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Alongside the rich diversity of pastel paintings on display in the Pastel Society’s 124th annual exhibition, there will be a variety of works in other dry media: charcoal, conté, oil pastels, graphite, and coloured pencils. As ever, the exhibition will feature new works by members of the Society and artists selected from an international open call. Unique to this year, however, is a special focus on ‘Pastel without Boundaries’.


Mark your calendars for the 3-day programme of exhibitions and events spanning Central, South and East London. Open to all and celebrating London’s vibrant gallery scene, join us to discover exhibitions by major international names and emerging talents at participating galleries across the city.


Timothy Taylor is pleased to present New Shapes, a new exhibition by British artist Sahara Longe (b. 1994), on view at the London gallery. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and first solo exhibition in the UK, which will be followed by a solo presentation of paintings at Frieze Seoul in September 2023. The title, New Shapes, signals a newly geometric departure in the artist’s compositions. In Longe’s new body of work, highly stylized abstraction overlays a documentary approach.


Join them for a fantastic four-course dinner and drinks with a twist - the tables will be turned with food critics in the kitchen and chefs dining! The critics cooking are Grace Dent (The Guardian), Giles Coren (The Times), Tom Parker Bowles (Mail on Sunday), Adam Hyman (CODE Hospitality), David Ellis (The Evening Standard) and Rose Prince (Food writer), with guidance from Vivek Singh (Cinnamon Club). The chefs judging include Michelin-starred Nieves Barragán (Sabor), Great British Menu 2017 winner Pip Lacey (hicce), Andrew Yeo (Hakkasan), Sameer Taneja (Benares) and Michael Yates (Nomad).

Rest assured, they guarantee that you will still have a delectable Indian feast including watermelon chaat, copra patties, halibut paturi and much more. The critics will also battle it out in the Big Bread Fight, where you'll decide who has made the tastiest tandoori bread toppings! The evening will be hosted by author and television presenter Ravneet Gill. There will also be a silent and live auction, with all the proceeds funding Action Against Hunger’s lifesaving work around the world.


The perfect spot for lunches that stretch well into the afternoon and hearty dinners with friends.

They’ve brought to life a contemporary Indian restaurant which showcases the foods of various North Indian regions such as Rajasthan, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and more in a modern and refined way.


Each year the Society of Women Artists invite members and non-members to submit new art and selects the best for our annual exhibition. This carefully curated selection of work represents some of the finest contemporary art seen in the UK. The diverse collection of art covers a range of media and subjects created by a range of artists from well-known ones with international reputations to talented newcomers. The SWA seeks works of the highest standard within its specific field and continues to promote women artists and prides itself on the diverse nature of the work.


Guest speakers: Martin Hulbert and Jay Grierson, co-founders of Martin Hulbert Design and Nicolò Castellini Baldissera

Chair: Hatta Byng, editor of House & Garden

There always seems to be an intangible element to the world's most stylish homes: a dimension that makes you want to stay and linger. Join a panel of leading designers and discover how an eye for detail is integral to the creation of personal spaces that have a point of view and an ability to intrigue and surprise. Paying close attention to atmosphere as much as aesthetics, learn how their ideas have been translated into their distinctive WOW! house rooms.


You will work in small groups of no more than 5 people per workshop, to ensure you can learn at your own pace and follow every step of the procedure. They will help you understand the reasoning behind all the necessary steps and give you the skills needed to continue upcycling at your own time You will work on a wooden item provided by them, which you will restore using different methods, depending on the item. Please note: if you would like to purchase the item you have worked on, you will be given a discount on the purchase price. If you are interested in purchasing a workshop item, please contact them prior to the workshop.


117 gardens – including 7 new and 20 returning after a hiatus – are opening their gates this year. This list includes gardens such as; St James’s Gardens, King Henry’s Walk Garden, Kensington Gardens Square, Queen’s Gate Gardens, William Morris Society, Fulham Palace Meadows Allotments, Barbican Wildlife Garden, Fann Street.


They have curated 10 of the loveliest brands, some old friends and some new and two menswear brands which we're super happy about. Sims Wear was founded on the belief that materials matter; they believe that clothing should look good, but longevity and lifecycle are key. As a result, they only ever use the best natural fibres, from Supima cotton to superfine Merino lambswool. ⁠


Entering its seventh edition, the Fitzrovia Arts Festival celebrates the rich artistic past and present of London’s beloved bohemian postcode. It draws on the talents of the many internationally-acclaimed artists, performers and writers living in the area, and celebrates the achievements of many of the great figures of the past who have made Fitzrovia home – from Benjamin Britten and Virginia Woolf, to George Bernard Shaw and Sidney Bechet. With a programme of concerts (both classical and jazz), exhibitions, poetry readings, talks, walks, and performances, the Festival is a wonderful confirmation of the cultural continuity and community spirit of this unique London ‘village’.


Join artist Luke Hannam for an intensive day of pure drawing. You will learn and explore techniques to improve your line drawing, such as exploring how line creates form, delving into the meaning of ‘lyricism’ – and how to apply this philosophical idea to make more expressive drawings. You will also work on strengthening your hand-eye coordination, develop knowledge of 20th-century drawing, and learn to recognise these styles in your own work. The workshop includes all materials, refreshments and a delicious lunch, plus a private tour of the house.


The Summer Exhibition is their annual celebration of art and artists, run without interruption since 1769. Anyone can submit their work and – if your work is selected by our panel of artists – it will go on display in our Main Galleries. This year, celebrated British painter David Remfry RA takes the reins as exhibition co-ordinator. Remfry’s Summer Exhibition will explore the theme Only Connect, taken from the famous quote in Howards End by E.M. Forster. The Summer Exhibition shows every imaginable medium – from prints, paintings, film and photography to sculpture, architectural works and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent. Most of the works are available to buy and sales from the Summer Exhibition directly support the exhibiting artists and the RA's charitable work, including training the next generation of artists in the Royal Academy Schools.


Join journalist Sydney Lima each month to review the recent news headlines and hot topics with a panel of comedians, journalists and artists - they'll debate anything from the rise of A.I to Boris Johnson's plan to knight his father. Oh, and with a drink in hand.

This month comedian and Taskmaster champion Sophie Duker, filmmaker and drag artist Amrou Al-Kadhi and artist Jake Chapman of the controversial Chapman Brothers, will share their take on the biggest news stories of the month. They'll then open up the floor for you to vent about anything that has truly ground your gears that month for their panel to debate. It's like a late-night chat in the early evening. Newsnight for people who love memes.

Ticket price includes a complimentary cocktail courtesy of Grey Goose.


The RHS return to Saatchi Gallery for the third year in a row to showcase new work from leading botanical artists and photographers across three galleries. Entries for the show have been through a meticulous pre-selection process, where the scientific accuracy, technical skill and aesthetic appeal of the work are reviewed by an expert judging panel prior to the show opening, with artists and photographers awarded RHS Gold, Silver-Gilt, Silver, and Bronze medals, as well as a series of special awards including ‘Best Botanical Art Exhibit’ and ‘Judge’s Special Award’. The show is a highlight in the calendar of the RHS Lindley Library, complementing its extensive collection of botanical artworks, photographs and illustrations which include more than 30,000 works.


Delve into the incredibly creative world of Wes Anderson with this immersive 180 exhibition that transports you into the realm of the director’s new film, Asteroid City.

Curated and presented by 180 Studios and Universal Pictures, the exhibition features original sets, props, costumes and artwork that capture Anderson’s signature style, visuals and sounds, as well as provide an opportunity to dine out at the film’s iconic 1950s diner, which will be recreated onsite. Asteroid City takes place in a fictional American desert town circa 1955. The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer/Space Cadet convention (organized to bring together students and parents from across the country for fellowship and scholarly competition) is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.


Textiles are one of the most ancient art forms, with the first fabrics being created over 34,000 years ago. Historically, they were also one of the most important, being used for a myriad of reasons: from the practical to the sacred. In this ambitious course, a line-up of expert curators and writers weave together the various threads, beginning to embroider key themes and ideas. The course considers the distinctions between art and craft and what role textiles, fabric and fashion have on the democratisation of art. The course also addresses the crucial role of textiles in some of Western art’s most famous art movements: from the Renaissance to Modernism; and highlights the importance and significance of fabric art across the globe. Participants also learn about the exciting world of textile art today, which both celebrates and challenges textile art of the past.


Michelin Star Chef Richard Corrigan is delighted to bring his signature style of Irish hospitality to the National Portrait Gallery. Overlooking Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament, The Portrait Restaurant will showcase only the best of fresh British and Irish ingredients in true Corrigan style.

On the bar, an extensive list designed to pair perfectly with an all-day aperitivo menu, including the iconic Bentley’s Irish Soda Bread and the Crispy Oyster Croque Monsieur, a personal favourite of Richard’s with a glass of something chilled and fizzy. Elsewhere, find a very Corrigan take on a high tea offering and an exclusive chef’s dining counter with full kitchen views. Richard Corrigan is delighted to open The Portrait Restaurant alongside hospitality group Searcys, bringing his renowned hospitality to one of London’s most long-awaited reopenings.


Join artist Robin-Lee Hall to learn how to paint with the ancient and luminous medium of egg tempera.

During this weekend art-making course, artist Robin-Lee Hall teaches participants how to make egg tempera paint from scratch, build up layers and make marks in different ways with a selection of mark-making tools, as well as brushes. Throughout the weekend, participants learn about traditional and contemporary approaches to the unique medium, as well as explore the properties of egg tempera by looking at examples of artists’ work from the past and present. Building upon the new skills and knowledge from the course, participants create a final work in egg tempera from either direct observation or source material.


Menus change regularly with the seasons. Tapas And Wine Under The Bridge. They'll be serving up their brand new South African-inspired tapas-style dishes, as well as a beautiful selection of South African wines and signature Kudu Cocktails.


Master the art of cushion making with renowned seamstress Mary Bullock on this one-day course.

By the end of the session, you will take home a beautiful 20” feather-filled cushion. If possible, please bring in your own special fabric so you leave with a cushion perfect for your home. No prior experience is necessary and never more than 4 people in the class. Course fee includes all equipment (except main fabric) and locally sourced, seasonal lunch and tea.


For the first time in over 40 years, Robert Young will not be exhibiting at a major Art and Antiques Fair in London this Summer, but will instead be installing an exhibition in their Battersea Gallery. The title “Because” came about during their discussions they kept finding themselves thinking and getting excited about the idea in principle, Because……… they will have more space; because……. they have time to plan it; because……. they haven’t held an exhibition here since well before covid; because….. they are fortunate enough to have their own gallery space. They think it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate their gallery location, to showcase a new collection and to welcome visitors here in the Summer


This summer, the Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler showroom will burst into flower thanks to a selling exhibition of works by Henry Elwell, curated by Philip Hooper, joint Managing Director. A keen collector of contemporary art, the arresting juxtaposition of Elwell’s photo-realistic collages against the showroom’s walls – bedecked in the firm’s Indian Fuchsia chintz and Beresford Red paint – demonstrates Hooper’s love of colour and photography as a medium.

Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 5.30 pm and Saturdays 10.00 am – 3.30 pm


Hidden behind a secret entrance on Charing Cross Road, Larry’s is their brand-new underground cocktail bar located in the historic vaults of the National Portrait Gallery. Originally built as coal storage in 1896, the spectacular exposed brick space has been transformed offering a slice of elegance deep into the evening (seven days a week), just a short stroll from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square. Sip on classic cocktails and dine on lavish bar snacks, amidst over 100 portraits of the famous faces of London’s West End.


The North American Pavilion is an exhibition of eight young galleries from the United States, México and Canada. The galleries — all under five-years-old and hailing variously from New York City, Los Angeles, México City, Atlanta, and Montréal — will each occupy an entire room in the former townhouse- turned-exhibition space, with the simple brief to represent their unique North American perspective of curation and narrative.


The Treasure House Fair is a celebration of the outstanding and the rare, bringing together exhibitors and collectors from around the world at the Royal Hospital Chelsea at the height of the London summer season. The Fair continues the tradition of an annual show of exceptional art and antiques, from ancient to modern, with aspects of contemporary. There will be sculpture, tapestry, ceramics, silver, jewellery and design, along with furniture, clocks, watches and rare books.


Travel back in time and immerse yourself in cultural wonders – where you can indulge in the sights, smells, sounds and stories of undiscovered lands. Whether you are a seasoned collector or a curious adventurer, AKF’s Silk Road Bazaar is a must-visit market that promises unique and authentic crafts, textiles and foods from countries along the historic Silk Road trading route.

In the heart of London, learn about artisanal crafts from across the Middle East, South and Central Asia and China, and purchase an array of unique products including Afghan rugs and jewellery, intricate Chinese crafts, Grade A organic saffron from Iran, Pakistani clothing and homeware, Egyptian leather accessories, Palestinian inspired baked treats and much more. Through your purchases, you can support artisans from a number of countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Egypt, Turkey, and China. Food and drink from countries across Eurasia will also be available.


Luke Irwin invites British furniture designer Alfred Newall into their Pimlico flagship store for Alfred’s first-ever Pop-Up this June. Hand-knotted custom rug designer Luke Irwin invites the renowned British furniture designer Alfred Newall into their Pimlico Flagship store for Alfred's first-ever Pop-Up this June. This wonderful pairing celebrates two British craftsman's shared philosophy in creating pieces that provide a basis for the harmony of any scheme and offer a truly bespoke and personal service.


With over 80 ceramic artists & diy potters. Dog Friendly. £1 Entry.


New Film Releases

Reality (2nd June), NT Live- Fleabag (15th June), Asteroid City (23rd June)


Antique & Flea Markets




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