June diary

June is a great month for collectors and connoisseurs, with antiques fairs, two-for-one ticket offers and studio open days. Or take a wander through London's secret garden squares
A group of Chinese glass overlay snuff bottles
A group of Chinese glass overlay snuff bottles, 1770-1850, The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair

The Grosvenor House Art & Antiques Fair


It is the 75th anniversary of this glittering event, boasting "the best dealers and the most beautiful objects", and running from 11 to 17 June. On offer will be furniture, paintings and jewellery and more from 90 of the world's top dealers. Catering for current trends in collectors' tastes is the Reel Poster Gallery, with original film posters.

Tickets cost £16 (single) and £27 (double), to include a handbook. Or print this page and show at the ticket desk to receive two single tickets for the price of one; or book online using code H&P09.
The Great Room, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, W1; 020 7399 8100; www.grosvenorfair.co.uk

The International Art & Antiques Fair


Collectors will have a field day at this fabulous fair, which will cram the exhibition halls at Olympia from 5 to 14 June. Browse an eclectic mix of art and antiques from Old Masters to mid-century modern, from evocative photographic prints to world-renowned furniture-makers.

A Chelsea Hans Sloane plate
A Chelsea Hans Sloane plate, circa 1755-56, International Ceramics Fair & Seminar
Tickets on the door cost £14 (single) or £22 (joint). Tickets booked in advance cost £10 (single) and £18 (advance). Concessions cost £8. Print this page to get two tickets for the price of one on the door. Call 020 7370 8211, or book online using code OlympiaES.
Olympia, Hammersmith Road, W14; www.olympiaartsinternational.com

The International Ceramics Fair & Seminar


Goggle at the world's finest ceramics at this premier international showcase, featuring everything from 15th century pottery to contemporary British and Continental pieces (from 11 to 14 June). There is also a 12-part lecture programme for ceramic buffs. A panel discussion on 11 June celebrates London's The Wallace Collection, which has inspired various artists (including potter Kate Malone and glass artist Angela Jarman) to make new works, commissioned by Adrian Sassoon, an exhibiting dealer.

New London Bin by Paul Smith
New London Bin by Paul Smith, Super Contemporary
Tickets cost £12, including handbook. Print this page to get two tickets for the price of one. The first lecture costs £26, to include fair entry and handbook; subsequent lectures cost £14 each.
Park Lane Hotel, Piccadilly, W1; 020 7389 6565; www.haughton.com

Super Contemporary


To celebrate the "creative mavericks" that make London a world leader in design, the Design Museum and Beefeater 24 have commissioned 15 leading designers and architects to present "what they would give back to London". The resulting commissions will be on display from 3 June to 4 October. See ideas for tackling noise, pollution, rain and surveillance from a distinguished coterie, which includes Paul Smith, Tom Dixon, and BarberOsgerby. David Adhaye offers a bus shelter, while Thomas Heatherwick has created a "lamp-post chandelier".
Design Museum, Shad Thames, SE1; 020 7940 8789; www.designmuseum.org

The Bedford Park Festival


Set amid the trees and charming Edwardian homes of London's first garden suburb, this festival, from 13 to 28 June, and now in its 42nd year, is a favourite with west Londoners. Green Days Fete and Craft Fair is on 13 and 14 June, and a summer exhibition of local artists runs from 13 to 19 June. Hear Cath Kidston in conversation on 17 June (£15, to include refreshments). And from 19 to 21 June, 54 "Artists at Home" will throw open their studios in Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherd's Bush.
020 8995 3285; www.bedfordparkfestival.org

Mark Nuell Aquamarine Ring
Mark Nuell Aquamarine Ring, £1,500, Brilliance

Japan Brand


See what makes Japan one of the world's coolest countries for design at a selling show of Japanese modern and traditional crafts, sponsored by the Japanese government, until 10 June.
Vessel Gallery, 114 Kensington Park Road, W11; 020 7727 8001; www.vesselgallery.com

MaRoCoCo Garden (SW1)
MaRoCoCo Garden (SW1), Open Garden Squares

Brilliance


Add a bit of sparkle with jewellery from 15 carefully selected designers, from 9 to 12 June.
Craft Central, St John's Square, EC1; www.craftcentral.org.uk/brilliance

Open Garden Squares


Over the weekend of 13 to 14 June, explore some of the capital's gardens not usually open to the public; there are an incredible 190 to choose from.
www.opensquares.org

Trees
Trees by Cathryn Shilling

Geffrye Museum


The gardens are in full bloom for a happy programme of family and arts events. These include a Saturday workshop and family Sundays. Check out the programme on the website.
Geffyre Museum, Kingsland Road, E2 ; 020 7739 9893; www.geffrye-museum.org.uk

Cathryn Shilling Glass: a one-woman show


This artist's exciting work has been catching the eye of collectors recently and she has just won a prize at the V&A. Her exhibition runs from 9 to 24 June.
The Silver Grove, 69 The Grove, W5; 020 8567 1615; www.thesilvergrove.co.uk

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