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

The Painted Hall

Take a trip to the Greenwich World Heritage Site. City Adventurers went there last year to visit the magnificent Painted Hall. Known as ‘Britain’s Sistine Chapel’, it has been called one of London’s hidden gems……however it has also been featured in a number of iconic films and TV productions, so once you know that, it… More The Painted Hall

Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 4

A search for Must-see Paintings in The National Gallery We downloaded a list of “Must-see Paintings” from the National Gallery website and went searching for them, Treasure Hunt Style. Armed with our trusty list of artworks we explored the galleries, ticking off paintings as we found them. Of the 30 paintings the National Gallery suggests, we… More Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 4

Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 3

The City Adventurers spent a day exploring the National Gallery in London. We visited three exhibitions, as well as exploring the permanent collection. Until 1 March 2020, a free exhibition is being staged in Room 1, called “Young Bomberg and the Old Masters”. Part 3 – Young Bomberg and the Old Masters This exhibition displays some… More Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 3

City Adventurers Group

I’m finally ready to launch the social group “City Adventurers” and will be blogging about our adventures on the alternative website  https://cityadventurers.wordpress.com/  as well as here. Please visit us and subscribe to my blogs.

Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 2

The City Adventurers spent a day exploring the National Gallery in London. We visited three exhibitions, as well as exploring the permanent collection. There are two paid exhibitions on until 26 January 2020. Part 2 – Gauguin Portraits Gauguin Portraits, located in the Sainsbury wing, is the first-ever exhibition devoted to the portraits of Paul Gauguin. Unlike the… More Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 2

Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 1

The City Adventurers spent a day exploring the National Gallery in London. We visited three exhibitions, as well as exploring the permanent collection. There are two paid exhibitions on at the moment until 26 January 2020. Part 1 – Leonardo – Experience a Masterpiece “Leonardo – Experience a Masterpiece” is on an extended run until… More Three Exhibitions and a Treasure Hunt – part 1