Book it now: Christie’s Lates

22 June 2015By Zoe Dickens

Whether you’re an enthusiast whose art gallery is bursting with treasures, a new collector looking for the right piece or you simply want practical tips on how to display your superyacht fine art collection, a new series of after hours talks at Christie’s London has something for every art lover.

Christie's specialist Tom Rooth gives a talk

Taking place once a month throughout the year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Christie’s South Kensington, each evening promises talks from the auction houses’ experts on a variety of art and antiques topics, along with practical workshops and demonstrations from a huge range of visiting creative arts professionals. Open from 6 – 8.30pm at Christie’s Old Brompton Road showroom, this is the ideal way to bolster your artistic knowledge while enjoying the great British summer with an after work tipple.

For those inspired by our recent piece on the maritime art to buy at Christie’s now, be sure to catch Sarah Reynolds’ talk on 7 July. Entitled ‘How to look at a painting’, this general introduction to the art of ‘reading’ a painting will have a particular focus on naval artworks and promises to be a brilliant refresher for newcomers and veterans alike.

Brush up on your art history at Christie's Lates

Taking the theme ‘The Great British Summer’, other highlights that evening include a cocktail masterclass from Sipsmith, a lesson on the art of summer style with bespoke milliner Emily Baxendale and two specialist talks on the state of the British art market and an exploration of colour and animals in jewellery. The London Borough of Jam, Petalon Flowers and Kennedy City Bicycles will also be in attendance to show visitors how to make the most of summer in the capital.

While speakers and visitors have yet to be announced for the rest of the Christie’s Lates events, the three themes have been revealed: The Art of Interior Design (4 August), Out of the Ordinary (1 September) and Old and New (6 October). There’s no need to book in advance and all the events are free so put these dates in your diary now and check back at for more details.

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