10 Must-See Cultural Events This Summer

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Daisy Hoppen, founder and director of London-based fashion and art agency DH-PR, is the owner of the covetable work wardrobe in our August issue's Work Spy. Traversing the fashion and art worlds turned Daisy into a zeitgeist expert, here she shares her must-see cultural events for August.

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1. Arles: The annual photofair in Arles (Provence, France) is the pilgrimage for any photography lovers. This year there is an incrediable Stephen Shore retrospective, plus Maja Hoffmann's ateliers have grown since last year.

2. Port Eliot: This year has more fashion, art and culture projects with a program that includes fashion, design, talks and names like Thomasina Miers for food. ELLE Editor-inChief Lorraine Candy is giing a talk on the Sunday (that's a definitele must see).

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3. Simon Norfolk's exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery 'Time Taken': One of Britain's leading artists and photo documentary artists opens a show with his new work shot in Afghantistan, he was recently included in the Tate Modern ‘Time, Conflict’.

4. Roman Road Gallery is doing a pop up in Mayfair at the end of August with a show called New Cynaotypes, its a series titled ‘Prussian Blue’ by Parisian Photographer Thomas Mailaender. Roman Road is the big name of the up and coming East end gallery, and Thomas is highly collectable. He had a solo stand at Photo London earlier this year. 

5. The Hauser and Wirth Somerset gallery summer program. You can also see last year's Serpentine Pavilion there which has now moved to Somerset.

6. The Serpentine's new summer pavilion by Selgascano.

7. Music: Listen to the new Macabees album.

8. The Francis Bacon Hermitage show at the Sainsburys centre in Norwich.

9. The Agnes Martin show at Tate Modern, its their summer blockbuster show.

10. Summer is the perfect time to visit car boot sales for furniture. The one in Epsom Racecourse is one of the best, but you need to get their early.

Photo: Greg Holland

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