Diary dates asocialaffairThesefoodandpropertyeventspromisea fun day out to fire your imagination
Until 16 May Gargoyles and Shadows: Gothic Architecture and 19th Century Photography Explore the relationship between photography and architectural practice at this exhibition. It will show a variety of gothic photographs from circa 1850 to 1915, alongside a selection of drawings, sketch books, water colours and prints. Free entry.
V&A, London, SW7 020 7942 2000 | www.vam.ac.uk
1 – 9 May Grand Designs Live London Get inspiring ideas for every aspect of your home at this event. Here, you can enjoy products and see style trends; learn building techniques and view a selection of eco houses; test out domestic gadgets and gain celebrity advice from Channel 4’s Kevin McCloud and George Clarke. Entry £15.
ExCel, London, E16 0844 581 0771 | www.granddesignslive.com
6 – 9 May Malvern Spring Gardening Show For creative and inspirational gardening, visit this event that is bursting with exciting products and fresh ideas for you to take home. Explore the show gardens in the RHS marquee, with displays from 100+ nurseries. It’s their 25th anniversary, so expect some celebrations! Entry from £17.
The Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire 01684 584 924 | www.threecounties.co.uk
14 – 16 May Affordable Art Fair A perfect way to spend an afternoon with family and friends is to take a stroll around this event with its diversity of art on offer. You’re sure to find something to suit your tastes in this relaxed environment. Entry £5.
The Passenger Shed, Temple Meads, Bristol 020 8246 4848 | www.affordableartfair.co.uk
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Until 3 May Pick Me Up: Contemporary Graphic Art Fair This event brings together some of the best up-and-coming artists picked by industry insiders, as well as collectives and galleries, giving you the opportunity to buy limited edition, affordable graphic art, illustration and design. Entry £5. Somerset House, London, WC2
020 7845 4600 | www.somersethouse.org.uk
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