top of page




 



Her recent paintings centre on the theme of self-portraiture, but she is also drawn to the quiet intensity of still life. Naomi’s work is rooted in a commitment to observation, but her concerns are always pictorial; the challenge to make the simplest of compositions feel balanced, harmonious and compelling remains an ongoing preoccupation.




 



As part of their Season of Sculpture, their co-headline Winter exhibition, If Not Now, When? features 29 remarkable female sculptors, celebrating their contributions to the world of art from the 1960s to now.

The exhibition is divided into three chapters and explores time as an everyday lived experience marked by the evolving cycles directly affecting women. 




 



Whether generated by sunlight passing through a camera lens, triggered by the burst of a flash bulb, or forged by electricity coursing through a microchip, all photographs need some form of energy to exist. This display shines a light on the diverse kinds of energy in photography, from the hidden processes intrinsic to creating a picture of the subjects in front of the camera.



 



Enjoy an exclusive winter morning guided garden tour with one of our knowledgeable Garden Guides. Over this one-hour private tour, discover the development of the garden and seasonal highlights, before Hidcote opens to the public. After the tour, enjoy a hot drink and a seasonal bake in the café, included in your garden tour ticket.



 


Join them for their three-week series of readings and performances drawing together plays by writers from Barbados, Brazil, Jamaica, Mexico and the Philippines. This January, the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs will host some of the most exciting voices developing work through the Royal Court’s International Programme. These six performances come from artists making work in a rich variety of different traditions and languages. The series will be accompanied by a series of talks and discussions that explore the political, social and cultural conversations surrounding the plays.



 



Join curator Connie Karol Burks as she discusses Gabrielle Chanel’s subtly subversive approach to fashioning gender, class, and luxury in her designs. The talk will explore how Chanel’s biography and the social context of her time informed her radical use of materials and key elements of her design aesthetic throughout her sixty-year career.



 


Ķīn By Gecko, 12th - 27th January, Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX


In 1932, Leah and her family escaped persecution and embarked on a journey from Yemen to Palestine.

Ninety years later, her grandson Amit Lahav (Artistic Director of Gecko) reflects on the life changing decision his family made to flee and build a better life. This powerful piece by acclaimed physical theatre company Gecko is a provocative story of desperation, compassion and acceptance, inspired by the migration stories of Gecko’s international performers and the extraordinary voyage Leah undertook as a young child.


Ķīn By Gecko -  Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre
Ķīn By Gecko - Lyttelton Theatre, National Theatre


 



Please note Restaurant Story will be open for lunch on Thursday & Saturday and dinner, 5 days a week, Tuesday to Saturday. Their lunch and dinner menu is a 9-course tasting menu priced at £250 per person.



 



Shop small and shop local in their authentic twist on the traditional craft market with a huge selection of products from illustration to vintage bric-a-brac, plants to jewellery, sustainable products to food, ceramics to candles and so much more!



 



In the centre of Richmond, tucked between Hill Street, Bridge Street and the riverside is the elegant Heron Square, home to Richmond Duck Pond Markets every weekend. On sunny days the atmosphere is amazing, the riverside is packed with people, all enjoying the beautiful setting right on the Thames!



 



Join them for a screening of the acclaimed film and Q&A with V&A curator Jane Pritchard, followed by a French-themed dinner in the Members’ room. Delve into the lives of Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky through this cinematic masterpiece directed by Jan Kounen. The film offers a fictionalised romantic drama of the relationship between two 20th-century greats. Witness the intersection of fashion and music, passion, and creation in a narrative that transcends time. After the screening, V&A curator Jane Pritchard will provide expert insight in dance and performance history to delve deeper into the relationship between Chanel and Stravinsky.



 



A new year calls for a new look, and so what better way to brighten up your home than a trip to the Ultimate Interior Design Sale. This is the perfect way to upgrade interiors with some unbeatable deals from some of the biggest names in design. Snap up furniture, lighting, accessories, carpets, fabrics, and more. Whether you want to kick-start the new year with a cosy rug, invest in some chic furniture or upgrade your accessories and cushions, take advantage of some serious discounts, as well as ex-display pieces at greatly reduced prices.



 


A four-week art exhibition hosted in the heart of Chelsea, that celebrates the innovative works of emerging artists who have harnessed the versatile medium of paper to craft exceptional and thought-provoking pieces. This exhibition serves as a testament to the enduring power of paper as a canvas for artistic expression. Up to 120 emerging and established artists will exhibit on the Gallery walls for four weeks.



 


Constantly looking to the history of art for inspiration, as well as for subjects, styles, solutions and techniques, David Hockney’s conversations with the art of the past have been lively and ongoing. From his early subversion of Hogarth’s moralising tale in A Rake’s Progress (1961–3), to his employment of the reed pen inspired by Vincent van Gogh, this talk will examine the impact that historic artists have had on Hockney’s graphic portraits, particularly focusing on the work of Rembrandt, Ingres and Picasso.




 



Explore an exceptional line-up of over 100 leading Modern and Contemporary galleries from across the globe. Discover emerging and established contemporary artists alongside an outstanding selection of 20th-century masters. Engage with sensational live performances, immersive installations and an inspiring programme of talks and tours.



 



Can 75 words really capture a moment in time, its details and atmosphere, its character and mood? Christine Coulson’s new, bullet of a novel, One Woman Show, is written almost entirely in 75-word museum wall labels and demonstrates how constraint need not limit storytelling. This unique structure stretches the idea of 'woman as object' to its fullest capacity and tells the story of Kitty Whitaker, a twentieth-century woman now imagined as an artefact. Using the language of art, Coulson precisely distils each stage of Kitty's sprawling life, every brief snapshot a wry reflection on womanhood, ownership, value, and power. Described with wit and poignancy, Kitty emerges as an eccentric heroine who disrupts her porcelain life with both major force and minor transgressions.




 


Screen Print Mono-printing With Adam Bridgland, 20th January, 2 pm - 4.30 pm, Visitor Centre of David Parr House, 184/186 Gwydir Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LW


Join artist-printmaker, Adam Bridgland for a screen print mono-printing workshop. You will learn how to use a screen print frame and ink provided to paint and pull your own unique colourful print works onto paper inspired by the patterns and artwork found in the David Parr House and Garden. Learn about contemporary printmaking, painting and mark-making. Have an optional walkthrough of the David Parr House. Enjoy refreshments, tea, coffee and biscuits. Go home with your unique creations ready to be framed. 




 



Develop your skills in self-portraiture during this two-day workshop inspired by their exhibition, David Hockney: Drawing from Life with Portrait prize-winning artist Charlie Schaffer. Work in a wide range of media and refer to works in the exhibition, including portraits drawn with pen and ink, paint and the iPad. All materials will be provided.




 



The London Short Film Festival returns for its 21st year with a constellation of new films, new curators, and new talent to ring in 2024 with the best in short-form cinema, selected from over 5,000 international submissions. Radical, multifaceted filmmaking from across the world comes to London - beat the cold, see something exciting and find community at LSFF 2024.



 



Award-winning Alexandra Palace Farmers’ Market is held every Sunday at Alexandra Palace Park or nearby Campsbourne School. Founded by CCFM in 2003, it has become a well-loved local fixture for residents as well as visitors to the palace and park. The primary focus is top-quality local produce such as fruit & veg, bread, cakes, meat, cheese, eggs, raw milk, preserves and more! You will also find a great selection of local crafts and hot food on offer, plus charity stalls and Fairtrade coffee.



 



Join the Friends in the Kettle’s Yard house for a special talk from Richard Aronowitz- Mercer, global head of restitution at Christie’s. Richard will be speaking about his role at Christie’s as a 1933 – 1945 provenance and restitution expert, the background to the work of his department and the difficult issues and challenges that he encounters in this important work, with reference to some of the most interesting cases of loss and recovery that he has been involved with over the last 15 years.




 



Artist and Art Tutor Bella Franks will guide you through the relaxed class with a nude model as your subject. Bella has over 10 years of art teaching experience, running classes that are open and accessible to all. She is known for her positive and supportive attitude to teaching, encouraging you to focus on the process rather than the outcome. The class will begin with a series of quick, warm-up poses followed by longer poses for more developed drawings. Bella will be on hand to give tips throughout. The class will be accompanied by a relaxing playlist to help you find your flow at the drawing board.




 



The Decorative Fair has rightfully earned its strong reputation as the UK’s must-visit event for interior designers, with over 150 specialist dealers showcasing 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.



 



London Antique Rug and Textile Art Fair (LARTA 2024) returns to Evolution London, the UK’s ‘must see’ event for fine textile art, antique carpets, vintage rugs and associated works of art. Held annually on the mezzanine of the Winter Decorative Fair, LARTA attracts collectors and interior designers seeking to enhance a scheme.



 



Join them for their Cockney Burns Night Supper Club, a unique take on the annual celebration of Scots poet Robert Burns with a London twist. After a welcome cocktail, the three-course feast will feature classic Scottish dishes, each paired with Whisky from East London Liquor Company. Throughout the courses, experience Burns’ iconic poetry performed by a true Scotsman, alongside original Cockney poetry exploring the intricate relationship between England and Scotland.




 



Celebrated novelist, Philippa Gregory, introduces her new book, Normal Women: 900 Years of Making History, recently published by Harper Collins. Normal Women is a radical retelling of our nation’s story – not of the rise and fall of kings and the occasional queen, but of social and cultural change, powered by the determination, persistence and effectiveness of women – from 1066 to modern times. Hear from Philippa as she discusses her motivation in turning to non-fiction and how she approached the gargantuan task of researching and writing a book that aims to remember and celebrate the diverse achievements of countless ordinary – and too often anonymous – women over nine centuries of British history.



 



Following the publication of Anna Boglione’s new book Recipes To Reconnect, Anna will be hosting a series of events called Re-connect at The Petersham in Covent Garden. Anna will invite speakers and chefs who feature in her book, as well as new guests, to discuss, divulge and dissect topics related to planetary and human health. Each event will take place around a four-course menu specially designed for the evening by an exciting and acclaimed chef.



 



This house. It’s called “Sea View”. It’s just I’ve looked out of every window, and you can’t. You can’t see the sea. Blackpool, 1976. The driest summer in 200 years. The beaches are packed. The hotels are heaving. In the sweltering backstreets, far from the choc ices and donkey rides, the Webb Sisters are returning to their mother’s run-down guest house, as she lies dying upstairs. Following their multi-award-winning triumph The Ferryman, Jez Butterworth, writer of Jerusalem, resumes his partnership with Sam Mendes, director of The Lehman Trilogy, to bring you The Hills of California.



 



40+ rail deals area, with prices from £10. Premium vintage boutique - curated by their product team. Exclusive remade from our South Yorkshire factory. Shop Vintage Brands, Y2K, American & European Vintage, Designer, Premium & Rare!



 



Their passionate guides will take you around the historic house, exploring how the house has evolved and changed with each owner since the 16th century. There might be a few secrets revealed too! You will have time after the tour to visit our exhibition galleries showcasing objects from the Bexley Museum Collection dating back to pre-historic and Roman times, as well as immersing yourself in WW2 Hall Place.



 



Seb de Souza is back for quiz night in the Pelican Room! Join solo or with a team for a chance to win exciting prizes. Tickets: £20pp. Don’t miss the fun – book now.




 



This crackling new local pub by Michelin-starred Chef Tom Kerridge is tucked away in the leafy streets behind London's iconic King's Road. A community hub, The Butcher's Tap and Grill sits in a vibrant sweet spot where faithful British boozer, delicious grill house and quality butcher meet.



 


New Film Releases


Priscilla (1st January) One Life (1st January) All Of Us Strangers (26th January)




 


Antique & Flea Markets




Auctions


Capes Dunn - Interiors,  Vintage &  Modern  Furniture & Effects, 8th January

Capes Dunn - Interiors,  Vintage &  Modern  Furniture & Effects, 22nd January



 

bottom of page