Yesterday was Non-Members Varnishing Day at the Royal Academy, the first chance for artists selected for the Summer Exhibition to see their work displayed in the galleries.
Traditionally, the day gave artists an opportunity to put the finishing touches to their works. Now, it's a day of celebration that begins with a steel band in the Courtyard, a procession to St James's Piccadilly for the annual Summer Exhibition service and finally a reception for all the show's exhibitors in the galleries.
Watch the video above for a taste of the festivities. The Summer Exhibition opens to the public on Monday 4 June. Find out more and book tickets here.