The National Portrait Gallery

After being closed for refurbishment for ages, the National Portrait Gallery has now reopened. The City Adventurers were able to visit and see its updated facilities as part of a day out in London. The National Portrait Gallery Dedicated to showcasing portraits of historically important and influential individuals throughout British history, the National Portrait Gallery… More The National Portrait Gallery

Nottingham Contemporary

On our recent trip to Nottingham, the City adventurers paid a visit to one of the largest galleries of contemporary art in the UK. The Nottingham Contemporary is free to enter. It is housed near the city centre, in an iconic building, designed by architects Caruso St John. It hosts regular, changing exhibitions of international art, plus a… More Nottingham Contemporary

The Art of Banksy

We were lucky enough to visit The Art of Banksy London 2021 recently. This limited season event is taking place at 50 Earlham Street, close to Covent Garden. The exhibition comprises prints, canvasses, screen-prints and limited-edition pieces, mainly dated between 1997 and 2008. The collection of more than 60 artworks, by the most secretive artist in the… More The Art of Banksy

E17 Art Trail

The City Adventurers visited the E17 Art Trail back in 2019. It returns this year from 01 July to 18 July 2021. It offers 300 exhibitions and events across the area from Billet Road and the North Circular to Lea Bridge Road. There is a handy map that can be seen on the website at… More E17 Art Trail

Brixton Street Art

Back in the 1980’s graffiti was seen as a problem in some areas, while others saw it as a way of brighten up the area. In Brixton, the council began commissioning street art and the London Mural Preservation Society became charged with maintaining it. Some art was by international street artists, while others was by… More Brixton Street Art

Compton Verney

It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were visiting Compton Verney. Compton Verney House is an 18th-century country mansion at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, England. The house is home to the Compton Verney Art Gallery. Compton Verney is a registered charity and independent national art. We were able to explore the galleries during a visit in early 2020,… More Compton Verney