Event date 8 June
Event location London
What’s on in London
Join us after hours in our King Street galleries on 8 June as Christie’s Lates returns in celebration of The Art of Literature.
With the backdrop of a cross-category exhibition, explore our guided tours, try one of our literary-themed cocktails and the other refreshments on offer, and experience the full line-up of experimental poetry performances, calligraphy workshops, talks and other activities.
Explore the programme
Poetry Pop-Up Festival
Christie’s Lates presents an evening festival of contemporary poetry curated by Simona Nastac featuring 14 internationally acclaimed poets and performers on several stages in a live mix of spoken word, sound, visual, film and dance poetry, incantation and music, improvisation and poems testing the elastic extremities of art and language.
West Room, 6:15pm–6:45pm
Part One: Astrid Alben, Lola Nieto and Ulli Freer
West Room, 7:15pm–7:45pm
Part Two: Iris Colomb, Serena Braida & Michael O’Mahony and Dirk Hülstrunk
West Room, 8:15pm–8:45pm
Part Three: James Knight, Karenjit Sandhu and MA.MOYO x MARYSIA
New Gallery, 7pm
Jenga Poetry with Astra Papachristodoulou
Great Room, 8pm
Dance Poetry with Scott Thurston
King Street Gallery, 6pm–9pm
Qu Leilei, a founding member of the Stars Group, the first ever contemporary art movement to appear in China, will offer a drop-in calligraphy workshop where participants can contribute to a single scroll commemorating the evening and the craft of script.
Art of Literature
St James’s Galleries, 6:30pm and 8pm
Victoria Gramm & Mark Wiltshire will provide curator-led tours of the Art of Literature selling exhibition, highlighting their favourite works and expanding on the narratives and connections on show
Fan Fiction Photobooth
Throughout the evening
An opportunity to live out and preserve your literary fantasies
Christie’s art book library pop-up
Augusta Gallery, Throughout the evening
In partnership with CEDU with proceeds directly benefiting Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity
Food and Drink
Throughout the evening
London Essence Present – Literary Themed Cocktails (paid) – Great Room
Christie’s Drink Station (paid) – East Room
‘Umble Pie Food Station (paid) – King St Annex
Auctions on view
Preview our upcoming auctions and exhibitions of Art of Literature and Jewels Online: The London Edit
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More about Christie’s Lates
Combining art, music and specialist talks, Christie’s Lates are the perfect opportunity to mix with like-minded art lovers after hours. With free entry, each curated evening in this new series of events aims to bring art to life and inspire conversation, showcasing highlights from our upcoming auctions alongside interactive activities, talks by guest experts and enticing food and drink.