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Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Boundless, 15th November - 22nd January 2024 at the Saatchi Gallery

 


Huxley-Parlour is pleased to present Anthesis, the first solo UK exhibition of photographer Nadine Ijewere. Ijewere is known for her innovative and disruptive approach to fashion photography. The exhibition traces the radical fusion of genres across the artist’s work. The exhibition comprises a suite of thirteen large-scale colour photographs, drawn from four years of work between 2019 and 2023. Sensual and intimate, the works are representative of Ijewere’s command of colour as well as an experimental treatment of composition.



 


The Winter Art & Antiques Fair is a premier showcase of the finest, established and knowledgeable art and antique dealers, offering a wide range of high-quality objects worldwide and spanning centuries at Olympia London. Timeless pieces covering a vast array of disciplines from ancient to contemporary including classic and 20th Century jewellery, bronze sculptures, Art Deco and fine glass, impressive mirrors, oak furniture, scientific instruments and all periods of art, Asian objects and much more - you're sure to find something to your taste.



 


Discover some of the most compelling up-and-coming names in the field of contemporary drawing, displayed alongside works by masters within the British Museum collection of prints and drawings. These new acquisitions include works by some of the youngest living artists ever collected by the British Museum, presented alongside works by celebrated artists from Mary Delany and Edouard Manet, to Barbara Hepworth, Andy Warhol and Yinka Shonibare



 


The Walmer Castle will re-open under new ownership following an extensive refurbishment. A pub sister to the Suprise Chelsea.




 


Join them for an evening of radical joy, celebrating bold and beautiful dance, music and the best of vibes with performances curated by acclaimed theatre company The PappyShow. In celebration of their tenth anniversary, The PappyShow returns to host this exciting mixed-bill of performances that showcase their own work and other outstanding artists they love from across the last decade. Enjoy the best of dance, physical performance, music, film and spoken word. Collaboration, community and showcasing marginalised identities is at the heart of the night.



 


A collection of oil paintings by Lucy McMillan-Scott exploring hope and glimmers of glory in

the everyday. The exhibition is the artist’s eagerly awaited first collection of work in a departure from the

portraiture for which she is well known. Glimmer reveals McMillan-Scott’s remarkable ability to capture the beauty hidden within the ordinary, and create scenes that radiate an otherworldly glow and reveal the profound luminosity that exists within the everyday. Using oils, Lucy creates and reveals glimmers of

light and longing, even in devastation. She blends realism with the ethereal, creating works

that resonate deeply with viewer.



 


Dalla is a new neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Hackney. It features home-style cooking from Mitchell Damota, with interiors by Spazio Leone and Sicilian artist and object maker Oscar Piccolo. Dalla’s aim is to emulate the spirit and warmth of local restaurants in Italy - generous, welcoming places, where people feel at ease, and there is something for everyone.



 


The exhibition explores the artist’s work over the last six decades through his intimate portraits of five sitters: his mother, Celia Birtwell, Gregory Evans, Maurice Payne and the artist himself. His familiarity with the sitters enables him to work with a range of mediums and styles, from pencil, pen and ink and crayon, to photographic collage and the iPad. The 2023 exhibition will also debut a selection of over thirty new portraits. Painted from life they depict friends and visitors to the artist’s Normandy studio between 2021 and 2022.



 


The Drapers Arms and Octavia Squire are hosting a bake sale to go towards efforts to alleviate some of the terrible suffering of the innocents. Contact Octavia Squire to pledge a cake, even if you are a first-time baker or a professional chef. You can trust the Red Cross to use the money effectively where it is needed. The pub will match funds raised up to £5,000.



 


Join expert painting conservator, Mary Kempski for Historic Painting Techniques of David Parr in Practice. In this workshop, you will learn about David Parr’s historic painting techniques and how he achieved his skilled decoration on the walls of his house at 186 Gwydir Street, Cambridge.



 


They are delighted to offer seven spacious bedrooms above the restaurant on a bed-and-breakfast basis. The rooms have been designed with a contemporary feel whilst being sympathetic to the period architecture of the building. All the rooms are en suite, three of which have an additional free-standing bath for complete relaxation. As well as Egyptian cotton sheets and artisanal bathroom products from Haeckels, you can expect a well-stocked minibar, stunning contemporary artwork and a variety of locally produced ceramics and objects.


 



Join esteemed scholar, author and researcher Daniel E Sutherland as he explores the contrasting lives of long-time acquaintances Frederic, Lord Leighton and James McNeill Whistler who were as similar as they were different. Leighton, knighted, feted, and honoured as the long-serving president of the Royal Academy, the ultimate “gentleman artist” and Insider. Whistler, rebellious, non-conforming, iconoclastic, and the anthesis of the Royal Academy, a publicity hound and self-proclaimed Outsider. A comparison of their contrasting lives undermines several myths as well as illustrating the fascinating and multi-dimensional artistic world of nineteenth-century London.



 


The Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize returns to the Gallery in St Martin’s Place after three years. Showcasing talented young photographers, gifted amateurs and established professionals, the competition celebrates a diverse range of images and tells the often fascinating stories behind the creation of the works. The selected images, many of which are on display for the first time, explore both traditional and contemporary approaches to the photographic portrait whilst capturing a range of characters, moods and locations. In addition to first, second and third prizes, the National Portrait Gallery has also launched a new £8,000 commission.



 


They are delighted to be back in the beautiful pavilion, halls and garden marquee at the Larmer Tree in November. A range of wonderful gifts and homewares, vintage finds, interiors and jewellery, as well as workshops and a chance to meet designers and stylists. With 40 Exhibitors, artisan makers, flowers and seasonal styling, this is a perfect opportunity to prepare for Christmas. Light refreshments, including wood fired pizza, crepes, burgers and fresh coffee will be served in the gardens each day by local foodies.



 


They will raise funds for urgent medical care for Palestine and learn ways they can continue their solidarity with the Palestinian people. Thank you to their chefs who are preparing a delicious four-course menu for everyone to share together.


Dinner Ticket: £45



 


Bard is unveiling its first exhibition to celebrate its one-year anniversary. The Grit and The Glamour brings together new work from 20 contemporary makers and artists from all over Scotland for a selling exhibition in response to the title of the show. The exhibition is curated and designed by Bard founders Hugo Macdonald and James Stevens.




 


Poet for Places is a young poet-in-residence programme allowing audiences to explore secret places in London through new and exciting poetry and spoken word. The programme, in collaboration with Heritage of London Trust (HOLT), brings beautiful historic sites, research, poetry and creative perspectives together over the year.


Kira Nelson is an emerging voice in the London poetry scene whose work is about finding creativity to blossom in places all around us. Sir Laurie Magnus CBE is Chairman of HOLT, a charity which restores sites of historic or architectural interest all across London. Poems and live readings will be followed by a Q&A about finding inspiration and reflecting on connections with where we live. The readings will be followed by drinks in the Drawing Room.



 


Broadwick Soho is an independent luxury hotel in the heart of London's West End. Broadwick Soho channels the grit, glamour and wild energy of London's most vibrant area into an opulent contemporary 57 room retreat, offering impeccable service and quality. Conceived by a group of friends, this glorious hotel on the corner of Broadwick Street and Berwick Street draws inspiration from the community, essence and spirit of Soho.



 

Christo & Jeanne-Claude: Boundless introduces visitors to the couple’s seminal projects, ranging from their early collaborations to monumental masterpieces, among them Wrapped Coast in Australia (1968/69), Surrounded Islands (1983) in Miami/Florida, The Pont Neuf Wrapped in Paris (1985), The Umbrellas (1991), installed simultaneously in Japan and the USA, The Gates in Central Park, New York City (2005) and The Floating Piers at Lake Iseo in Italy (2016).

It also includes the perspective of The Mastaba project in Abu Dhabi. This exhibition is the last to ever be signed off by Christo before his death and is divided into ten thematic chapters. The exhibition reveals a story of love and artistic collaboration between Christo and Jeanne-Claude. It celebrates their synergy and profound connection, contextualised alongside their artistic contemporaries, including Jean Dubuffet, Yves Klein, and Lucio Fontana.


 


This 10-weeker takes the 5-week beginners course as its' core, keeping a slower pace and progressing onto the development of each person's area of interest, with more detailed demonstrations and plenty of practice time to begin to really hone those skills. Also perfect for those moving between different levels of their practice, and those who want to continue practicing but only wishing to commit 3 hours per week.



 


Multi-disciplinary British artist Mary Norden has made a substantial impact to British contemporary art, since she started her antique and vintage textile still life and landscape compositions a couple of years ago. Her work is unmatched and distinctive, as her unique fabric compositions fuse texture, time-honoured patination of fabric, and a sense of place. Whether they be perspectives that look to the horizon of seasonal landscapes, or contemplative still life that conjure memory of time with family and friends, Mary’s work offers a new perspective, that stirs nostalgic reflection within the onlooker.



 


The incredible Hand Sale is returning with textiles, pottery, ceramics, decorative pieces and much more.

This sale never fails to delight, get your Christmas shopping taken care of while also getting some unique pieces for yourself.



 


Celebrate the work of over 150 of London’s most exciting artists and makers! During this unique artist-led show, you’ll have the chance to browse their working studios, discover 1000s of artworks that you love and buy directly from the makers themselves!




 


During this special workshop guests will benefit from the experience and expertise of the Fine Cell staff while creating their very own hand-stitched Christmas decoration. You will experiment with your own designs, learn basic embroidery stitches as well as constructing your own decoration to hang with pride on your Christmas tree this year. A lunch will be served in Brumus Restaurant celebrating the best of seasonal and local produce.



 


They’ll be bringing an unrivalled edit of small brands with them spanning a huge array of products; your one-stop Christmas shopping destination. The focus will fall on original art and jewellery, as they felt they suited the space perfectly, but will also encompass everything from wiggly handmade ceramics, and carefully handprinted lampshades, to stunning tableware and all the finishing touches like greetings cards, wreaths and more.



 


During this one-day session you'll use traditional Japanese hand tools, learn the process of inking Shina ply woodblocks, print by hand with barens (circular discs wrapped in bamboo) and work with various types of paper including handmade Hosho paper and coloured cards. This is the perfect opportunity to learn a new skill and make multiple prints through editions, ending the final part of the session by experimenting with your favourite design.



 


Join them for their next Vintage Pop-up for a vibrant and fun weekend of shopping vintage and preloved.




 


It is Midcentury Modern's 20th birthday and they are celebrating with a choir to sing in the celebrations. Thousands of people gather twice a year at this stunning light and bright 60s architect designed glass brick and concrete building with 65 dealers spread across the ground floor and the cloisters beyond and 25 of some of Britains best contemporary designers upstairs on the 60s mezzanine overlooking the main refectory of this stunning interiors fair that celebrates the design greats. Shop til you drop at the show that brought the term Midcentury Modern® to the UK from Palm Springs way before Mad Men appeared on our screens.


 


Join printmaker Molly Mahon for a one-day workshop, experiencing the joy of block printing - design and print your own lampshade. The day-long course will include a private tour of Charleston House, followed by an introduction to block printing by Molly. Using Molly’s carved wooden blocks inspired by her new hand-block printed fabric collection.



 


Top designer, John Stefanidis, discusses his long career and interiors trends from the late 1960s to today with Gianluca Longo from 'The World of Interiors'. John Stefanidis has been a major force in international interior design since he established his design business in Chelsea in 1967. To mark the publication of his new book, in which he opens his vast personal archive and brings together fifty years of work, he will be in conversation with Gianluca Longo, Style Director of The World of Interiors. They will discuss Stefanidis' carefully honed rules for decorating, his signature style and insights into his process, all illustrated with images of his work and anecdotes about his many adventures along the way.



 


Explore the evolution of European fashion during the 18th century with dress historian Jacqui Ansell. Their exhibition focussing on Swiss artist Jean-Etienne Liotard’s 'Lavergne Family Breakfast' offers the perfect opportunity to examine their collection of 18th-century portraits through the lens of fashion.



 


Be assured, the house will be suitably dressed for the festive season with garlands and festoons abounding. Stylist Amy Merrick, who triumphed last year with their Christmas installation composed of locally-foraged greenery and handmade decorations, is laying preparations again and the black swan has already been ordered.



 


Taking place across two days in their beautiful Hay Barn at Charleston in Firle, browse their carefully hand-picked selection of artisan stalls, each selling their unique wares – with stalls from over 30 local and independent artists, ceramicists, designers and makers. Whether you’re into handcrafted homewares, sustainably sourced clothing or handwoven textiles, there’ll be a wide range of one-of-a-kind items to browse. The makers and designers will also be on hand to discuss their work, influences and ideas.



 


Bistro Freddie is a 45-cover restaurant in the heart of Shoreditch showcasing the best in British produce, French wine, cocktails, canapé menus and feasting menus for any occasion. Located a few minutes’ walk from Shoreditch High Street and a stone's throw from Liverpool Street Station.



 


Join florist Sarah Whiting of Nettlewood Flowers for this festive workshop, where you’ll take home your own hand-made winter wreath. Using locally-grown flowers and sustainable methods of floristry, Sarah will show you techniques to create a moss-based wreath with seasonal materials such as rich foliage, berries, fruit, cones, seed heads and dried flowers. Across two hours, Sarah will guide you to create a beautiful wreath finished with sumptuous ribbons, ready to hang on your door or decorate your home.



 


The new Botanica Hall is a beautiful and versatile space for all styles of events, from bottomless brunches, lunches, dinners or even hot desking. With an open kitchen with a coal-fired oven and two bars. All of their food is made from scratch daily.



 

New Film Releases


The Royal House (3rd November) Saltburn (17th November) Maestro (22nd November)



 

Antique & Flea Markets




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