Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Five Things to See in May

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Five Things to See in May

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Byline: Barbara Chandler

1 MID-CENTURY SOUTH Sunday May 15, 10am-4pm; Alec Stewart Gate, The Kia Oval Cricket Ground, Harleyford Street, Kennington, SE11 (modernshows.com). Tickets cost PS10, or two for PS10 after 2pm. Or until end of Friday May 13, buy online for PS9. THE home of Surrey County Cricket is a new venue for the show that started in 2001 and has nurtured the mid-century modern trend ever since. About 50 dealers will offer a lavish spread of last-century furnishings including chairs, fabrics, wallpapers, glass, ceramics and lighting. Specialist in original film posters from 1940 to the present is Orson & Welles, marking the death 20 years ago of Hollywood poster artist Saul Bass. His work (pictured) from a 50-year career is not only collectable but looks stunning on the wall.

4 2 COLLECTIVE GENIUS Open now until June 11; Vessel Gallery, 114 Kensington Park Road, Notting Hill, W11 (020 7272 8001; vesselgallery.com) THIS show, the perfect introduction to the breathtaking beauty of studio glass, should not be missed by confirmed glass enthusiasts, either. It highlights Devereux and Huskie Glassworks in Wiltshire, a studio run by glass artists for artists. See work from 20 internationally acclaimed glass artists/designers who have never shown together before. Pictured is Clovis in steel and plum (by James Devereux himself ). All works are for sale at prices from PS380 to PS8,000.

3 URBAN VILLAGE FETE Sunday May 15, noon-7pm, free entry; The Gateway Pavilions, Peninsula Square, Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 (urbanvillagefete.co.uk) A FUN, free outing for all the family, put on by entertainment entrepreneur Wayne Hemingway. His successful "rus in urbe" rural/ city frolic has interactive workshops, live entertainment, street food vendors and a good dollop of design. Meet/buy from ceramic artists Tilly Hemingway and Amanda Tong, along with Nylon Sky jewellery. Explore London handmade furniture from Biggs & Quail, and Mahica handwoven baskets. …

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