What's On This Weekend: What’s On This Weekend: Charles II: Art & Power Exhibition, ABBA: Super Troupers & Modigliani


Charles II: Art & Power Exhibition at Buckingham Palace

The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace is currently exhibiting Charles II: Art & Power. This exhibition focusses on the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 after just over a decade of austere Cromwellian rule. With the restoration of the monarchy also came the restoration and resurgence of leading artists of the time who were brought back to decorate the royal apartments and reinforce the position of Charles II as the rightful king of England. Comprising of monumental portraits of Charles II which adorned the high altar of Westminster Abbey, to old master paintings, tapestries and silver-gilt furniture, the exhibition shows the rich material world of the Charles II’s court and the part that the arts played in helping to re-establish the Stuart monarchy.

ABBA: Super Troupers Exhibition on Southbank

A one-of-a-kind exhibition has come to the Royal Festival Hall on Southbank. If you were or still are a big fan of ABBA and their extensive number of hit songs, then you will love this immersive musical journey through time with the Swedish pop sensation. Led by a personal tour guide and the voice narrator of Jarvis Cocker, watch ABBA as they take over 1970’s Britain through nine immersive rooms exploring the music, lyrics and lives of one of the world’s most unforgettable bands. Get to close to never-before-seen items from the band’s archive including their iconic costumes and personal notes whilst you chart their rise to fame and lasting legacy. ABBA were the breath of fresh air needed by 1970’s Britian who were in the midst of a financial crisis. Not too far from our Westminster office, if you’re interested in looking at properties to rent or properties to buy in the area, feel free to drop in and hello to our team who would be happy to help.

Oval Farmers’ Market in Oval

The Saturday Oval Farmers’ Market at St Mark’s Church was set up in partnership between the church, Lambeth Council and the Oval Partnership. It has previously been referred to as an oasis within a dense urban setting and is a great way to spend a Saturday with the family or a great stop for local dog walkers. Set inside the Church garden, people can buy everything from fresh fruit and vegetables, to organic meat, honey, pies, juices and much more. It has a great social feel and people like meeting their to enjoy a coffee or taste delicious food from all over the world including hot Thai dishes and delicacies from Guadeloupe such as the famous Bokit. This is a great way to support local businesses as well, with stallholders selling all kinds of things such as arts, crafts and jewellery. Open from 10am to 3pm, swing by and take in the atmosphere. Only a short walk from our Kennington office, drop in and say hello if you’re keen to find out more about properties to rent or properties to buy in the surrounding area.

A-posin’ and A-strollin’ Dance Class in Bermondsey

The Fashion & Textile Museum are inviting people to take part in a one-hour dance class this weekend hosting be jazz dancer, Nikki Santilli. Social crazes of the rock ‘n’ roll era, strolls were enjoyd by everyone and way to socialize and show off your dance move. Nikki Santilli will be hosting a classic Stroll where you can learn to dance with a vintage style in honour of the Louise Dahl-Wolfe exhibition that is currently on at the museum. For something a little different and fun this weekend, head to the museum wearing your best 1950’s threads to pose and stroll the hour away. Dancers will also be able to access the exhibition as well call Louise Dahl-Wolfe: A Style of Her Own. Across the road from our London Bridge office, if you’re interested in looking at properties to rent or properties to buy in the area, pop in and have a chat to one of our team who will be happy to help.

Modigliani Exhibition, Bankside

Considered some of the most memorable art of the 20th Century, Modigliani’s work is unique and instantly recognisable. Though it met little success during his brief and turbulent life, his emotionally intense portratis are now some of the best-loved paintings. A special exhibition taking place at Tate Modern will highlight the famously seductive twelve nudes paintings, the largest group to ever be reunited in the UK. When they were first shown in 1917, they were considered very controversial and led police to censor his only ever solo exhibition on the grounds of indecency. To see these up close as well as his lesser-known but radical sculptures and portraits of his friends lovers and suppporters, including Pablo Picasso then head to the exhibition this weekend. Using the latest virtual reality technology, the exhibition will also transport visitors to the heart of early 19th Century Paris and should not be missed!

If you’re interested in finding out more about future events in Westminster, London, Kennington and the surrounding areas, feel free to drop by any of our offices – we’ll be glad to provide you with a list. We can arrange viewings of properties for sale and properties for rent within walking distance of some of these popular venues.


Photo Credit: SouthBank Centre