only way to hear what is really going on in this broken, draconian system is by asking those who look after the children and young people, the Foster Carers.

I am proud to say that I am also part of this group as the Communications Officer and national committee member of the Foster Care Workers Union. As an ex looked-after-child and now foster carer, I'm glad to see the truth is coming out!

(12.06.2108)

 

Portsmouth Evening News

Feature article published in the Portsmouth Evening New as well as online edition (link below).

Article by journalist Elise Brewerton.

(15.05.2108)

Link

 

French TV documentary

Recording documentary for French TV to be aired later in the 2018.

Day 1 recorded in the kitchen on Friday 20th April. 2nd day of filming in the Cotswolds Sunday 22nd April.

Thank you Stéphanie the producer & Fred the cameraman.

(20-22.04.2108)

 

Local talk, Chard Library

Louise gave a talk about her book Thrown Away Child, why she wrote it, more of the background story and what's happened since.

Followed by a book signing.

(19.04.2108)

 

BBC Radio 4 — Front Row

Follow up piece with Louise and Maude Julien, author of The Only Girl in the World, after they met and spent the day together in London.

Recorded around Brick Lane, London. Presented by Stig Abell.

(05.04.2108)

Link

 

The Brick Lane Gallery — Portraits

Louise is exhibiting 4 portraits in the current group show at The Brick Lane Gallery, London E1 6HR. This runs from 27.03 – 08.04.

(27.03.2108)

Link

 

Marie Claire — Singled Out

Louise has contributed to an article on childhood bullying in the April Edition.

(03.2108)

 

BBC Radio 4 — Front Row

Interview talking about my book Thrown Away Child, how Art saved my life and my recent painting of my birth mother.

Recorded on location at BBC Radio 4 studios and Tate Britain. Presented by Stig Abell.

(16.02.2108)

Link

 

That's Life (magazine)

Double page spread of Louise's early life story with That's Life Senior Feature Writer Asha Mehta.

(08.02.2108)

 

Talk Radio Europe

Live interview talking about her publication Thrown Away Child.

(29.01.2108)

 

BBC Radio Scotland

Live interview with Kaye talking about Louise's early life and publication of Thrown Away Child on the Kaye Adams show. BBC Radio Somerset Studios, Taunton.

(25.01.2018)

Link

 

This Morning

Live interview with presenters Ruth Langsford & Alison Hammond. Studio 8, Southbank, London.

(19.01.2018)

Link

 

Amazon Bestseller

Hitting the heights. Amazon bestseller ranking of Number 10 overall, Number 2 in Amazon Biographies.

(19.01.2018)

 

BBC Radio Somerset

Live interview with Simon talking about Louise's early life and publication of Thrown Away Child on the Simon Parkin show. BBC Radio Somerset Studios, Taunton.

(18.01.2018)

Link

 

Chard & Ilminster News

Local coverage of publication of Thrown Away Child with Journalist David Shepherd, along with Chard Bookshop owner & Lib Dem councillor, Amanda Bloom.

(11.01.2018)

 

Daily Mail

Double page spread of Louise's early life story with Daily Mail Journalist Frances Hardy. Photographer Murray Sanders / stylist Amber Sibley.

(10.01.2018)

Link

 

Loose Women

Louise's story and her book name-checked on Loose women.

(09.01.2018)

 

Audible

Publicity recording for Thrown Away Child at Audible Studios, 26-28 Glasshouse Yard, London.

(08.01.2108)

 

Thrown Away Child book launch

Local book launch of Thrown Away Child at Chard Bookshop. Hosted by owner Amanda Bloom.

(28.12.2017)

Book launch, Chard Bookshop© Billie Rae Photos
Book launch, Chard Bookshop© Billie Rae Photos
Book launch, Chard Bookshop© Billie Rae Photos
Book launch, Chard Bookshop© Billie Rae Photos
Book launch, Chard Bookshop© Billie Rae Photos
Book launch, Chard Bookshop© Billie Rae Photos
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Signed publishing contract for Thrown Away Child

Simon & Schuster. 222 Gray's Inn Road, London.

(09.05.2017)

 

 

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