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Wednesday, July 4th - Saturday, July 7th
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Bedford Square Festival is a collaboration between five of the cultural institutions that reside on Bedford Square, Bloomsbury: Paul Mellon Centre, Architectural Association, Sotheby's Institute of Art, Yale University Press and New College of Humantities. Bedford Square Festival will open the doors of the cultural and educational organisations located in the Square to the public through an exciting program of events.

All the events are free (apart from Shakespeare in the Squares) and should be booked in advance. During the Festival we will be raising money for our charity partner Centrepoint who is the UK's leading charity for homeless young people.


Wednesday 11.00-12.00pm | Talk | Dr Bernard Vere | Sothebys Institute of Art

Wednesday 4.00-5.00pm | Talk | Jeffrey Boloten | Sotheby's Institute of Art

Modern and Contemporary Asian Art and the Market
Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm | Talk | Dr Katie Hill | Sotheby's Institute of Art

Old Master Painters: Methods, Materials and Interventions
Thursday 10.30-11.30am | Workshop | Dr Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe  | Sotheby's Institute of Art

The Kiddell Collection Handling Session
Thursday 2.00-3.00pm | Object Handling Session | Elisabeth Bogdan | Sotheby's Institute of Art

Tatty Hennessey in discussion about Shakespeare's As You Like It
Thursday 5.00-6.00pm | Talk | Tatty Hennessy | Sotheby's Institute of Art

An Introduction to Art Crime
Friday 10.00-11.15 | Talk | Gareth Fletcher | Sotheby's Institute of Art

Friday 3.00-4.00pm | Workshop | Dr Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe | Sotheby's Institute of Art

On Running in Museums + Entry to Festival Picnic
Saturday 11.00-12.00pm | Talk | Marcus Verhagen | Sotheby's Institute of Art

Click here for more information on the events happening throughout the week.