08 March - 31 December
Pioneers to Professionals: Women and the Royal NavyNATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE ROYAL NAVY
To mark the centenary of the formation of the Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) in 2017 the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Portsmouth, is hosting a special exhibition ‘Pioneers to Professionals. Women and the Royal Navy’. The exhibition charts the history of women and the Royal Navy from the age of sail to the present day. HRH The Princess Royal, Patron, The National Museum of the Royal Navy, and Patron Women’s Royal Naval Service Centenary (WRNS100), will officially open the exhibition at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on 8th March 2017, International Women's Day.
BOOKS & WORKS ON PAPER AUCTIONBLOOMSBURY AUCTIONS
Leading this sale is a first edition Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling, from 1997, estimated to reach £25,000-£28,000. The book includes the original pictorial boards and those with beady eyes will notice “1 wand” listed twice on page 53. J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter series has been published in over 2,200 languages and dialects worldwide demonstrating the strength of interest in her work. This summer marks twenty years since this phenomenal book first enchanted millions of readers spanning all generations and it is expected to attract intense bidding from collectors.
11 - 13 August
Chilli FiestaWest Dean
The UK's biggest chilli festival returns to West Dean. Festival goers will be able to party and dance to live Latin music, watch cookery and gardening demonstrations and taste delicious chilli foods all weekend. "Plenty of chances to taste chilli food, plus live Latin music and a family-friendly festival atmosphere"- The Daily Express
11 October - 11 November
Zachary Eastwood–Bloom: Pangolin London Sculptor in ResidencePangolin London
This major solo show by emerging artist Zachary Eastwood-Bloom is the culmination of a year’s work as Pangolin London Sculptor in Residence. Eastwood-Bloom graduated from the Royal College of Art in 2010, where he studied Ceramics and Glass. His work explores diverse materials including ceramics, glass, bronze, jesmonite, sound and video. His interest lies in the intersection between the physical and the immaterial, the historical and the cutting-edge and often references classical imagery manipulating it with digital aesthetics and leading technologies.
27 - 31 October
TEFAF New York Fall
The New York Fall fair is a joint venture between TEFAF and the art investment advisory firm ARTVEST partners. It is TEFAF's debut outside Europe and allows a vital, transatlantic meeting ground for a global community of dealers, collectors, curators, interior designers and art-and-antiques enthusiasts. TEFAF New York Fall takes over Park Avenue Armory's entire Manhattan building, using its soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall as well as its distinctive and recently restored period rooms on the first and second floors.
22 November - 22 December
Geoffrey ClarkePANGOLIN LONDON
To coincide with the publication of Geoffrey Clarke’s catalogue raisonne by Judith LeGrove Pangolin London will present a major retrospective of this important Modern British sculptor. A pioneer of new materials in the Fifties especially in cast aluminium Clarke was one of the most publicly commissioned artists of the period with works installed the length and breadth of the country.
09 - 18 March
TEFAF Maastricht is widely regarded as the world's premier fair for art, antiques and design. Featuring over 275 prestigious dealers from some 20 countries, TEFAF Maastricht is a showcase for the finest art works currently on the market. Alongside the traditional areas of Old Master paintings, antiques and classical antiquities that cover approximately half of the fair, you can also find modern and contemporary art, photographs, jewelry, 20th century design and works on paper.