- Monday –
BT Art of Sport – private view
Daley Thompson, attends opening of new exhibition of works by a group of Surrey-based artists in collaboration with Olympic and Paralympic athletes to mark the 2012 London Olympic Games. http://bit.ly/PB0CWM
Clarendon Fine Art, 46 Dover Street, London, W1S 4FF, United Kingdom, 6:30pm
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Mardy Fish, Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Marion Bartoli, Li Na, take to the courts as the best players take part in the oldest tennis tournament in the world in the hope of taking home the prestigious Grand Slam title.
The All England Club, Church Road, London, SW19 5AE, United Kingdom
- Tuesday –
June Evening Auction of Contemporary Art
Major sale of contemporary artworks, featuring works by Damien Hirst and Glenn Brown, highlighted by Francis Bacon’s Study For Self-Portrait and Roy Lichtenstein’s Girl In Mirror.
Sotheby’s, 34-35 New Bond Street, London, W1A 2AA, United Kingdom
New poetry festival bringing together poets from all participating Olympic nations for a week of readings, talks and debates.
Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
- Wednesday -
Society of Women Artists: 151st Annual Exhibition – private view
Princess Michael of Kent, officially opens annual exhibition of the Society, featuring over 500 new works alongside a retrospective of the most significant archive pieces.
Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5BD, United Kingdom, 10:00am-8:00pm http://bit.ly/LDYhss
Alanis Morissette – gig
Canadian singer/songwriter, famed for her single Ironic, performs London night of three date UK tour.
O2 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, London, SW9 9SL, United Kingdom
- Thursday –
Contemporary Art Evening Auction
Major contemporary and modern art pieces go under the hammer. Highlights include Jean-Michel Basquiat’s 1981 painting Irony of Negro Policeman.
Phillips de Pury, Howick Place, London, SW1P 1BB, United Kingdom, 7:00pm
London Party 2012
Professionals from the world of film and television are expected at fundraiser in aid of industry charity The Cinema And Television Benevolent Fund.
Pavilion at the Tower of London, London, EC3N 4AB, United Kingdom
Dave White Q&A
Dave White discusses his latest body of works ‘Natural Selection’ with Love Art London founder Chris Pensa.
Mall Galleries, 24 Endell Street, London, WC2H9HQ http://bit.ly/LHDDux
- Friday -
Gilberto Gil, Fatoumata Diawara, host and perform at festival celebrating black culture, with a strong emphasis on the connection between the UK and Africa.
Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, London, EC3R 6DX, United Kingdom
- Saturday –
The Heritage Foundation Annual Summer Ball
Lynda Baron, Derek Martin, Lorraine Chase, attend annual ball in aid of entertainment charity.
Venue tba, London, United Kingdom
London’s Pleasure Gardens – opening
Major new entertainment destination opens on the weekend of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Described as a creative playground, partners include The Arts Council and Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
Royal Victoria Docks, Docklands, London, E16, United Kingdom
- Sunday –
Hair – charity performance
Oliver Tobias, Paul Nicholas and Zoe Birkett, star in special charity performance of popular 60s musical featuring songs including Let The Sun Shine In and I Got Life.
Piccadilly Theatre, Denman Street, London, W1D 7DY, United Kingdom, 6:00pm
Frieze Projects East
New East London art project, run by the organisers of Frieze Art Fair, opens four new public art projects as part of the London 2012 Festival. Various venues, London, United Kingdom