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The Last Debutantes Exhibition at Kensington Palace

This summer visitors to Kensington Palace will be transported back to the last sumptuous, sophisticated and glamorous debutante season of 1958 in a new exhibition marking the 50th anniversary of the last presentations of debutantes to the Queen. 'The last debutantes' exhibition will draw visitors into the world of the debutante and the detailed...

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Taste of London 2008

It would be difficult for anyone to claim that they've eaten at Le Gavroche, China Tang, Cafe Anglais, L'Atelier du Joel Robuchon and Tom's Kitchen all on the same day. However, all these and more are represented among the 40 London restaurants at Taste of London in Regent's Park from 19th to 22nd June, in partnership with British Airways.

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Thai@Trafalgar Square

On Saturday June 14th, Trafalgar Square will welcome a small part of Thailand for the day, when it is the venue for an amazing Thai festival extravaganza, celebrating Thai arts and culture. The festival aims to promote a modern and dynamic image of Thailand through a celebration of Thai arts, culture and cuisine, promoting Thailand as a world...

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Cezanne at The Courtauld Gallery

The Courtauld Gallery holds the finest group of works by Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) in Britain. As the culmination of The Courtauld Institute of Art's 75th anniversary, the Gallery is showing the entire collection together for the first time. The importance of the collection lies not only in its exceptionally high quality but also in its wide range,...

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Covent Garden - Exhibition of Images of The Fruit, Vegetable and Flower Markets

Covent Garden is an exhibition of Clive Boursnell's unique photographic record of the Covent Garden fruit, vegetable and flower markets between 1968 and 1974, which has been made possible by the generous support of Covent Garden London.

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The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar 2008

The International Ceramics Fair and Seminar takes place this year from the 12th to 15th June at the Park Lane Hotel. The fair, founded in 1982 by Brian and Anna Haughton, is one of the world’s most enduring and highly regarded specialist fairs and throughout its existence has consistently brought together leading ceramic specialists, whether...

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Handel and The Divas

A new exhibition revealing the on and offstage lives of the first great musical divas is being held at Handel House Museum, London. Handel and the Divas explores the careers, rivalries, successes, failures and stories of scandalous behind-the-scenes behaviour which made the first divas the talk of 18th century London.

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British Art Week at Christie's

From Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th June 2008 Christie's will host British Art Week, a series of auctions, lectures and events dedicated to the history of British art and furniture. British Art Week presents a selection of paintings, watercolours, furniture and sculpture representing over 300 years of British art. Highlights include works by many...

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An Evening Sale of Russian Art at Sotheby's

Sotheby's London will hold its second Evening Sale of Russian Art on Monday, June 9th. The tightly curated sale comprises 58 lots of rare and important Russian Paintings by Russia's most renowned artists and is estimated to realise in excess of 18 million pounds. The Day Sale of Russian Paintings on June 10th and the Works of Art and Faberge sale...

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Of a Feather - An Avian Alphabet at Bankside Gallery

'An Admiration…that should be the collective noun for gallery visitors to Colin See-Paynton's Of a Feather exhibition, for this has been an extraordinary enterprise. The work has drawn on many years of patient and exultant observation, the accumulation of knowledge that allows the imagination to be accurate in the mind's eye.

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Disney’s High School Musical at The Apollo Hammersmith

Already a global phenomenon as a smash-hit TV movie, a quadruple-platinum soundtrack, a best-selling book and a chart-topping DVD, Disney's High School Musical is now set to be a summer stage blockbuster with its spectacular London production. High School Musical, produced by Stage Entertainment in co-operation with Disney Theatrical Productions,...

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Rosie Sanders's Watercolour Paintings at Jonathan Cooper

British painter, Rosie Sanders will exhibit Cutting Edge, a series of monumental watercolour paintings of flowers, at Jonathan Cooper Park Walk Gallery from 5th June. Simultaneously an example of her work will be on display at the inaugural exhibition at The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens, which Jonathan Cooper, Park Walk...

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Watercolourist Harry More Gordon at The Francis Kyle Gallery

For his tenth exhibition with Francis Kyle Gallery the distinguished Scottish watercolourist Harry More Gordon has assembled a new body of still lifes and flower paintings, enlivened with a typically startling range of disparate elements. While every flower he portrays "explosively asserts its identity with absolutely no self-esteem problem,"...

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The Grand Gallery at Partridge Fine Art

The Grand Gallery, is a major exhibition to be held at Partridge Fine Art Limited, 144-46 New Bond Street, London, in association with Whitfield Fine Art, London, from Wednesday 4th June to Friday 18th July 2008. It will celebrate the Grand Exhibition room in the heart of Partridge Fine Art and aims to echo the great exhibitions from the past held...

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Contemporary Silverware and Silver Jewellery at The Lesley Craze Gallery

In association with British Silver Week, Coutts Jewellery Week and The London Architectural Festival, Lesley Craze Gallery is presenting an exhibition of contemporary silverware and silver jewellery by eleven leading British makers all working at the cutting edge of design practice.

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Jazz Plus at Victoria Embankment Gardens

The whole idea behind Jazz Plus is to feature bands made up by the many outstanding contemporary Jazz musicians playing in london. They often put together their groups especially for the Jazz Plus summer season featuring virtuoso players for everyone to enjoy.

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Bruce Yardley at The Catto Gallery

The Catto Gallery is hosting their sixth solo exhibition of recent oil paintings by Bruce Yardley, from 8th until 26th June. The exhibition will feature recent views from New York, Venice and London viewed from the water, together with his home town of Bath. It is in these works that Yardley's brisk brushwork and mastery of shadow captures the...

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Tom Young at Indar Pasricha Fine Art

In January 2008 Tom Young was sketching a destroyed building at a cafe in a suburb of Beirut when he was asked by a resistance fighter to paint his dead brother. He only knew the brother's first name Hafez and he painted the portrait from a passport photograph. Hafez was killed by a cluster bomb two weeks before he drew the portrait for his...

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Portrait Drawings by Matthew Carr

Following a successful show in New York in 2006, Matthew Carr's new exhibition in London has a markedly literary content. Carr's preferred way of working is, as he describes it, "very intense blasts of concentration with no distraction" and this exhibition includes penetrating portrait drawings of some thirty writers, publishers and literary...

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