The Serpentine Summer Party is hosted by Chanel and set in the grassed grounds of the Serpentine art gallery in London’s Kensington Gardens.
With this years event unfortunately unable to go ahead, we look back at some of our favourite pictures from previous years.
This spectacular annual celeb-fest has attracted a line-up of art lovers, hotel magnates and aristocrats. Pop stars, fashion designers and business moguls flock to the event each year, so it is not one to be missed. In the last years, the party welcomed Royal guests including Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Lady Amelia Windsor. Also in attendance was Suki Waterhouse, Laura Bailey, Alexa Chung and co wore Karl Lagerfeld creations, joined by Yana Peel, Frida Escobedo and Kaya Scodelario.
This major annual fundraiser celebrates the Serpentine Summer Season and the year-round support of the Galleries’ friends, partners and collaborators.
Following the success of last year’s collaboration between the Serpentine Galleries and CHANEL, which saw the pioneering art institution and iconic fashion house combine creative forces, the partnership developed for 2018 creating a unique event celebrating free art and free thinking and honouring the best of art and architecture in the heart of the city.
Leading figures from the worlds of international art, architecture, design, fashion, music, film and business attended the party to celebrate and raise funds for the Serpentine’s globally acclaimed exhibitions, architecture, education and live programmes.
The Serpentine’s legendary summer fundraiser raises essential funds for the Galleries’ programmes, keeping access to the Serpentine free and open to all, all year round.
The Summer Party is organised by the Serpentine Galleries with support from CHANEL.
Tickets are now available for the 2021 party: Tuesday 22nd June 2021, at the Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London.
What’s On Magazine July issue is out now. As this years RHS Hampton Court Flower Show can’t go ahead, we look back on our favourite pictures from previous years.
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With the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show having been cancelled this year we look back on some of our pictures from previous years.
The show had been moved from July to September in the hope that it could still go ahead but this is now not possible.
Sue Biggs, RHS Director General, says; “We had so hoped that we could hold our much loved RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival this autumn for our members, visitors, exhibitors and sponsors, but sadly in these challenging times this is just not possible.
“We are pleased that our Virtual Chelsea online show did so much in terms of bringing some horticultural joy to the nation, as well as supporting the horticulture industry and we continue to support our nurseries through the Garden Magazine and online during this time.”
Everyone who has purchased a ticket to the affected shows will be contacted by the RHS and offered 2021 show dates, refunds and other options should they wish to show their support of the RHS.
Sue finishes: “We continue to carefully follow Government advice and make responsible decisions with the health and safety of people always at the front of our minds.
“All future planned RHS shows are of course subject to Government advice allowing them to take place, but we hope to welcome you back in 2021 to some spectacular shows, including of course the world’s best flower show, Chelsea 2021”.
What’s On Magazine June issue is out now. As this years Royal Ascot can’t go ahead in it’s usual form, we look back on our favourite pictures from previous years and detail Ascots plans moving forward.
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STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF ASCOT RACECOURSE ABOUT ROYAL ASCOT 2020……
For public health and safety reasons we have reached the difficult but unavoidable conclusion that Royal Ascot 2020 (Tuesday 16th – Saturday 20th June) will not be able to take place as an event open to the public. This will of course be a great disappointment for everyone planning to attend.
It may prove possible to run the Royal Ascot races behind closed doors, dependent on Government and public health policy and the approval of the BHA for us to re-start racing. This would be for the benefit of the industry, our valued partners and suppliers and our television audiences at home and internationally. Planning for this is now our complete focus and we will update on progress as and when we can.
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Customers who have already paid for entry and hospitality at Royal Ascot will be refunded in full in the usual way as quickly as possible and we will start the process of communicating with them, initially by email, immediately. We thank everyone in advance for their patience and understanding in completing this substantial task given the challenging practical circumstances of the current national lockdown.
The pandemic will have a significant financial impact on our business in 2020, along with so many others. Nevertheless, Ascot racecourse will come through this crisis and we look forward to being able to welcome racegoers back when it is safe to do so.
Meanwhile, our thoughts are with all those grieving and suffering as a result of COVID-19. We offer heartfelt thanks to our wonderful NHS staff, key workers and volunteers for all their selfless dedication.
Guy Henderson, Chief Executive, Ascot Racecourse.