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Spring Newsletter

Theresa May has rolled the dice betting on the result the polls are predicting.  If they prove, as so often in recent political history they haven’t, to be right she will have a clear mandate to Brexit on her terms.  The hope is that it will give certainty to the rather wobbly prime central London market.  The one thing that inevitably shakes the market is uncertainty so hopefully, whatever the outcome may be those wobbles will be behind us by early June.

With the sun shining, whatever the political landscape, London offers something to suit the taste of all.
 
Retail opportunity:

I am of Ireland:  If you are need of presents or looking for the best of Irish craft and arts, there is an open house of these fine objects for sale at 41 Lanark Road, W9 from 9am – 8pm on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th April.  To browse on line look at 
www.iamofireland.ie


Exhibitions:

House Style:
If you fancy an escape from London head to Chatsworth.  Apart from being one of the most beautiful stately homes in England, it’s currently exhibiting a full-scale fashion fantasia celebrating its past muses.  At Chatsworth, Derbyshire, until October 22nd.

Michelangelo and Sebastiano
An intriguing look at the relationship between the two painters, who knew and worked alongside each other.  At the National Gallery until June 25th.


Film:

The Handmaiden
An astonishing erotic melodrama set in 1930s Korea, based on Sarah Water’s epic lesbian novel, ‘Fingersmith’.  Park Chan-wook directs.


Book now:

Giacometti:
Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, 
Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas as one of the great painter-sculptors of the twentieth century. Through unparalleled access to the extraordinary collection and archive of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris, Tate Modern’s ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition brings together over 250 works.  At the Tate Modern:  May 10th – September 10th.

 

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