62 ways to walk, talk and discover art

BLAW Tours & Events

Join us for our Gallery HOP! Attend one of our Brown's Art Tours with dining, or enjoy one of the many free talks with art world experts.

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Gallery Talks Programme

Galleries will host an eclectic series of free talks by artists and gallery owners.

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Follow in the footsteps of…

Explore Mayfair and St. James’s by following our recommended walks curated by a special group of Mayfair experts.

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Gardens Festival

Saturday 2nd July,
12:00 — 18:00 (Free)

The Royal Academy takes to the streets for a vibrant day-long free arts festival. Presenting artists’ installations, practical workshops and performances, street-food, music and entertainment. Taking inspiration from Yinka Shonibare’s monumental artwork RA Family Album that wraps Burlington Gardens facade during the current building construction, to redevelop the RA in time for our 250th anniversary.

The festival showcases the RA as an inclusive place for artists, creativity and learning. Come along and join us for an afternoon of lively, free street entertainment.

In association with Brown’s London Art Weekend.

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Summer Nights at the RA

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Saturday 2nd July, 6pm - 10pm

Extended opening hours for the Summer Exhibition and David Hockney RA: 82 Portraits & 1 Still-life.

Art Night London

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Saturday 2nd July, 6pm onwards

Art Night is a new annual contemporary arts festival that will transform London for one unforgettable night on 2 July 2016. From a luxury flat on the Strand to a disused Jubilee line platform in Charing Cross Underground station, a range of buildings and public spaces across Westminster will form the stage for a series of large-scale art installations and performances for one night only.

The 2016 edition is curated by the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) with curator Kathy Noble.

From 6pm until the early hours, audiences for Art Night 2016 will experience a trail of art, architecture, dance, design and music. To view programme, click here.


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30th June - 6th July

Masterpiece London, the leading international cross-collecting Fair for art, antiques and design, has become a must-attend event at the heart of the capital’s busy summer art and auction season.

Offering for sale museum-quality works with superb provenance from over 150 leading galleries worldwide, Masterpiece provides a unique opportunity to buy the best pieces available across multiple disciplines in the current market.

Showcasing works that span over 5,000 years of art history, from antiquity to the present day, the Fair creates an unparalleled event for collectors, and provides something of interest for every visitor.