What’s On – 2023

Dining at the Fair

Jimmy Garcia Catering are delighted to be working with LAPADA in Berkeley Square this September.

The catering offer that Jimmy has designed for the fair is focussed on sustainable and delicious ingredients, sourced from our trusted artisan suppliers within 10 miles of Berkeley Square. The presentation and service of our bespoke food and beverage menus will reflect and enhance the highest quality of art on view in the fair and will be wholly appropriate and recognisable to the exhibitors and guests.

We will proudly be serving breads and Viennoiserie from Bread Bread in Brixton, Doppio Organic Coffee from Battersea, Cobble Lane charcuterie from Islington and farmhouse cheeses from master affineur, Hamish Johnson of Clapham.

Headline Lecture: Portraits of Dogs

We’re delighted to have the Wallace Collection curator, Alex Collins deliver this year’s headline lecture on their current exhibition Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney from 10:00AM- 11:00AM on Wednesday September 27. The unwavering devotion and affection of dogs, our faithful and fearless companions across the centuries, lie at the heart of the Wallace Collection’s latest exhibition, Portraits of Dogs: From Gainsborough to Hockney (open until 15 October). The first major exhibition of its kind to explore this unique relationship, the display draws upon over fifty magnificent loans from exclusively British collections to showcase the most emotive, inspiring, and surprising examples of dog portraiture. Email [email protected] to reserve your place.

Lecture: Artistic Silver, a Design Timeline

Anthony Bernbaum of the Peartree Collection Gallery is hosting a talk, “Artistic silver, a design timeline: From Christopher Dresser’s modernism, to the arts and crafts and back again” on his stand on Sunday 1 October at 10:30. Using his exhibits at the fair Anthony will cover all the great designers and metalworkers of the late 19th century and early 20th century including Dresser, Ashbee, Knox and Ramsden. Space is very limited. Please email [email protected] to reserve your place.

The MarGin Bar

Enjoy an equisite gin drink in the MarGin London Dry Gin bar. MarGin is an expertly crafted artisanal gin capturing the quintessence of the British ‘white fiver’ first issued by the Bank of England in 1793. This sophisticated yet uncomplicated spirit makes a beautifully balanced Gin & Tonic, the driest of Martini or the perfect sipping tipple just served over ice.

The Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs Reception

If you’re joining us on Preview Day (Tuesday 26 September), we invite you to stay for the Gusbourne Blanc de Blancs Reception from 18:30 – 20:30. We’ll be serving Gusbourne’s multi-award winning Blanc de Blancs English Sparkling Wine. Tickets available at lapadalondon.com/book starting from £100.

Artist Talk: Alicia Paz

Friday 29 September, 1:00 pm. Join a talk on stand B55 with contemporary artist Alicia Paz.  Born and raised in Mexico,  Alicia’s work is informed by her personal experience and offers a reflection on transcultural representation and identity, particularly that of women. Through her paintings and sculptures, Paz explores cultural hybrids, representations of family, and the complexities of kinship and lineage in a globalised world. Email [email protected] to reserve your place.

Lecture & Exhibition: British Furniture 1820 to 1920 – The Luxury Market