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Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH

17th to 21st January 2018

Over the last thirty years, London Art Fair has given access to exceptional modern and contemporary art, as well as expert insight into the changing international market. The Fair is an established destination for both museum quality Modern British and contemporary work from leading global names. Sitting alongside the main Fair will be specially curated contemporary spaces Art Projects and Photo50, featuring the next generation of artists and collectives. Taking place from 17-21 January 2018, London Art Fair is an unmissable opening to the international art calendar

Visit www.londonartfair.co.uk/privateview now and use code LAFPV71 to register for your invitation.




Dominion Theatre
268-269 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AQ

16th to 25th February 2018

In ancient times, China was known as the Land of the Divine. Everyone, from emperors to the common people, believed that their culture was a gift from heaven. They lived in harmony with the universe and saw a connection among all things. Traditional Chinese culture carried these principles for thousands of years—until this world was lost.


We now invite you to visit this lost civilization. To make this journey possible, we have pushed the boundaries of performing arts. We combine ancient legends with technological innovations, and historically authentic costumes with breathtaking animated backdrops. We let classical Chinese dance do the storytelling, and share with you beautifully diverse ethnic and folk traditions. Filled with an enchanting orchestral sound, this is a mesmerizing experience you won’t find anywhere else.


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This Morning Live partnered with Littlewoods.com brings the award winning This Morning TV show to life!

The event is a shopping festival with hundreds of well-known brands, small boutiques and unique retailers across a wide range of products including fashion, beauty, home, food & drink and more.

From 17-20 May 2018 at the NEC Birmingham you can learn the tricks of the trade from top beauty experts, watch live catwalk shows, sample delicious food and drink and so much more, all in the company of your favourite This Morning family members.  https://www.theticketfactory.com/thismorninglive/online/

It’s the ultimate lifestyle event and a fabulous day out with your friends and family.



The Learning Academy programme offers adult visitors unique access to V&A collections and expertise. Whether you want to study the history of Art, Design and performance, learn a new creative skill or build a career in the museum sector, there is a flexible part-time experience designed to bring your passion to life.

The V & A  Learning Academy have over 30 years’ experience of delivering high-quality learning programmes for adults. The wide range of activities are aimed at many different levels of expertise and areas of interest and deliver lively and engaging sessions drawing on the specialist knowledge of the staff, practitioners and historians and from the museum's incredible collections and exhibitions.


Kuba Mask, Congo, C 20th (Liberty Oriental Carpets)

Kuba Mask, Congo, C 20th
(Liberty Oriental Carpets)

A mille fleurs tapestry fragment, Southern Netherlands, circa 1500-1540. (Peta Smyth Antique Textiles)

A mille fleurs tapestry fragment,
Southern Netherlands, circa 1500-1540. (Peta Smyth Antique Textiles)

The London Antique Rug & Textile Art Fair (LARTA) returns to Battersea, 23-28 January 2018

LARTA offers an exotic cornucopia of the finest oriental rugs and tribal textiles such as suzanis and ikats, luxurious monotone berbers and colourful flatweave dhurries; European carpets from French Aubusson to Swedish rya; fabulous Brussels tapestries; fibre art and weavings from around the world including Asia, Africa and the Americas, and associated collectable and decorative items.  
Sixteen specialist dealers, leading experts in their varied fields, come together at LARTA to present this annual celebration of colour and design in antique rug and textile art, and the choice displayed under one roof cannot be bettered.  
Established since 2011, the Fair is a focal point for decorators, collectors and international buyers.  Traditional rugs for sale originate from Persia, India, China, Central Asia, Anatolia and the Caucasus, and period works date to the early 20th century, ranging in price from around £500 to over £25,000. An exclusive selection of contemporary hand-made art rugs is also available from exhibitors such as designer Gideon Hatch, and the world-famous Liberty Oriental Rugs, which last year launched at LARTA a fabulous range of floral silk rugs to great acclaim in the design world.
Designers such as Rose Uniacke, Nina Campbell and Chelsea Textiles find LARTA an invaluable buying resource for client projects and archive research, and collectors come from as far afield as America and Switzerland.
With its mid-winter timing and exciting, souk-like atmosphere, it is hard to visit LARTA without wishing to take home a luxurious rug or textile to bring texture, colour and pattern to an interior.



Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

Battersea Park,  23rd to 28th January 2018

The Winter Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair will show a wide range of decorative antiques and twentieth century design.  Mixed with formal antiques, collectors’ items, art and accessories from the 20th century to the quirky, the formula proved an instant hit.  Exhibitors were encouraged to display their stock in a room-set fashion.  Using their highly creative skills, the dealers’ stands provide ideas and inspiration for how to display items at home.  Many of our exhibitors also work as designers to their clients, sourcing stock and advising on display.  



Founded in 1918, BADA (The British Antique Dealers’ Association) is the leading trade association for the fine art, design and antiques community.  Their members are carefully vetted and selected for their wealth of experience, professional integrity, and the exceptional quality and craftsmanship of their stock. Many of BADA's members are internationally recognised for their expertise and unparalleled knowledge in their chosen field of speciality.

BADA believe that a good dealer is the custodian of the items they handle and they have a duty to care and preserve those pieces for future generations, which is why BADA’s Cultural and Educational Trust actively supports restoration courses at West Dean College



 Lorraine Hitching is a teddy bear historian who write books and magazine articles.

She is  researching a book called Teddy Bears At War and was wondering whether any of our members or anyone else may have a story that  could be  added to this collection.

She is looking for stories such as teddy bears with a war connection, teddy bear mascots and indeed even teddy bears who were very special companions during the war years. Absolutely any stories or information  would be greatly appreciated.

Please email info@londonladiesclub.com and we will pass on your email to Lorraine.



The Works on Paper Art Fair,  will be  held at the Royal Geographical Society in South Kensington from 1st February to 4th February 2018. This highly regarded fair brings together more than 50 of the leading dealers in watercolours, drawings and prints.