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The Art and Antiques Fair Olympia
19th June

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

Private view of the fine ‘Bell Carpet’ at Girdlers’ Hall, commissioned by the livery company in the 17th-century and woven in Lahore, India, 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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V&A Archives
24th June 10:00 - 12:30am, 2:30 - 5:00pm
27th June 9:30 - 12:00pm, 2:30 - 5:00pm

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Free to HALI London Registrants. Places are limited to 40. 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 Social Media Social
29th June 4:15 - 5:00pm

‘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.

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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.