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.
Yevonde Life and Colour tells the story of a woman who gained freedom through photography – as she experimented with her medium and blazed a new trail for portrait photographers. The exhibition features portraits and still-life works produced by Yevonde over a colourful sixty-year career, and draws on the archive of her work acquired by the Gallery in 2021, as well as extensive new research by their teams.
Simon’s Story offers an opportunity to understand more about those who created Dennis Severs’ House.
Simon met Dennis outside Heaven nightclub as an eighteen-year-old art student in 1983 and moved in with him shortly after. Personally and creatively Dennis and his Spitalfields home opened a new world of possibilities that allowed Simon’s work to develop in a unique way. Edited from extensive interviews, this scripted tour is performed by actor Joel Saxon and directed by The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life. It lasts for approximately an hour and a half and includes an opportunity to view the exhibition.
Bring your own project to our 8-week upholstery leisure course. You will work at your own pace in a relaxed and friendly learning environment, developing a whole range of upholstery skills and gaining great insight into this amazing trade. This course is suitable for beginners or those with previous upholstery experience. We encourage beginners to start with a dining chair, footstool or something small but the decision is yours. You are also invited to work on a variety of projects or just tackle one.
This exhibition concentrates on specific, well-publicised light shows of the period and the impressive and elaborate temporary architectural structures created for them, often designed by leading architects and artists, including Soane. Royal entertainments, pleasure gardens, national celebrations, and illuminations by Soane all feature, demonstrating that these ephemeral cultural practices were drivers of architectural and technological innovation.
The BFI London Film Festival is brimming with the world’s best new films, series and immersive storytelling - and everyone is invited. This is your chance to delight in the undiscovered, as all feature films and series are being shown in the UK for the first (and sometimes only) time.
Made For Us: PALEFIRE X 8 HOLLAND STREET, Now, 8 Holland Street, St. James’ Park
The collection is comprised of 6 designs available in 4 exclusive colourways, including bright green and blue, a chalky white and wild stripe. The designs are based on a modular system using moulded and recycled paper-pulp shapes. For this collection, Palefire's Rowena Morgan Cox and 8 Holland Street's Tobias Vernon have borrowed from the colour palette of Italian architect and industrial designer Vico Magistretti – a mainstay of the 8 Holland Street collection.
Available to order exclusively at 8 Holland Street.
The exhibition examines how the cultural, counter-cultural, political and socio-economic backdrop of the 20th and 21st centuries have shaped the identity of Black style and in turn mainstream fashion culture. Extending far beyond the realm of the catwalk, the exhibition spotlights and contextualises the profound impact of Black creativity through music, photography, art and design.
They are delighted to share an initial selection of interior images shot by world-renowned interior and lifestyle photographer, Simon Upton, for our forthcoming sale Robert Kime: The Personal Collection. These images beautifully capture Robert's passion, curiosity and delight in beautiful things and immortalises his broad knowledge and enthusiasm for objects and works of art from many cultural traditions and mediums, encompassing Middle Eastern art, including textiles and antiquities, European antiquities, modern art, ceramics, gardening, architecture and interesting objects from around the world. All harmoniously converged to create an atmosphere and photos like no other.
The 35th anniversary of this annual art exhibition, which has raised just under £2 million to date, enabling UK Youth to support a network of over 8,000 youth organisations and national partners, collectively reaching 5.3 million young people, many of whom are living in deprived areas or facing huge personal barriers. This hugely popular annual show brings together new and established artists of all ages to exhibit their work together, with over 1000 works of art across many media on display. Purchasing a work of art, attending the exhibition, or making a donation will support artists and vulnerable young people here in the UK.
Bambi is a wine bar at Netil House with a huge record collection and hi-fidelity sound system courtesy of Friendly Pressure. With Henry Freestone heading up the kitchen and London legend Charlie Dark curating their music programme, Bambi will be your new neighbourhood spot for wine, drinks, food and music.
Alma Berrow |Echo: At first glance, Berrow’s new installation appears to be a regular ageing countryside bathroom. Viewers are invited to step into the work for closer inspection, where minute details are revealed to suggest that the space has been recently inhabited.
Whispers From The South: The exhibition aims to explore how contemporary Brazilian artists rethink visual culture through critical examination of their own history and notion of subalternity.
A new play by Clint Dyer and Roy Williams. Grieving the loss of the family shop and their dreams destroyed, Denise and daughter-in-law Carly are left to pick up the pieces of their relatives’ mistakes. Will all be forgiven?
Jo Martin (Doctor Who) and Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) play Denise and Carly in this thought-provoking drama that explores family dynamics, race, colonialism and cancel culture.
Clint Dyer (Othello) and Roy Williams (Sucker Punch) reunite to write this powerful new play, the final, standalone chapter of the award-winning Death of England series.
In an industry where mass produced and unimaginative furniture is plentiful, "The Spotlight Market" offers a much-needed platform for some of the most talented furniture and decorative antiques dealers in the trade. Located in the heart of East London, a rotation of 20 traders gather over two days, each curating their most unique and one-off pieces. Every dealer is carefully selected for their knowledge in their specialist area and talented eye for sourcing. This mix of experts means that the event covers a broad range of eras and styles that seamlessly blend. This is the one stop shop for the design conscious interiors shopper.
PAD London is the only fair in the UK exclusively dedicated to 20th-century and contemporary Design. The week-long event takes place every October on Berkeley Square, in the heart of London’s affluent Mayfair district. PAD London is the sister fair to PAD Paris which was launched in 1998 and takes place every April in the Jardin des Tuileries.
Women in Art Fair is a new art fair dedicated to readdressing the gender imbalance in the art industry. WIAF seeks to create a positive global fair, from which women and those identifying as women, are given an opportunity to show their work and contribute to developing the exchange of ideas around gender, and culture. This year’s theme is The World is A Family. Women in Art Fair seeks the best in contemporary art, photography, textiles and sculpture; all mediums.
Celebrate Frieze London’s 20th anniversary, with the most international edition to date and a new artist-led section, alongside new programming at Frieze Masters. Frieze reveals details of collaborations with major UK arts organizations and new acquisition prizes to mark the 20th anniversary of its London fair.
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When the art world as you knew it went one way, they went the other. Art isn’t confined to convention or rule, and how you enjoy it shouldn’t be either. Here, art is for everyone. They’ve created something different, and they want you to experience it. They combine original yet affordable works from independent artists with immersive installations, performances, DJs – and a fully stocked bar.
So why not do something impulsive, get excited, and revel in the creativity? You belong here.
As Lewis Kemmenoe’s first solo show, ‘METALLURGY’ is a singular expression of a practice defined by multiplicity. The works, all formally recognisable design objects, range from lights through to larger furnishings. In each case, at each scale, Kemmenoe uses the silhouette of the domestic and familiar as a frame within which to experiment.
Prized, collected, critiqued. One Woman Show revolves around the life of Kitty Whitaker as she is defined by her potential for display and moved from collection to collection through multiple marriages. Christine Coulson, who has written hundreds of exhibition wall labels for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, precisely distils each stage of Kitty's sprawling life into that distinct format, every brief snapshot in time a wry reflection on womanhood, ownership, value and power.
Described with wit, poignancy and humour over the course of the twentieth century, Kitty emerges as an eccentric heroine who disrupts her privileged, porcelain life with both major force and minor transgressions. As human foibles propel each delicately crafted text, Coulson playfully asks: who really gets to tell our stories?
Welcoming El Primo Sanchez all the way from Sydney, this is a bar with an air of mystery, an appetite for adventure, and a mischievous grin on its face. The team from El Primo Sanchez bring boundless energy and a love for all things agave. Known for their weird and wonderful serves, you can expect the likes of their Horchata Colada or the Gimlet el Maiz, made with ‘tortilla cordial’. As always, the evening will offer six bespoke cocktails from El Primo Sanchez and the Mezcaleria - based on The Lost Explorer’s three expressions - served alongside an antojitos menu from Santiago and the team.
The opening of Daroco, in the vibrant Soho district, marks the strong ambition of the trio Alexandre Giesbert, Julien Ross and Nico de Soto, who are once again striking by exalting the solar generosity of Italian cuisine in a most exceptional location. On the table, the Daroco style is present in the pizzas with the baroque name and the fresh handmade pasta of all shapes, for all tastes: pappardelle, linguine, trofie .. but also with the great classics of the house such as ravioli alla Stracciatella, the vitello tonnato, the caponakchouka and the crazy chocolate mousse.
Elaine (Kristin Scott Thomas) a reclusive and talented actress, disappears in mysterious circumstances. 30 years later, she finally feels ready to tell her story – summoning Kate, a young film executive (Lily James), to her remote Cornish home to assist with her glorious comeback.
Learn the traditional Japanese mending embroidery method of Sashiko and Boro stitching to fix and revive your damaged or old clothing using archive Garbstore textiles. An expert tutor will lead the workshop from Restoration London, an independent organisation that focuses on sustainability within the clothing industry. During this 2 hour workshop you will be given an introduction to the traditional Japanese mending methods of Sashiko and Boro embroidery using archive Garbstore textiles to repair old clothing and to create beautiful traditional designs.
They are hugely excited to announce they will be flinging open the doors to their new feasting barn this winter! Expect a celebration of wild food, regenerative farming and some of the most delicious produce Somerset has to offer, our epic farm feasts will be showcasing ingredients foraged or grown by Tom, or by one of our sustainably minded farming friends. Available with or without accommodation, feasts will be held on the following dates and are available to book below.
William Morris Gallery is pleased to announce Radical Landscapes, an exhibition that will explore the natural world as a space for artistic inspiration, social connection, and political and cultural protest through the lens of William Morris, one of Britain’s earliest and most influential environmental thinkers. Organised in collaboration with Tate Liverpool, the exhibition will display work spanning two centuries and feature more than 60 works by artists including JMW Turner, Claude Cahun, Hurvin Anderson, Derek Jarman, Jeremy Deller and Veronica Ryan.
Victorian Treasures from the Cecil French Bequest showcases a curated selection of 21 paintings and drawings by Victorian masters from the extraordinary collection of artist and collector Cecil French (1879–1953), which was bequeathed to the public after his death. This exhibition places the artworks in context, exploring French as a collector during an unsettling time where Victorian art completely fell out of fashion.
Lyon & Turnbull’s MODERN MADE auction returns to Mall Galleries this October. Curated and exhibited together the auction celebrates the best in Modern British & Post-Ware Art, Modern Design, Contemporary Craft and Studio Ceramics across multiple disciplines, including paintings, works on paper, sculptures, prints and multiples, studio ceramics and glass, jewellery and design, reflecting the multi-disciplinary nature and dynamism of the art world in the modern and Post-War Years.
They're making space in their Blewcoat showroom for loads of exciting new designs, so they're selling some Sister treasures at up to 70% off, including display furniture, vintage objects, cushions and more.
This weekend gives an inside look at how prints are made; the various forms of prints and printing; and the collaborative processes between artists and their printers. The course includes a private tour of our print displays, archive and print room, and features talks from a number of Royal Academicians, artists and experts. Expert tutors explain the terminology behind prints and will include tips for starting or building a print collection – as well as hanging and presenting your prints.
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