Sep 21, 2017 6:00 PM

Come and join us here at Sunny Art Centre on September 21st and 22nd for a Pop Up Art Fair where a mixture of creative people from a variety of disciplines will be joining us. All the work at the fair will be of an affordable price and available for purchase on the evening. Refreshments will be available during the opening night and throughout the day of the fair. From painters, illustrators, designers, 3D artists, to ceramic and jewellery designers, the evening will give you a chance to mingle with a variety of talented artists and art enthusiasts.  We hope to promote a relaxed environment where artists and guests can spark up conversations about their practice, artworks and all areas of the creative world.  The tickets for this event give you access to the private view held the 21st between 18:00 and 20:30 pm and to the fair held the 22nd, all day from 10:30am to 18:00pm.  See the previous Pop Up Art Fairs at the following link: http://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk/fairs/previous-fairs/

Sep 17, 2017 10:30 AM

WHAT IS THE QUEST? The Quest is an innovative experiential exercise that combines improvisation, storytelling, and exploration. It is a powerful tool to reconnect to the world, be present, pay attention, and see what insights are discovered in the process. Embark on an insight-filled adventure and discover what happens when you take the ‘improvisational mindset’ normally reserved for the workshop out into the world. What will you discover? Where will your day take you? The Quest: London invites you to step out into London with a fresh way of looking - and see what adventures you encounter.  Suitable for anyone with a spirit of curiosity, you will be equipped for your Quest during a two-hour morning workshop.  You then explore the city before returning for a sharing of your experiences. This is the second time The Quest has come to London. The Quest is in three parts: the workshop in which participants are introduced to the Quest and the skills needed to carry it out The Quest itself, during which participants leave the workshop space and go out into the world, embark on their Quest and then the final part—gathering together and exchanging experiences through casual conversation and storytelling. THE STORY OF THE QUEST "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.” —Plato. Described by many as “the guru,” a “creative genius” and “the premier influence on modern improvisational theater,” Del Close,the actor, writer comedian is perhaps best known for creating ‘the Harold,’ a type of long-form improvisation that became the basis for many other improv games. He developed it in collaboration with his partner Charna Halpern and it is now performed all over the world. Close believed that improv was an art form in and of itself and was adept at creating intensely thoughtful games, exercises, and structures that moved improv beyond just a series of exercises for actors or short games rooted in comedy to extended performances organized on a single theme, driven by story, relationships and structure. In the early 1980s, Del was brought to NYC by the producers of Saturday Night Live to work with the cast and train them in improvisation. Upon hearing that Del would be in New York, actor, improviser and comedian Joey Novick, who had met Del though some early Improv Olympics performances (a precursor to Improv Olympic and later iO) and invited him to lead a series of workshops. Del agreed and said that as long as Joey organized the workshops, Del would be there to teach and people could attend for free. And so began an the process of the unveiling of a series of exercises or “structures” as Del called them, one of which was “The Quest.” The Quest remained largely forgotten until 2014, when Joey Novick reintroduced it at the Applied improvisation network conference in Austin, Texas. Participants quickly recognized that this was not only a good exercise for trained improvisers (for whom it was initially created) but was also great tool for introducing a broad audience to the benefits of improvisation and storytelling in a unique, powerful, non-performative and sometimes life-changing way. Quest workshops have been held around the world, in places such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, the United States, the Philippines, Austria, London and Switzerland .The Quest returns to London after a two-year absence and we are making plans to visit other UK cities over the next year. Let us know if you are interested in the Quest visiting you. Is the Quest open to anyone? This event is for adults with no previous experience of improvisation needed, as well as experienced improvisers who want to get a new perspective . We welcome everyone to learn and laugh together. The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay? Yes. Please email us after you have booked and let us know the name of who the booking was for.   I have a question ... Contact Lisa ([email protected]) or Paul ([email protected]) and we will be happy to help you.

Aug 24, 2017 6:00 PM

Drink like a Roman at this tasting event exploring the history of Roman wines. Focussing only on the white wines of the period the evening will uncover how the whites were the drink of the rich, and red reserved for the poor. Participants will sample a variety of whites and receive expert guidance from Neil McKenzie of Ellis of Richmond, and learn about the history of Roman wine. The evening also features a tour and talk on London’s Roman Amphitheatre. Includes wine reception. Refunds will only be given if places are cancelled more than 48hours prior to an event (minus the booking fee) or if an event is cancelled by GHL.

Oct 24, 2017 7:00 PM

The second event in Frieze Academy’s three-part Collecting Art series will have a specific focus on art works on show in London galleries during the months of October and November - enabling guests to go and view the recommended works post discussion. A range of genres, periods, and price points will be addressed, in order to accommodate varied approaches to collecting art. Providing expert advice on how to collect from London’s galleries, this course will reveal what to look for, with practical advice from starting out, to taking the next steps in building a collection. This is a great opportunity to ask experts for advice in an intimate setting.  Aphrodite Gonou has worked at Christie's (Athens) and Sadie Coles HQ (London) and has been advising private collections for 15 years. Gonou advises the contemporary programme of the Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, which has included shows by Louise Bourgeoise, Sarah Lucas, Ugo Rondinone, Thomas Struth and Ai Weiwei among others, and is formerly a director of London's Chisenhale Gallery.  Tickets include complimentary drinks. If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the entire How to Collect Art series, a 15% discount applies. Please email [email protected] to obtain the discount code. To hear more about the host venue Hotel Café Royal, please click here. Image: Hauser & Wirth, Frieze London 2016, Photograph by Linda Nylind. Courtesy of Linda Nylind/Frieze.

Sep 16, 2017 10:00 AM

Come and visit the Government Art Collection (GAC), see works of art and go ‘behind the scenes’ to find out how the GAC operates. Open House London, an annual event, when buildings throughout London open their doors to the public, takes place on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2017. The GAC is taking part and invites you on a tour of the GAC building, just off Tottenham Court Road. Visitors will also have a chance to view behind the scenes: the racking area and workshop.

Sep 21, 2017 10:00 AM

Exhibition: LSF is a live experience highlighting local and international projects from creative individuals and studios. We create the ideal showcasing environment and invite creatives from various backgrounds to bring their ideas to life. Creating an advanced exhibition of illustration, concept and digital art, architecture, sound and moving image. With a primary focus on process and information. Art & Design Fair: We are bringing together local artists, designers, and makers to our exciting venue for a 10-day showcase/pop-up shop, come hunt for art prints, stationery, handcrafted jewellery, gifts and unique goods for home and lifestyle! Private View: The launch of London Sketchbook Festival includes an immersive exhibition, intriguing drinks, drawing experiences, live art and beautiful installations by Regents Canal. Dates & Times: Thursday 21 September (Illustration) Private View - 6:30pm-10:00pm Friday 22 September (Concept and Digital Art) 10am-6pm Saturday 23 September (Moving Image) 10am-6:30pm Sunday 24 September (Architecture) 10am-6:30pm 25-30 September 10am - 6:30pm (everyday) Last entry to the exhibition is 30 minutes before the events closing time. OUR PARTNERS: Visit: londonsketchbookfestival.com - for more information

Nov 02, 2017 6:30 PM

London is a leading centre of expertise in the field of Asian art, while Asian Art in London (AAL) is firmly established as a key annual event attracting collectors and curators from all over the world. The British capital now has the opportunity to play a pivotal role in developing the diverse and prolific area of modern and contemporary Asian art within Europe in response to its rising profile in the art market. To mark AAL's 20th Anniversary, this panel, organised by Sotheby's Institute of Art with AAL, explores the potential for the further development of modern and contemporary Asian art. Leading experts debate how to increase its visibility and knowledge base in the London art scene. Panellists:  Melanie Gerlis, Editor at Large - The Art Newspaper; Art Market Columnist, Financial Times; Author, Art as an Investment (Lund Humphries 2014) Daniel Komala, Co-founder and CEO, Larasati Auctioneers, Jakarta; Founder and Non-Executive Chairman, One East Asia Gallery, Singapore  Alvin Hall, Economist, Financial Advisor, Art Collector, Author and Broadcaster. Dr Katie Hill, Course Leader, MA Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, Sotheby's Institute London Virginia Sykes-Wright, Director, Asian Art in London Moderator:  Viv Lawes, Unit Lead, Modern and Contemporary Asian Art, Asian Art & Its Markets semester course, Sotheby's Institute London; UK Curator, One East Asia Gallery, Singapore.

Sep 16, 2017 11:00 AM

The Art of Fearless Intimacy -a Deep Dive into the Art of Loving Fearlessly Would you love to know: *How to create attraction in any moment? *How to open your heart & stay connected with your lover, even when they are angry with you? *How to turn your lover’s (or your own!) jealousy into an opportunity for deeper love? "I have just completed the Art of Fearless Intimacy with Kendra and John and cannot reccomend it highly enough.  I went to a Krishnamurti school so have been doing this sort of work my whole life.  I have been to countless workshops at Teotehucan in Mexico, at Esalen, in Glastonbury and all the sacred sights there, in Greece, etc, etc, etc and this was hands down the best workshop I have ever been to."  -Robin H In this Immersive Training, we will teach you how to {immediately} elevate your relating in any moment, and learn to circulate love & sexual energy through your body in ways you have only dreamt of. You will leave with embodied practices, communication tools, and we will have plenty of time for personalized, in-the-moment feedback throughout the weekend.  For Her (or The Feminine Practice(s)) *Learn how to communicate deep desires from a place that brings out the best in your partner *Learn how to run pleasure through your own body that enlivens you and bring energy to your sex and relationship *Learn practices that deepen sexual polarity in virtually any moment For Him (or The Masculine Practice(s)) *Learn how to lead your relationship powerfully from a place of deep integrity *Learn physical and meditative practices that make you more trustable as a partner or lover *Learn how to work with dark energy and do deep inner work that creates the most sublime & authentic relating "The intimacy workshop we did with you & John was more useful than 100 counseling sessions and 200 fights."      -Sarah  C What if I told you that every single one of these is a skill that you can learn, and (through practice) master? That you can absolutely create deep, satisfying, sexy relationships - that last. In this workshop we will be practicing the art of offering your heart in any moment, in a way that not only feels deeply authentic, but also creates more passion & intimacy between you & your lover{s}. This will be a no-holds-barred intensive where no question is off-limits, and where you will have plenty of time {in a safe space} to practice - in the moment: -Sharing vulnerably, in a way that creates more connection & turn-on -Asking for what you want -Exploring Taboo topics -Creating powerful attraction -Offering love in the way{s} your partner can actually receive it -And more! "I was able to shift something in one evening with John & Kendra that I have been working on for YEARS!  This is life-changing."     -Harry P This event is for women & men, couples & singles.  All genders welcome.  We will be exploring & practicing with the Masculine & Feminine energies inherent within each of us. The only prerequisite is that you be ready to step outside your comfort zone, in service of real Authentic Intimacy. *Please email [email protected] for payment plan options We work hard to maintain a 1:1 masculine/feminine practitioner ratio & hold a strong container for this deep & transformative work. In service of this, we offer a 50% refund up to 14 days before the event & no refunds will be issued beyond that point.  We may be able to transfer your payment towards a future event. Please contact us directly with any questions. Your Facilitators... John & Kendra are both passionately committed to men & women having deep, sexy, satisfying relationships with each other, and have over 20 years combined experience, both teaching & practicing the Art of Authentic Intimacy. Their workshops are both playful & sacred, sexy & practical, fun & powerfully transformational. ******* For the better part of a decade, John Wineland has been coaching both men and women in the realm of relationships, sexual intimacy and life purpose. Coupling the deep spiritual and relational practices of Vajrayana Buddhism, Qi Gong and Kundalini Yoga, John creates a profound experience for men and women longing to express their deepest purpose, while loving with a wide open, fierce heart. www.johnwineland.com ******* Kendra Cunov is a co-founder of Authentic World & has been teaching, facilitating, and (most importantly) practicing Authentic Relating & Deep Intimacy work for the last fifteen years. She brings a genuine care for people, as well as an extraordinary depth of insight, in service of people living truly fulfilling lives. Kendra's training in coaching & group change work creates a dynamic & engaging style of leadership, blending uniquely with her years of practice (and upbringing) in a Buddhist monastery to inspire a profoundly clear & open approach to working with her clients. www.KendraCunov.com

Sep 28, 2017 10:00 AM

SummaryThis early-stage dementia awareness session will be delivered for Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) by a Dementia Pathfinders trainer Aubrey Maasdorp, with arts workshop guidance from Nigel Franklin (CEO, A4D).  Course Duration Full day training workshop. Course Title Arts 4 Dementia: Early-Stage Dementia Awareness Training for Arts Facilitators Suitable for Arts facilitators, workshop leaders, animateurs, volunteers and postgraduate arts students. Organisational staff in areas focused on learning, access, inclusion, development, community outreach, audience development, or visitor programmes.Aim of the Day To give arts facilitators greater understanding, increased skills and confidence in communicating and working creatively with people experiencing the early stages of dementia and their carers. To help organisations work towards reaching new audiences, making their institutions more inclusive, and increasing their impact in the community.   Programme (approximate timings) 10.00   Registration 10.30   Welcome - A4D on "Identity" 10.45   Dementia Pathfinders discuss ageing, memory loss, dementia types, person-centred care, and show Keith Oliver film - the challenges of young onset Alzheimer's 1.15   Lunch2.00   Components of Communication, skills, challenges, analysis, followed by understanding behaviours and the changing needs of participants      3.15   Tea break 3.30   A4D workshops, challenging approach to lift fog of dementia and release creative impulse          A4D workshop model; aims and objectives, challenges and resolutions; funding, referrals including signposting through A4D and other arts and health networks;            How else A4D can help. 4.30   Sharing of Practice5.00   Close Learning OutcomesAt the end of the session participants will be able to: Demonstrate their understanding of the various types of dementia and how these impact on people's abilities and feelings in the early stages  Explain the key communication approaches Describe with confidence the value of arts based approaches when working with people with early stage dementia Explain the impact of Arts 4 Dementia's re-energising approach for participants Engage the interest of participants with early-stage dementia and encourage them to develop new creative skills  Testimonials from Previous Trainings   It was an excellent day: very throught-provoking with lots of ideas to take forward.   I gained a different outlook on attitude towards engaging with those with dementia.   I feel very motivated and re-energised about my work.   And from the last one: Having been to many workshops (so feel that I am qualified to say) I thought it was fantastic, it was inspirational and uplifting (which was a surprise). The format of the day worked really well and Aubrey was a humorous, engaging and an extremely knowledgeable speaker and [the A4D workshop] insights were invaluable too. It was fantastic to meet so many like minded people from such varied artistic practices and backgrounds. It was a thoroughly enlightening day. Venue The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London.  Refreshments Tea and coffee will be available on arrival and in morning and afternoon breaks. You are welcome to bring a packed lunch  or you can purchase lunch within the National Gallery or at nearby shops and cafes.     -------------------------------------------------------------------       Training provided by Dementia Pathfinders Arts 4 Dementia is facilitating the training which will be provided by Dementia Pathfinders. Details of the event including the identity of the trainer may be subject to change.  n the unlikely event of the training being cancelled, Arts 4 Dementia will be liable only for reimbursement of the cost charged to participants for the training.   Photography We reserve the right to take video and/or still photographs of participants which may be used in Arts 4 Dementia and Putney Arts Theatre publicity material. Refunds Arts 4 Dementia is not able to offer refunds to delegates unable to attend. A delegate unable to attend may appoint a replacement delegate by advising the name, organisation represented and email address of the replacement by email to [email protected] before the start of the training.     -------------------------------------------------------------------     GETTING THERE By tube and train:  The nearest stations are Charing Cross (National Rail, Northern, and Bakerloo lines) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines).   Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Embankment (Northern, Bakerloo, District, and Circle lines) are also nearby. Please check TFL for up-to-date tube and train information.   By bus:   Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 87, 91, 139, and 176 stop at Trafalgar Square.  Please check TFL for up-to-date bus information.    

Sep 16, 2017 10:00 AM

Welcome to the latest Tastemakers event this time during London Fashion Week, celebrating the exciting collaborations between the fashion industry and the art world. Four pioneers in fashion and the arts will share their experience in collaborating across the two disciplines at an exclusive brunch between 10am and 12pm.The speakers and brunch guests will then join other guests to enjoy an art exhibition and designer sample sale throughout the venue with speakers (at an earlier stage in their careers) every hour throughout the afternoon 12pm-6pm. Tickets: £45 (includes mimosa reception, three-course brunch, tea and coffee) Dress code: Fabulous The delectable menu to be announced soon.  Image Credit: George Clooney in W Magazine's "The Artist Issue" | Photo: Emma Summerton

Aug 22, 2017 7:00 PM

INVITATION Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is supporting a special NATIONAL/UNESCO event, which remembers the transatlantic slave trade and the Parliamentary Act of 1807 that made it illegal. The event is from 7pm to 8.30pm at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Road, Tottenham Green, London, N15 4RX on Tuesday 22nd August 2017. Doors open at 6:45 Speakers include Matthew Ryder: Deputy Mayor of London; Professor Hakim Adi: Professor of the History of Africa and the African Diaspora, University of Chichester; Cecil Gutzmore: Educator, former lecturer at University of the West Indies; Esther Stanford-Xosei: PhD student, University of Chichester; Dr Michelle Asantewa: Educator, Author, Poet; and Arthur Torrington CBE: Director, Windrush Foundation.  Music by Alexander D Great, Tobago Crusoe and D’Alberto: Educators, Calypsonians.     A reception will be held from 8.30pm to 9.30pm FURTHER INFORMATION Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO In the night of 22 to 23 August 1791, men and women, torn from Africa and sold into slavery, revolted against the slave system to obtain freedom and independence for Haiti, gained in 1804. The uprising was a turning point in human history, greatly impacting the establishment of universal human rights, for which we are all indebted.  All of humanity is part of this story, in its transgressions and good deeds.      The courage of these men and women has created obligations for us. UNESCO is marking International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition to pay tribute to all those who fought for freedom, and, in their name, to continue teaching about their story and the values therein. The success of this rebellion, led by the slaves themselves, is a deep source of inspiration today for the fight against all forms of servitude, racism, prejudice, racial discrimination and social injustice that are a legacy of slavery.  The history of the slave trade and slavery created a storm of rage, cruelty and bitterness that has not yet abated. It is also a story of courage, freedom and pride in newfound freedom. All of humanity is part of this story, in its transgressions and good deeds. It would be a mistake and a crime to cover it up and forget. Through its project The Slave Route, UNESCO intends to find in this collective memory the strength to build a better world and to show the historical and moral connections that unite different peoples.  In this same frame of mind, the United Nations proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). UNESCO is contributing to it through its educational, cultural and scientific programmes so as to promote the contribution of people of African descent to building modern societies and ensuring dignity and equality for all human beings, without distinction.  Irina Bokova UNESCO Director-General http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/events/prizes-and-celebrations/celebrations/international-days/slave-trade-and-its-abolition Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

Aug 31, 2017 6:00 PM

The London Sculpture Conference following ForumArts 2016 International Sculpture Symposium. This is an opportunity to meet the artists that participated in the second ForumArts International Sculpture Symposium, 2016 at Riverhill Himalayan Gardens, Sevenoaks Kent and to see the work that they have produced in only 11 days. Sculpture Symposiums have expanded worldwide as an opportunity for both, the artists and the community, to access a different approach to artistic work and the creative process. Tim Norris, Nayoung Jeong, Claire Mc Dermott, Nathan Murphy and Lauren Wilson will be talking about their experience and you will be able to get a great insight into this type of events. Please join us on Thursday 31st August, 6pm at the Royal British Society of Sculptors. 108 Old Brompton Road. SW7 3RA 6.30 pm Welcome speech and artists' talk 7.15 pm Q&A. Open discussion with th public Artists from the first Symposium in 2014: Katie Hayward, Patrick Hurst, Jane Philipps, Steve Hurtado, Ed Jones and Sol Bailey Barker donated a a piece of work in wax to be cast into bronze during the second Symposium. The bronze sculptures will be exhibited during the Conference  and the sale of the cast pieces would help ForumArts to fundraise for upcoming symposiums.  For further information visit www.forumarts.org.uk