Enjoy a play sand beach at Southbank Centre till Sunday 24 September

Enjoy a play sand beach at Southbank Centre till Sunday 24 September

Can’t get to the seaside but want to enjoy the beach? Come to Southbank Centre this summer and we can help you out.
opening times

Friday 12 May – Sunday 24 September
Open Daily: 10am – 10pm
Admission is free

Bring your own bucket and spade, and we’ll supply 85 tonnes of golden, play sand for you to enjoy for free – and hopefully some sunshine to go with it.

Source: Southbank Centre Beach | Southbank Centre

BP Portrait Award 2017 | National Portrait Gallery | 22 June – 24 September 2017

22 June – 24 September 2017
Admission Free

The BP Portrait Award 2017. See the selected artworks here. The winner of the £30,000 First Prize will be announced at a ceremony at the Gallery on Tuesday 20 June 2017.

Selected from 2,580 entries by artists from 87 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2017 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. From informal and personal studies of friends and family to revealing images of famous faces, the exhibition always features a variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait. Now in its thirty-eighth year at the National Portrait Gallery and twenty-eighth year of sponsorship by BP, the Award continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.

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Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic | The National Gallery, 26 April – 28 August 2017

Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic | The National Gallery, 26 April – 28 August 2017

Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili unveils a new tapestry, handwoven by Dovecot Tapestry Studio

Commissioned by the Clothworkers’ Company, Ofili has been collaborating with the internationally renowned Dovecot Tapestry Studio to see his design translated into a handwoven tapestry. The imagery reflects Ofili’s ongoing interest in classical mythology and the stories, magic, and colour of the Trinidadian landscape he inhabits.

For more information visit The National Gallery

Source: Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic | Exhibitions and displays | The National Gallery, London