Country born and bred Brad & Kristie Lomas have turned their passion for hosting into an art form. The husband and wife team who left their hospitality careers in London to create the getaway of their dreams, have spent three years lovingly restoring the hall to its former glory.
The restaurant opened in Autumn 2022, now it is joined by of ten beautifully designed rooms which you can stay in from this month.
Situated on a picturesque street of Notting Hill, Akub is a Palestinian restaurant celebrating the rich diversity of ingredients and culinary traditions from the region, while working with locally sourced British ingredients.
Palestinian hospitality is best experienced around an abundant tawla, a dining table with sharing plates offering the flavours and fragrances of the coast, the olives and figs of the Mediterranean terroir and the preservation methods of the desert. Akub, also known as cardoon, is a seasonal flowering thistle that embodies the essence of Palestine.
This lecture reveals the many facets of Prince Albert and the impact his cultural transfer activities have had in Britain, Europe and beyond. Join Dr Jana Riedel on a journey through the life of this fascinating 19th Century figure, whose biggest achievement was undoubtedly initiating the creation of the South Kensington complex of museums and other cultural institutions, also known as Albertopolis.
Join them in January for two chances to view art after dark! Your opportunity to see ‘The New Black Vanguard’ plus 5 incredible shows whilst enjoying exclusive lates-only extras at no additional cost.
Artist Talk: Nadine Ijewere. Meet the award winning south-east London-born fashion photographer currently featured in ‘The New Black Vanguard’ exhibition and the first woman of colour to shoot the cover of any Vogue edition. Informed by her own Nigerian-Jamaican identity, Ijewere's will discuss her work and how the subjects focus on identity and diversity.
Next Door Records and Under The Bonnet Wines are joining forces for their event on the 18th January. It will be an evening where you can learn more about natural wine in the comfort of the wonderful Next Door Records bar - a perfect way to break dry January, 17 days is an excellent effort.
London Art Fair is set to return to launch the international art calendar with a line-up of over 100 leading Modern & Contemporary galleries from across the globe.
Join collectors and art lovers at the Business Design Centre in Islington to discover all they have to offer!
Lyndsey Ingram and James Mackie present ‘Chance Encounters’. The exhibition brings together mix media works by British Artist Georgie Hopton and an exceptional collection of early English Mochaware pottery.
Mackie, a renowned British interior designer, is transforming the gallery to create an immersive installation using Hopton’s printed papers and fabrics. Together with a selection of Hopton’s collages, the contemporary work and textiles perfectly complement the organic motifs found in the Mochaware, creating a conversation across time.
Discover the rich story of Spanish and Hispanic art and culture from the ancient world to the early 20th century through over 150 fascinating works: from masterpieces by El Greco, Zurbarán, Velázquez and Goya to sculptures, paintings, silk textiles, ceramics, lustreware, silverwork, precious jewellery, maps, drawings, illuminated manuscripts and stunning decorative lacquerware from Latin America.
The exhibition features the famous World Map of 1526 by Giovanni Vespucci, and culminates with Sorolla’s colourful, large-scale study for his monumental series of 14 paintings, Vision of Spain. Presented for the first time in the UK, it will offer visitors a chance to trace the great diversity of cultures and religions – from Celtic to Islamic, Jewish and Christian – that have shaped and enriched what we today understand as Spanish culture.
Craft + Flea is a new spin on the makers' market, bringing together talented, independent makers, designers, producers and collectors, each handpicked for their quality, on-trend products. They don't define themselves as a craft market or a flea market but a great mixture of local talent and finds. Enjoy the best of the city's local produce and makers alongside street food and flea market stalls in this brand-new pop-up market. No two events are the same but most events feature. Makers - Local Produce - Sustainable products - Vintage collectables & home - Artisan - Designer - Food & Drink
Burns Night London 2023 is a real highlight of the year. It’s a chance to celebrate the life of Scotland’s National Poet – Robert Burns – in a way he would have wanted: eating, drinking, dancing and laughter. Burns wrote some of the world’s most famous songs and poetry including Auld Lang Syne and they celebrate his birthday on the 25th January 1759. There’s a huge dance floor, a fantastic sound system and a fab space to eat.
Doors open at 6:30 and dancing is from 7:30-10:30. There are some great bars in the area to continue the party after 10:30. The live band and caller will lead you through the steps, so no experience is necessary.
A special evening of conversation with Ivor Braka, Art Collector and Dealer and the owner of both The Gunton Arms and The Suffield Arms in Norfolk. The talk will focus on Ivor’s extraordinary vision; the restoration of Gunton Park and The Gunton Arms which opened in 2011. The pub is home to some of Ivor’s extensive art collection, including works by Lucian Freud, Tracey Emin, Paula Rego and Damien Hirst. With interiors by the late Robert Kime and the kitchen run by Stuart Tattersall, (formally head chef at Mark Hix), it has been named as one of the best country pubs in the UK, most recently by Conde Nast Traveller.
The pub sits in a Grade II listed Georgian landscape which Ivor has been restoring for the past 25 years, and in 2021, Ivor opened The Suffield Arms less than a mile away from Gunton Park.
The Decorative Fair has, over its 35 years, built a powerful reputation amongst the decorating trade and private buyers. Some 160 specialist dealers showcase every discipline of antiques, fine and decorative art and 20th Century design, dating from the 1700s to the 1970s at a wide range of price points. The Winter Fair is the perfect source for interior sparkle to brighten up your home, from modernist or period lighting and mirrors to cheerful contemporary paintings and colourful works of art such as studio glass, crystal, and silverware. Or treat yourself to a new piece of jewellery or a vintage watch.
Winter is also when The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) takes place up on our mezzanine, with 18 specialist dealers in rugs and carpets, tribal weavings, and a huge variety of antique textiles for decorating with, and collecting. If you are searching for a rug or original textiles for the wall such as embroidered panels or tapestries, you’ll find a great range to choose from.
Still Life’s wordless dark burlesque in four short acts makes us lose all sense of proportion as we try to stifle appalled but helpless laughter. From the awkwardness of a hospital visit, a sophisticated celebration party for two, an embarrassing Titanic movie VR experience to a bizarre, post-funeral family gathering in a pub. FLESH was conceived and directed by Sophie Linsmaux and Aurelio Mergola. Still Life is a Brussels based company making playful, disruptive drama about our need for affection and recognition.
BSL-interpreted performance, 26th January Interpreted by Martin Fox Roberts. Post-show talk, 26th January Free to same-day ticket holders (BSL-interpreted by Martin Fox Roberts)
This first major exhibition of Lucian Freud’s work in 10 years brings together paintings from more than seven decades. The exhibition presents the paintings of one of Britain's finest figurative painters, Lucian Freud (1922–2011). It spans a lifetime of work, charting how Freud’s painting changed during 70 years of practice – from his early and intimate works to his well-known, large-scale canvasses and his monumental naked portraits.
Through more than 60 paintings, you will see the development of an artist: paintings of powerful public figures are followed by private studies of friends and family; the familiar, domestic setting gives way to the artist’s paint-splattered studio – a place that becomes both stage and a subject in its own right – and the approximated features of his earliest paintings are complemented by the expertly rendered flesh of his final works.
We’re so thrilled to announce that Lino will reopen in London’s lovely Queen’s Park neighbourhood in January 2023. They’ll be reviving the sustainable spirit that made the original Lino so special - which means re-using, re-loving and re-imagining everything from ingredients to furniture.
Join them for an afternoon hand-building class in their Walthamstow studio. This class is intended for anyone wanting to test their skills with clay and learn the basics. The class will consist of a short introduction to the studio, the materials and a hand-building technique called “pinching”, and at the end of the class you will be able to pick your favourite piece for them to glaze and fire for you. Your items will be ready to collect within eight weeks.
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