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July Events 2024

Having trouble deciding on the best spots for photography in London?

Then check out the amazing events in the London and Watford area this month. These events are more geared towards photography and art.

Welcome to your July edition of my newsletter! June has been a very busy month, with over 26,000 photos shot at over 30 events. Even though the weather hadn’t been great at the beginning of the month, summer started at the end.

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Wimbledon Tennis – 1st till 14th
The Wimbledon tournament starts at the beginning of July; it’s good to photograph. You can go in with a ground pass for the evening matches. You have to queue after 3pm, they allow photography. You might be able to get a centre court ticket for a cheap price.
Find out more here.

Hampton Court Flower Festival – 2nd till 7th
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2024 promises amazing garden designs, gorgeous floral displays and exclusive shopping.
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Royal Society’s unmissable Summer Science Exhibition – 2nd till 7th
This interactive experience is open to everyone with a curious mind. It is free, and no ticket is required. Engage with over 300 passionate scientists as they unveil the secrets behind their ground-breaking research. This year’s exhibition promises excitement for all ages and interests, with a more diverse programme than ever before and something unique each day.
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Barbie®: The Exhibition at Design Museum – 5th
A major exhibition exploring the design evolution of one of the world’s most famous dolls: Barbie®. Journey into the Barbie universe and discover over 250 remarkable objects, with rare, unique and innovative dolls dating from 1959 to the present day.
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Contemporary African photography at Tate Modern – 6th
This exhibition will bring together artists from different generations and address how photography, film, audio, and other media have been used to reimagine Africa’s diverse cultures and historical narratives.
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Eel Pie Island Artists Summer Open Studios – 6th
Eel Pie Island is situated in the tidal Thames in west London, and is home to a variety of artists’ studios along with working boatyards and private dwellings.
Find out more here.

Ballerina Shoot in Cassiobury Park, Watford – 10th
Through the Cassiobury Park, Watford, with Meghan and the summer flowers and trees. Meghan will be doing ballet poses and modelling at sunset, with a maximum of five people and a minimum of three people.
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Lavender Model Shoot, Mayfield – 12th
We will be shooting a couple of models against the beautiful backdrop of the Mayfield lavender fields. The shoot will take place two hours before sunset, and the light should be golden.
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The North Face® Climb Festival, Canary Wharf – 12th to 13th
Get ready to watch the very best climbers from around the world race in a head-to-head competition held over deep water. There’ll be DJ sets, local eats, freestanding boulders and famous guests. So whether you’re happiest on the wall or on the ground, don’t miss the climbing event of the summer.
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Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Southbank Centre – 12th to 14th
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival bring their much-loved mash-up of vibrant, inclusive and disruptive summer fun to River Stage 2024. This celebratory line-up of street theatre, dance and circus will delight audiences of all ages.
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Poetry on the Steps, Holland Park  – 13th
Kamitan Arts warmly welcomes you to come along with family and friends for an eclectic celebration of local multi-cultural poets and musicians from their inter-generational family. 
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Photographic Walk along Colne River, Watford – TBA
Take a guided walk through the revamped Colne River in Watford, photographing what summer has to offer along the trail.
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State Opening of Parliament, London – 17th
The State Opening of Parliament marks the start of the parliamentary year. It is the main ceremonial event in the parliamentary calendar. For over 500 years, it has served as a symbolic reminder of the unity of Parliament’s three parts: the Sovereign, the House of Lords, and the House of Commons.
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Colour Walk Meetup at Spitalfields Market – 18th
It is an informal gathering of colourful, creative souls who meet, dressed in their finest, to walk, talk, and strut their stuff. It is excellent for photography.
Find out more here.

HyperJapan Festival 2024, Olympia – 19th til 21st
From manga and anime, to live music, fashion, street food, gaming and technology, this immersive celebration showcases the latest and greatest straight from Japan. Experience a matsuri atmosphere and share your passion for your favourite facet of Japanese culture.
Find out more here.

Rambert, Southbank Centre – 19th to 21st
The brilliant Rambert dance company returns to curate another memorable weekend at River Stage. Join their talented teachers and diverse, inspiring artists for an unforgettable weekend. Experience awe-inspiring dance performances, exciting special guest announcements, and the chance to learn new moves, suitable for all ages.
Find out more here.

Jazz Re:Fest at Southbank Centre – 20th
Returning to the Southbank Centre for 2024, Jazz re:freshed brings you the 11th Edition of our family friendly festival JAZZ RE:FEST. We will be taking over both the Clore Ballroom and River Terrace for a spectacular day filled with live music and DJ’s in an exciting and welcoming space for all ages.
Find out more here.

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Sargent & Fashion exhibition at Tate Britain – till 7th July 2024
Celebrated for his striking portrait paintings, this exhibition sheds new light on John Singer Sargent’s acclaimed works. It explores how he worked like a stylist to craft the image of the sitters he painted, whom he often had close relationships with. Sargent used fashion as a powerful tool to express identity and personality. He regularly chose the outfits of his collaborators or manipulated their clothing. 
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The Last Caravaggio at National Gallery – till 21st July
May 1610. Caravaggio is in Naples working on the last picture he’d ever paint. Two months later, he died in mysterious circumstances. But it was during his final tumultuous years that Caravaggio made some of his most striking works. His characteristic style includes tightly cropped scenes and dramatic lighting. He used real models with dirty feet and grimy fingernails.
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Boscoe Holder | Geoffrey Holder exhibition at Victoria Miro – till 27th July 2024
Victoria Miro is delighted to present exhibitions by Trinidad and Tobago born brothers Boscoe Holder and Geoffrey Holder. Shown in tandem for the first time, exhibitions by Boscoe (1921–2007) and his younger brother Geoffrey (1930–2014) foreground the siblings as painters against the significance of their achievements in theatre, dance and film.
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Summer Exhibition 2023, Burlington House – till 20th August 2024
Art overflowing into the streets of Piccadilly, drinks with friends in the Main Galleries, finding the perfect painting and even taking it home — it’s the Summer Exhibition.
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Royal Portraits: A Century of Photography at Buckingham Palace – till 28th August 2024
For centuries, portraiture has played a vital role in shaping the public’s perception of the Royal Family. This exhibition will chart the evolution of royal portrait photography from the 1920s to the present day, bringing together more than 150 photographic prints, proofs and documents from the Royal Collection and the Royal Archives. 
Find out more here.

Judy Chicago: Revelations at Serpentine North – till 1st September 2024
Serpentine presents the first major interdisciplinary, immersive institutional exhibition in London of Judy Chicago. Focused on drawing, it will combine new and little-seen works and preparatory studies alongside audio, visual and new technology materials.
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Tavares Strachan: There Is Light Somewhere at Hayward Gallery – till 1st September 2024
This is the first mid-career survey dedicated to the work of New York-based, Bahamian artist Tavares Strachan (born in 1979). The exhibition showcases the remarkably inventive ways in which Strachan has celebrated unsung explorers and cultural trailblazers, inviting audiences to engage with overlooked characters whose stories represent and illuminate histories hidden by bias.
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Yoko Ono: ‘Music of the Mind’ at Tate Britain – 1st September 2024
Delve into the powerful, participatory work of artist and activist Yoko Ono. Yoko Ono is a trailblazer of early conceptual and participatory art, film and performance, a celebrated musician, and a formidable campaigner for world peace. Developing her practice in the United States, Japan and the UK, ideas are central to her art, often expressed in poetic, humorous, profound and radical ways.
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Enzo Mari at the Design Museum – till 8th September 2024
This major exhibition will celebrate the life and work of one of the greatest Italian designers of the 20th century, Enzo Mari, whose designs have inspired generations of creatives worldwide. Mari was also an artist, teacher, theorist, and more. During his prolific career, he created countless enduring and timeless designs, filling the homes and streets of the Milanese and beyond.
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Design Discoveries: Towards a DESIGN MUSEUM JAPAN – till 8th September 2024
While Japan is synonymous with exemplary design, it doesn’t yet have a dedicated national museum. This exhibition brings together seven significant designers, from filmmakers to architects, to consider what they would put into a permanent collection of design treasures. Their personal responses capture Japan’s regional diversity and 10,000 years of history.
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Tropical Modernism: Architecture and Independence – till 22nd September 2024
Tropical Modernism was an architectural style developed in the hot, humid conditions of West Africa in the 1940s. After independence, India and Ghana adopted the style as a symbol of modernity and progressiveness, distinct from colonial culture.
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Marc Quinn: Light into Life at Kew Gardens – till 29th September 2024
Explore a new exhibition from leading contemporary artist Marc Quinn at Kew Gardens this spring and summer. Light into Life presents 17 stunning stainless steel and bronze sculptures around the Gardens and in the Temperate House alongside a presentation of Quinn’s new and existing paintings, drawings, sculptures and evocative frozen works in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery. 
Find out more here.

Tate Britain: Now You See Us – till 13 October 2024
Spanning 400 years, this exhibition follows women on their journeys to becoming professional artists. From Tudor times to the First World War, artists such as Mary Beale, Angelica Kauffman, Elizabeth Butler and Laura Knight paved a new artistic path for generations of women. They challenged what it meant to be a working woman of the time by going against society’s expectations – having commercial careers as artists and participating in public exhibitions.
Find out more here.

Expressionists: Kandinsky at Tate Modern – till 20th October 2024
Explore the groundbreaking work of a circle of friends and close collaborators known as The Blue Rider. In the early 20th century they came together to form, in their own words, ‘a union of various countries to serve one purpose’ – to transform modern art. The artists rallied around Wassily Kandinsky and Gabriele Münter to experiment with colour, sound and light, creating bold and vibrant art.
Find out more here.

Serpentine Pavilion, London – till 27th October 2024
Titled Archipelagic Void, the Pavilion is composed of five ‘islands’; each structure is unique in size, height and form. Built predominantly in timber, these structures are supported by identical footings that adapt to the slightly sloping topography of the site.
Find out more here.

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