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The summer of 2019 will see The Other Art Fair open its newest London fair from 4th-7th July. Presented by Saatchi Art, over 100 artists will take over West Handyside Canopy and The Crossing in King’s Cross for the four-day event, presenting an incredible line-up of independent and emerging international artists for the fair’s 17th London edition. The programme will include guest exhibitions, site-specific installations, engaging workshops and curated projects addressing the fair’s global 2019...

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Mayfair Art Weekend takes place from Friday 28th June to Sunday 30th June 2019. The event sees art galleries and fashion houses across Mayfair and St James’s staging a rich array of exhibitions, tours, performances, talks and site-specific installations. The weekend will kick off with the Gallery HOP! evening viewings from Friday 28th June, 6-8pm. Highlight events include a live jazz performance at Cynthia Corbett Gallery and an immersive soundscape created by DJ Cedric Bardawil...

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The London Festival of Architecture 2019 programme launched on June 1st with a diverse, challenging and engaging series of over 400 events exploring this year’s ‘boundaries’ theme across London through to June 30th. From street dance and a séance at John Soane’s country retreat to debates challenging architecture’s hidden boundaries of gender and privilege, the London Festival of Architecture’s 2019 programme is one of the richest ever. The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is the...

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Published at the end of April, Conran/Quant: Swinging London – A Lifestyle Revolution by Geoffrey Rayner and Richard Chamberlain pays homage to ‘the Chelsea Set’, a bohemian, progressive clique that would change the course of sixties contemporary design, with a focus on Mary Quant and Terence Conran. “It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there have been...

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On Tuesday April 2nd, Sotheby’s fourth sale of Modern and Contemporary African Art in London amassed £2,316,625 / $3,023,196 (pre-sale estimate: £1.5-2.2 million / $2-2.9 million), creating new auction records for 11 artists in this category. El Anatsui, a contemporary Ghanaian artist, led the sale with his metallic aluminium bottle cap tapestry titled Zebra Crossing 2, achieving £1.1 million / $1.4 million (est. £550,000-750,000); the competitive bidding for the shimmering tapestry realised the third highest price...

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The Philatelic Traders’ Society International reports a successful Stampex 2019 in February, with over 12,000 visitors over the four days of the show at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London. This year the show had over 1900 guests queuing to get in on the opening morning, and the Royal Mail’s Stampex show exclusive of a limited run of 6000 was a sell-out success. This time, Stampex International celebrated two leading female philatelists within the show’s...

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Due to be published in April, The New Londoners is a celebration of London’s unique cultural richness, and of the diversity that is a hallmark of the city. Over the last four years, British photographer Chris Steele-Perkins has photographed and interviewed 165 families from almost 200 different countries, all of whom have made their homes in London. The portraits show each family photographed in their home and are accompanied by interviews about the varied experiences...

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Formula E racing is set to return to London in Summer 2020, on a unique track winding around the Royal Docks and inside the ExCeL buildings. Season six of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship will take place in London in Summer 2020, as the fully-electric cars tackle a 2.4km clockwise circuit after lining up on a starting grid located inside ExCeL. Consisting of 23 corners, the track layout will see the drivers running along the...

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LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, held its annual conference at the House of Lords on February 26th, with Brexit featuring heavily on the agenda. Over 100 delegates attended the conference to see LAPADA Chairman, Lord de Mauley, and LAPADA CEO, Freya Simms co-hosting a packed programme exploring a range of topical issues, from the growing possibilities offered by digital marketing, to succession planning, and the requirements of the new anti-money laundering regulations....

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The Mini, one of the most popular British cars ever built with 1.5m sold, celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2019. To mark the occasion, Birmingham-born artist Gary O’Neil has produced a series of prints in the pop-art style appropriate to the Mini’s 1960s origins. The original Mini ranked fourth in a poll of British design icons organised by the BBC and the Design Museum; it has had starring roles in films like The Italian Job,...

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