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The Art and Antiques Fair Olympia
19th - 28th June

The Art and Antiques Fair Olympia, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX

Held every year in June, during the Summer art season, 160 of the world's leading specialist art and antiques dealers showcase a fine array of vetted art and antiques including a wide range of antique furniture, alongside jewellery and collectables.

HALI London registrants will receive complimentary tickets to the Summer 2019 Fair at Olympia.







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Girdlers Hall
24th June 3:00 - 4:30pm

Girdler's Hall, Basinghall Avenue, London, EC2V 5DD

Private view of the fine ‘Bell Carpet’ at Girdlers’ Hall, commissioned by the livery company in the 17th-century and woven in Lahore, it is still housed in the private company’s headquarters in the City of London today.

£25 to HALI London Registrants. Places are limited to 30. Please make a reservation by selecting this Event in the ‘Additional Items (optional)’ section at the bottom of the Eventbrite booking form when booking your HALI London ticket



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HALI Fair Preview & Opening
27 June 3-5pm Preview | 27 June 5-9pm Opening

Mall Galleries, The Mall, St James', London, SW1

Marking the long-awaited return of a specialist dealer’s fair in the British capital, the HALI Fair at the Mall Galleries will host twenty of the best international dealers, offering a wide range of antique rugs and textile art. View the fair on the opening day.

Preview - free and open to HALI London Registrants only. Opening - free and open to the public. Please make a reservation for the Preview by selecting this Event in the ‘Additional Items (optional)’ section at the bottom of the Eventbrite booking form when booking your HALI London ticket.

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Masterclass: Historic carpet and textile structures
29th June 11:00 - 4:00pm

17 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

The world-leading expert and author on textile structures, Elena Tsareva, from Saint Petersburg offers a rare opportunity to learn the language of textile structures, and discover what they can reveal, in a hands-on 4 hour workshop with a break for lunch. Magnifying glasses provided.

£80 to HALI London Registrants. Places are limited to 25. Please make a reservation by selecting this Event in the ‘Additional Items (optional)’ section at the bottom of the Eventbrite booking form when booking your HALI London ticket.







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Karun Collection
29th June 10:00 - 5:00pm

Visit the collector’s private residence to view his eclectic and highly personal collection including: Asian textiles ranging from 14th century Indian Trade cloths to folk textiles and costumes from Central Asia, Japan, Bhutan and Afghanistan; African textiles—predominantly narrow loom weavings from Ghana, Nigeria and other West African countries, plus North African embroideries, veils and haiks from Morocco and Tunisia. Transport by train and taxi and lunch are included.

£100 to HALI London Registrants. Places are limited to 30. Please make a reservation by selecting this Event in the ‘Additional Items (optional)’ section at the bottom of the Eventbrite booking form when booking your HALI London ticket.

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V&A Archives
24th June 10:00 - 12:30am, 2:30 - 5:00pm
27th June 9:30 - 12:00pm, 2:30 - 5:00pm

Blythe House, Blythe Road, Olympia, London, W14 0QX

One of the last chances to view textiles in this state-of-the-art institution, ahead of the imminent relocation of the Victoria and Albert Museum stores to Stratford in East London over the next four years.

Free to HALI London Registrants. Places are limited to 18. Please make a reservation by selecting this Event in the ‘Additional Items (optional)’ section at the bottom of the Eventbrite booking form when booking your HALI London ticket.





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Francesca Galloway: Textile Splendours of the East
24th June – 26th July 9.30 to 5.30 Monday to Friday

Mayfair, 31 Dover Street, London W1S 4ND

‘Textiles splendours from the East’ – An exhibition to celebrate Hali’s anniversary. The gallery will present a plethora of textiles from Asia, including a magnificent Sogdian costume, a delicate Ming period needle loop embroidery, Indian chintzes for domestic and export markets, as well as textiles made for spiritual pursuits.

Free to HALI London Registrants.



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Film Screening, ‘Grass’ (1925)
27th June 1:00-2:30pm

ICA, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

Hosted by ORTS (Oriental Rug and Textile Society) view this classic silent film in a cinema setting. ‘Grass: A Nation’s Battle for Life’ was made in 1925 by three Americans who travelled across Turkey and Iraq to meet the Bakhtiari in their winter quarters, the dramatic and engaging early film follows the nomads and their flocks over swollen rivers and up over snow-covered mountain passes to reach their summer pastures, documenting a way of life which has declined rapidly over the past century. 

Private screening open to all HALI London registrants. Taking place directly before the Fair preview at the Mall Galleries a short walk away.

Free to HALI London Registrants. Places are limited to 140. Please make a reservation by selecting this Event in the ‘Additional Items (optional)’ section at the bottom of the Eventbrite booking form when booking your HALI London ticket.

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Talk by Artur Telfeyan
28th June 11.45 – 12.30

17 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

An illustrated presentation by the Vienna based antique rug dealer and natural dye expert Artur Telfeyan—also Vice President of the Armenian Rugs Society. The various red shades that can be achieved with natural dyes will be explained, and will provide insight to the textile art producers’, patron’s and user’s place in society. An overview of the distribution of different mordants and colourants historically used amongst different communities will be presented, based on Artur Telfeyan’s experience of leading natural dye workshops in Bhutan and Armenia, organised by the Austrian Development Agency.

Free to HALI London Registrants. Places are limited to 50. Please make a reservation by selecting this Event in the ‘Additional Items (optional)’ section at the bottom of the Eventbrite booking form when booking your HALI London ticket.

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Hadi Maktabi Book Launch
29 June 2.00 - 3.30pm

Mall Galleries, The Mall, St James', London, SW1

Based on Dr Hadi Maktabi’s doctoral dissertation at Oxford University, which set out to investigate this significant yet overlooked era of carpet weaving in Iran, The Persian Carpet: The Forgotten Years 1722-1872 brings new evidence to light, of a period of design evolution, thriving workshops and prestigious commissions. Join the author for a short introduction and signing. 

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The Sarikhani Collection
24th June 9:30 - 4:30pm

The Sarikhani Collection, UK

A private art collection dedicated to arts from Iran, The Sarikhani Collection unveils the story of Persian art through a myriad of art objects from 3rd millennium BC to the 18th Century, and includes Seljuk silks shown in ‘Court and Cosmos: The Great Age of the Seljuqs’ at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2016. Transport by private coach and lunch included.

£100 to HALI London Registrants. Places are limited to 30. Please make a reservation by selecting this Event in the ‘Additional Items (optional)’ section at the bottom of the Eventbrite booking form when booking your HALI London ticket.


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Masterpiece London
27th June - 3rd July 11:00 - 6:00pm

Masterpiece London, South Grounds, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4LW

Considered the ‘unmissable art fair’, exceptional works, from 160 international exhibitors, span every major market discipline.

HALI London registrants will receive complimentary tickets to Masterpiece London at The Royal Hospital Chelsea

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Talk by Jenny Balfour Paul
28th June 10:00 - 11:30am

17 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

An illustrated presentation by traveller, writer, artist, curator and lecturer Jenny Balfour Paul.  Her adventurous career began in the 1970s, living in the Middle East, fabric patterning and dyeing in Devon, and conducting fieldwork in Yemen. Indigo, textiles and, later, a Victorian traveller, formed the core of lifelong research and travels, notably in Asia. These led to three books, articles for HALI and other journals, educational work with Yo Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project in New York, consultancy for documentary films and for 'Indigo Sutra' in Kolkata in 2017, as well as exhibition curating. Pieces from her collections are in the Department of Economic Botany at Kew, The Whitworth in Manchester and Oxford's Pitt Rivers Museum.

Free to HALI London Registrants. Places are limited to 50. Please make a reservation by selecting this Event in the ‘Additional Items (optional)’ section at the bottom of the Eventbrite booking form when booking your HALI London ticket.



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Special Guests: Show and Tell
28th June 2:00 - 5:00pm

17 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

Join invited collectors for a close-up view of treasured examples of rugs and textiles from a variety of private collections. Gain personal insights into the tastes, enthusiasm and knowledge of several experienced aficionados. Special guests to be announced.

SOLD OUT. You must have an existing booking for this particular HALI London Event in order to attend. There are still limited places available at other HALI London Events.











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HALI Social Media Social
29th June 4:30 - 5:00pm

17 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London, SW1Y 5AH

‘Demystifying Instagram’
Curious about Instagram and what it is?

We at HALI Publications recognise the importance of Instagram as a tool to connect and share information, and manage accounts for some of our clients. We will explain the best ways to use Instagram whether you are an enthusiast keen to find images that relate to your interests, a collector who wants to understand the ease of locating the next piece for your collection, or a dealer wishing to learn how incorporating images into your marketing strategy can help you find new clients and connect with existing clients. Grasp an understanding of how Instagram can be used to build your knowledge and strengthen your business.  

Q & A group discussion.


Free to HALI London Registrants. Places are limited to 50. Please make a reservation by selecting this Event in the ‘Additional Items (optional)’ section at the bottom of the Eventbrite booking form when booking your HALI London ticket.