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RA250: Friends summer party

Celebrate summer and support the RA’s future

Friends events

Saturday 24 June 2017
7 — 11pm

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Part of our

Summer Exhibition 2017

events programme
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Friends enjoy a preview of the Summer Exhibition

Photo: Benedict Johnson

Join us for a special edition of our annual Friends summer party and help ensure we remain the world’s foremost artist-led organisation for the next 250 years.

Experience the Summer Exhibition like never before, as our Main Galleries are transformed for the evening. Enjoy live music from the Gin Club Trio, canapés from Caper & Berry and unlimited prosecco. Co-ordinated by Eileen Cooper RA, this year’s exhibition explores themes of discovery and new talent and features new work by emerging and established artists including Rosemarie Trockel, Hassan Hajjaj, Secundino Hernández, Isaac Julien, and more as well as submissions by new Royal Academicians including Gilbert & George and David Adjaye.

For an enhanced experience, VIP tickets provide access to an exclusive lounge with a live DJ and designated bar, as well as a special gift bag, which will include a Friends-edition Grayson Perry RA napkin.

See pictures of last year’s event here.

This event is part of a special series of RA250 events, supporting our fundraising campaign Make Your Mark. By purchasing a ticket, you are helping to secure our future. Thank you!

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● Cancelled

Saturday 24 June 2017

7 — 11pm

Main Galleries, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly