Chelsea Antiques Fair announces September dates

After two very successful Spring Chelsea Antiques Fairs, the Fair returns to its familiar September date in addition to the March date, however it will offer a wider variety of objects and have a new look to accommodate more exhibitors. The four-day Autumn Fair will be held from Thursday, 18th...

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Bricks and Brickbats

A Folly too far What was the Serpentine Gallery thinking of when it commissioned Chilean architect Smiljan Radic to design this summer’s pavilion? The ‘shock of the new’ has worked wonders for the Turner Prize over the years even if the poor artist whose name was hijacked to give it...

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V&A Museum adds Edwardian finish to country house

Forty pieces of furniture from the V&A’s collection will be shown at Sewerby Hall, a large country house in the East Riding of Yorkshire, on long-term loan as part of a major refurbishment. On 9 August Sewerby Hall will reopen to the public with newly presented interiors styled as they...

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Masterpiece, London

Masterpiece, London

Now in its second year, Masterpiece London is swiftly earning the reputation of being the favourite venue for the art and antiques community. Housed in a elegantly constructed, air conditioned “tent” in the Royal Hospital (Chelsea) grounds the Masterpiece exhibition brought together art and antique dealers from around the world....

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Feastival Clapham Common

Festival Season, that beautiful time of year which is as engrained in the British psyche as the national love of tea or Indian takeaways along with permeating and unavoidable discussions relating to anything and everything weather related. I find it fascinating how many adjectives, metaphors or similes exist in the...

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Glastonbury Festival Worthy Farm

Glastonbury festival at Michael Eavis’s Worthy farm in Somerset is now in its 41st year. With a fantastic array of bands, solo artists, cabaret and circus acts, comedians, great food, nightclubs and even a cinema, this is the ultimate in entertainment and pretty much 24-hour enjoyment on tap for all...

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Bricks and Brickbats

Bricks and Brickbats

Architects, they say, are really frustrated sculptors. The reverse is often true too. Maybe that explains, in part, why the Architecture Room at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is once again the most dynamic space, crammed full with 166 paintings, drawings, photographs and –always the stars of the show...

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