Open All Doors ; JULY: Explore Royal Residences, Dig Deep for Archaeology Week or Dance Away at Festivals, Says Barbara Chandler
Chandler, Barbara, The Evening Standard (London, England)
CRAMMED with art and crafts, street festivals and high jinks at royal palaces and a Masonic lodge, July is set to be a sizzling month of activities in the capital.
There's everything from architecture and archaeology to Brazilian and Irish festivals, with music, food, dance and drink as well as entertainment for the children. Read on to fill your diary: London Festival of Architecture Until 20 July Exhibitions, tours, talks and design workshops.
For a full programme, visit www.lfa2008.org.
National Archaeology Week 12 to 20 July More fun than it s
Art in Action 2008 17 to 20 July, 10.30am to 5.30pm, Waterperry House, near Wheatley, Oxford More than 200 artists and craftspeople with paintings, sculptures, drawings and more. Workshops in painting, illumination and glass engraving by famous schools such as Central Saint Martins, the Guild of Glass Engravers and the Prince's School of Traditional Arts.
Adult tickets, [pounds]15; senior citizens [pounds]12; concessions [pounds]7; children nine to 17 [pounds]5; under-nines go free. Tickets are [pounds]1 cheaper if booked online.
Square Meals: 300 years of Masonic Dining 7 July to 26 September; the Library and Museum of Freemasonry, Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, WC2 Explore the dining habits of the mysterious masons, from the early 1700s to the present day.
Learn also about freemasonry for women through documents, regalia and badges.
Call 020 7395 9257, or visit www.freemasonry.
London Glassblowing open weekend and sale 25 to 27 July, 7 The Leather Market, Weston Street, SE1 Demonstrations and glass art throughout the day.
Call 020 7403 2800, or visit www.londonglassblowing.co.uk.
East Finchley Open, N2 5 and 6 July and 12 and 13 July Visit more than 40 artists and craftspeople around the N2 area in their studios or homes. Buy work or simply browse. Paintings, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and jewellery are all included.
Fresh Architecture! 16 July, from 6.30pm; Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2 A showcase of architectural cinema.
Call 020 7638 4141, or visit www.barbican.org.uk.
Atelier Van Lieshout: Boom Boom 11 July to 31 August; Albion Gallery, 8 Hester Road, SW11 A " conceptual" take on urban life in the raw, outlined on large canvasses in ink and embodied in spooky [pounds]150: Sheila Seepersaud-Jones 'Chick-a-dee' at East Finchley, 5 and 6 July writhing fibreglass sculptures, which are a cross between plumbing and blood vessels, by Josep van Lieshout. …