This landmark exhibition tracks the visual threads of humanity’s ever-changing, extraordinarily complex life across the globe, through the eyes of 150 of the world’s most accomplished photographers. Featuring many previously unseen images, Civilization acknowledges the diverse material and spiritual cultures that make up global societies today, spanning Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and the Americas. Exploring a wide range of subjects, from their great united achievements to our collective failings, Civilization: The Way We Live Now highlights the complexity and contradictions of contemporary civilization.
Folk at Heart is an invitation to enter a world of discovery and creativity. We have curated an uplifting, theatrical and imaginative exhibition combining fine, popular and applied artists to sit alongside self-taught and anonymous folk artists mixing contemporary and historical timelines. Folk at Heart embraces the artist, the amateur, naïve and unpretentious – each artist leads the narrative from social history, decorative and useful to the subversive and grotesque. There is painting, printmaking, collage, ceramics, jewellery, basket weaving, quilting and embroidery alongside many curious and rare vintage finds. Folk at Heart explores the iconography of personal memory, pop-culture, myths and folk tales, practical design and the continuation of local traditions in all forms.
The Chatsworth Country Fair is one of England's most spectacular annual outdoor events. Held in the 1000-acre parkland surrounding Chatsworth House, tens of thousands of visitors from all over the country join us for a fun family-friendly day out. Enjoy three action-packed days of thrilling Grand Ring entertainment, inspirational cooking masterclasses, delicious food, fantastic shopping and plenty of have-a-go activities. All this plus a vintage fun fair, children's climbing wall, bungee trampoline and much more.
Kathleen Adler, Director of Education at The National Gallery will be focusing on Morisot's portrait of her husband Eugène Manet on the Isle of Wight (1875). This talk explores the complex relationship of men in interior spaces and women in the spaces of the city. Manet looks out through a window, a woman and child outside regard the wider world. Morisot meanwhile is the artist in the room, depicting the range of different spaces and points of view.
On the beautiful grounds of 17th Century Kenwood House, FTWeekend Festival will spotlight over 100 journalists, editors, designers, chefs, authors, artists and more. Throughout the day there will be live music, talks, tastings and much more.
In Focus: The Adam Drawings For Lord Mansfield’s Library At Kenwood - Talk With Dr Frances Sands, Curator Of Drawings And Books, Sir John Soane’s Museum, 6th September, 1 pm, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BP
Robert Adam’s library at Kenwood House in Hampstead is one of the most beautiful and famous surviving interiors of the eighteenth century. It had been designed for William Murray, Lord Mansfield, the famed Lord Chief Justice responsible for the success of the Somerset Case in 1772, the first legal step towards the British abolition of slavery in the 1830s. In this lunchtime talk by Dr Frances Sands, we will look in detail at Robert Adam’s exceptional surviving drawings for Lord Mansfield’s library at Kenwood, considering the design history of the space, the role that the drawings played, and enjoy an opportunity to view the drawings in person.
As part of a series of six special talks by artists and architects, Isaac Julien will discuss how uniting different artistic disciplines can create powerful narratives through film. Sir Isaac Julien RA is a Turner-prize nominated artist and filmmaker and one of the most prominent figures at the intersection of media art and cinema today. Drawing from film, dance, photography, music, theatre, painting, and sculpture, he has pioneered multi-screen installations and his work has been celebrated in the art and film worlds. He has exhibited internationally and his work is held in museum and gallery collections worldwide. Julien was awarded a Knighthood as part of the Queen’s Honours List in 2022.
Open House Festival is an annual two week celebration of London featuring amazing events, tours and open days of special buildings across all 33 London boroughs. With hundreds of thousands of visitors, it is the most popular event of its kind in the world.
Eliza Doolittle aspires to more than selling flowers on the streets of Covent Garden. After a chance meeting with Professor Henry Higgins and Colonel Pickering, she finds herself the subject of a rash bet to pass her off as a lady amongst the great and the good of London society. Olivier Award-winner Richard Jones (Endgame, The Hairy Ape) directs the Olivier Award-winning duo of Bertie Carvel (The 47th, The Crown) and Patsy Ferran (Camp Siegfried, A Streetcar Named Desire) in George Bernard Shaw’s explosively funny, biting and subversive satire on class, as the ruthless linguist Higgins attempts to transform the brilliantly irrepressible Eliza – who breaks the mould he creates for her.
Join an expert guide to explore the grounds of the Grade I-listed Charterhouse and discover 650 years of architecture from the Black Death to the present day. Originally a medieval monastery on the edge of the City of London, the Charterhouse was transformed into an opulent Tudor mansion before Thomas Sutton founded his almshouse charity there in 1611. The Charterhouse continues to provide homes for a community of ‘Brothers’, single men and women over 60 in financial and social need.
The gallery exhibits works by Tim Patrick, which have been made during a residency in Tuscany, Italy. Tim Patrick is a London based painter and recent recipient of the prestigious Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant, awarded to emerging figurative artists.
Located alongside Hyde Park Corner and Wellington Arch, The Peninsula London has one of the city's most prestigious address. A newly built hotel and beautifully designed to be in harmony with the building surrounding it. The resturant, Brooklands on the top floor of the hotel will serve British cuisine by Michelin-starred Chef Director Claude Bosi.
Tess Newall's workshop will run from 10 am till 4pm, during which Tess will lead guests through a decorative painting project of your choice. Tess will outline the process and introduce techniques before guiding guests in sketching out their designs, practicing motifs and painting a piece to take home and treasure.
Price: £150+ Item you choose to paint (Ticket prices vary depending on items selected)
London-based art collective Wondering People is thrilled to announce its upcoming group
photography exhibition, ‘On Reflection.’ Showcasing a carefully curated selection of works by Wondering People’s portfolio of artists, ‘On Reflection’ promises to captivate visitors through its exploration of diverse inter-pretations of reflection in photography.
The exhibition will feature an exceptional roster of artists, including abstract photographer
Hannah Ackroyd, architectural photographer Owen Davies, award-winning photographer
Thom Corbishley, and many more including Barney Curran, Gabriella Rhodes, Giulio Ghirardi,
Lottie Hampson, Mark Manzi, Mikael Siirilä, Miro Lovejoy Teplitzky, Oliver Cook, and Sophie
Explore the dynamic relationship between the Bloomsbury group and fashion in the first-ever exhibition to focus on the clothing of this radical collective, and their impact on 21st century fashion. The story is told through a sensational mix of contemporary fashion, historic artwork, objects and ephemera, many never exhibited publicly before now.
Curated by writer and author Charlie Porter (different Charlie Porter to Tat founder) expect a multi-layered experience featuring catwalk fashion by Dior, Fendi, Burberry, Comme des Garçons, Erdem and S.S. Daley, personal items belonging to members of the Bloomsbury group including Virginia Woolf and Lady Ottoline Morrell, never-before-seen portraits by artists Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell, plus new commissions and interventions by contemporary fashion designers Jawara Alleyne and Ella Boucht.
Expect Bocconcino’s same authentic Italian flavours, with a Soho twist from Head Chef Simone Serafini - previously of Cecconi’s and 5 Hertford Street - including a new Tasting Menu offering and cicchetti dishes to perfectly pair with our extensive cocktail selection. The new Soho restaurant will feature two floors: the ground floor with wooden fixtures, marble tables, an impressive open kitchen and counter-top seating, and the below ground bar, with an exclusive speakeasy feel and sophisticated drinks.
Rosamund Coady and Reed Wilson join forces in the exhibition Layers at Town House, in Fournier Street, Spitalfields A ceramicist and an artist using ordinary objects to examine the world around them. Each artist works intensely with her chosen medium building in layers and then re-working until the finished piece is almost sculptural in quality. In so doing they redefine ordinary things, so that you look at them anew.
The Cosmic House, one of the world’s most important examples of Post-Modern architecture, opened to the public in September 2021. Situated in London’s Holland Park, it became the UK’s first Grade I listed Post-Modern interior. Begun in 1978, the conversion of the house was a collaboration between Charles and Maggie Jencks and the architect Terry Farrell with contributions from Piers Gough, Eduardo Paolozzi, Michael Graves, Celia Scott, Allen Jones and others. Its symbolic architecture, complex iconography and cosmic references are all imbued with Charles’ characteristic learning and wit.
Justine Picardie, whose acclaimed biography of Coco Chanel is being published in a major new edition to coincide with the forthcoming Chanel exhibition at the V&A, will be in conversation with V&A curator Oriole Cullen. Together, they will discuss Chanel’s legendary life and legacy, the myths and mysteries that continue to surround this fabled fashion icon, and reveal previously unseen pictures from the archives.
Opening this autumn at Offer Waterman, On Foot, curated by Jonathan Anderson, will bring contemporary artists into dialogue with iconic works of modern British art. Anderson’s own fashion designs for JW Anderson and LOEWE will inhabit the spaces as viewers and bystanders to the works. Pieces from recent seasons have been chosen for the way in which they transform the body and give it sculptural potential. The exhibition will unfold like a walk through London, embracing the stark contrasts and unlikely juxtapositions that even a short journey through the city offers up.
The Simple Things is Bunt's most brilliantly conceived exhibition to date. It focuses on life’s purest pleasures, including friendship, physical affection, gardening, fishing, and even the sweet sensation of being tucked up at home when it’s raining outside. Each of the show’s ten sections contains one large, virtuosic canvas depicting the inside of a house looking out through a window, and a group of smaller, related, pictures looking back.
HowTheLightGetsIn brings its own special form of magic to everyone. There is no other place on the planet where you can spend your days meeting the world's leading thinkers and discovering the most cutting-edge ideas, before partying and dancing late into the night.
In Conversation With Jacqueline Durran & Sarah Greenwood: An Exploration Of Set Design & Costume, At The Soho Hotel, 24th September, 4.15 pm, Firmdale Hotels, The Soho Hotel, 4 Richmond Mews, London, W1D 3DH
They're exploring the relationship between costume and set design, with a very special Q&A at The Soho Hotel with costume designer Jacqueline Durran and production designer Sarah Greenwood. Having worked together on titles such as Atonement, Pride & Prejudice, Anna Karenina and, most recently, Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, the evening will shine a light on how these much-loved stories were brought to life on the big screen. When it comes to Barbie, the talk will touch upon some of the ways in which Jacqueline and Sarah showcased diversity and inclusivity through costume and design. Hosted by writer and costume curator Keith Lodwick, the talk will take place in the hotel’s state-of-the-art screening room and will include scenes and snippets from the designers’ career defining moments, followed by a Q&A.
Appearing & Disappearing, a solo exhibition by Ashraf Hanna, is a rare presentation of the two mediums the artist is best known for: ceramics and glass. In the exhibition, Hanna explores the idea of material dialogue, expressing his long-time pursuit of form and line, and the way three-dimensional objects interact with light through his handbuilt ceramics and casted glassware. The translation of light and forms through the medium in turn affects Hanna’s design and sculpting process.
The Ukrainian Catholic University cordially invites the community of university friends to join them for the Annual Black Tie Fundraising Dinner in London. For the fourth time, they are excited to host this special evening aimed at raising scholarships for talented students in need, supporting faculty members, and contributing to the development of UCU.
Simon was a gifted ceramicist who reimagined 17th and 18th-century blue-and-white pottery employing traditional techniques and historical references to create something new. He met Dennis at Heaven nightclub as an 18-year-old art student in 1983 and moved in with him shortly after. Personally and creatively, Dennis and his house opened a world of possibility for Simon.
Curated by Rupert Thomas, former editor of The World of Interiors, the exhibition extends throughout the house and is the largest selection of Simon’s work ever shown publicly. Each evening, actor Joel Saxon performs a monologue entitled ‘Simon’s Story’ which explores the intimate relationship between Simon and Dennis, edited from the words of Simon’s final partner Patrick Handscombe and directed by The Gentle Author of Spitalfields Life.
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.
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