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Annika’s Top Tips

A selection of events and items of interest.  I haven’t done all of them, but they sound inspiring, please check dates, opening times etc beforehand.

Blockbuster Ideas:

Frieze London & Frieze Masters 3-6/10

Somerset House – 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair 3-6/10

Saatchi –  Tutankhamoun 2/11/19 ends 3/5/20

Barbican – Into the Night: Cabarets & Clubs in Modern Art to 19/1/20

National Gallery – Gaugin from 7/10/19 ends 26/1/20, Leonardo from 9/11/19 ends 9/1/20, Titian Poesie starts 16/3/20

National Portrait Gallery – BP Portrait Award ends 20/10/19, Pre-Raphaelite Sisters from 17/10

Royal Academy – Antony Gormley ends 3/12

Tate Britain – William Blake ends 2/2/20

Tate Modern – Olafur Eliasson ends 5/1/20, Dora Maar from 20/11 ends 15/3/20

V&A – Mary Quant ends 16/2/20, Tim Walker ends 8/3/20

British Museum – “Inspired by the East” from 10/10, Rembrandt drawing 350 year Anniversary of his Death  

“Off piste” Ideas:

Cliveden – Nancy Astor “Vigour, vitality and check” anniversary to December

Ham House – Candlelit Christmas 1/12-6/1/20

Osterley – “Rise of a Banking Family” 4/11-23/2

Kew Gardens – Refurbished Temperate House, Chihuly ends 27/10

The Garden at 120 Fenchurch Street – public skygarden in the City, need to book

Elephant West, art gallery in White City

Camden Arts Centre, Victoria Miro with Kusama from 2/10

Foundling Museum – “Show business in Georgian England” ends 5/1/20

V&A – Gallery talks on Thursdays at 1pm, Conservation Studio tours – 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month at 11am, book via Contact Centre ext.2000

Westminster Abbey – new upstairs Queen’s Gallery and David Hockney stained glass window

Soane Museum – Hogarth from 9/10 ends 5/1/20 Wed-Sun guided tours upstairs at 1.15, 2pm prepare for queue, candlelight evening events, Hogarth

Somerset House –  studio tours every 3rd Saturday week of month at 12.15, 13.15, 14.15, 15.15

London Walks – Hampstead Spies 3rd Sunday of the month

Southside House – Candle lit tours, classic English afternoon tea

Charterhouse – tour with Brothers