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Art of London Season

Installation

July 21 - August 31

'The Piccadilly Art Takeover' marks the start of Art of London Season, a series of accessible public art initiatives spanning the summer months and celebrating London's West End as the cultural hub of the capital as Piccadilly and its surrounds are transformed into a canvas of colourful art.

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Supermundane Mural at The Yards Covent Garden

Installation

May 17 - October 31

Artist Supermundane has created an inspiring mural at The Yards Covent Garden. The artwork reminds us that part of being creative is making mistakes and that 'Creativity is in all of us'. A message that we whole-heartedly embrace.

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Conversations with God Jan Matejko’s Copernicus

Exhibition

May 17 - August 22

A rare opportunity to see the works of Jan Matejko, Poland's National Painter. Displayed for the first time at the National Gallery, the piece was created to celebrate 400th anniversary of the birth of the legendary astronomer and mathematician, Copernicus.

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Les Miserablés: The Staged Concert

Theatre

May 17 - September 05

London's longest running musical Les Miserablés returns to the West End for The Staged Concert starring Lucie Jones and Jamie Muscato.

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Tracey Emin/Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul

Exhibition

May 18 - August 01

This exhibition is an exploration of 'The Loneliness of the Soul' a theme which is present in much of Emin's work, and in the work of an artist who heavily influenced her style- Edvard Munch.

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Six The Musical

Theatre

May 21 - August 22

Six The Musical tells the tale of Henry VIII's six wives in a story from the perspective of the Tudor Queen's. This uplifting musical promises a historical rendezvous wrapped up in some good old 21st Century girl power!

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Michael Armitage: Paradise Edict

Exhibition

May 22 - September 19

Kenyan born, London and Nairobi based artist Michael Armitage explore powerful themes of politics, history and sexuality in his colourful, dreamlike works.

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David Hockney: The Arrival of Spring, Normandy, 2020

Exhibition

May 23 - September 26

See the newest exhibition from David Hockney, created in lockdown 2020. When the world was in lockdown due to the pandemic, Hockney charted The Arrival of Spring, from his Normandy home.

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Itinerary

To help you make the most of your Art of London Season, be inspired by what to do, where to eat ...

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From the secret garden at The Ritz London to upcoming exhibitions at London’s leading art galleries, uncover a treasure-trove of treats ...

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Refuel on fresh air and fine food this summer in London’s arts and cultural epicentre.

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Whether you’re looking for a musical to sweep you off your feet or to soothe your soul after a troublesome year, ...

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Updates

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Pop-up Projects: Joyce Fraser

Art of London is working in partnership with Westminster City Council as part of the pop-up project bringing artists the opportunity to showcase their work in retail units across London’s West End. Joyce Fraser, creator of Black Heroes @ The Gallery talks to us about her pop-up.

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Making a splash in the heart of London: Art of London X Bar Américain

Interviews

Art of London caught up with Sean Kelly, Bars Manager at Bar Américain to slake our own thirst for the knowledge concerning the chemistry of cocktails.

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Championing the Role of Women in British History and Culture

News

The National Portrait Gallery partners with CHANEL in a new three-year project to enhance the representation of women in the National Portrait Gallery’s Collection.

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A.Wong x Gordon Cheung Studios launch Lunar New Year Art Installation

News

Celebrate the Lunar New Year through Augmented Reality with Gordon Cheung’s site-specific public art installation at A. Wong titled “Year of the Ox”.

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In 60 seconds: Waterhouse’s ‘A Mermaid’ by the Royal Academy of Arts

Updates

Spend 60 seconds exploring the dark mythology behind John William Waterhouse RA’s ‘A Mermaid’ with the Royal Academy of Arts online.

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