Blooms on Bond Street

Blooms on Bond Street - NOW SOLD OUT

An evening of florals, fizz, and friends!

Date: Wednesday, 15th November 2023.
Location: Trinity Fine Art, 15 Old Bond St, London W1S 4AX.
Time: 18:30 to 20:00.

The BADA are delighted to be partnering with acclaimed celebrity florist Jake Kuit to bring you an evening delving into the secret meaning of flowers in art. 

The event will begin with a brief talk about how different cultures have treated various blooms in works of art throughout history, followed by a flower arranging workshop led by Jake – all while sipping on a refreshing glass of sparkling wine. 

Each of the participants pieces will be photographed as a ‘still life’ and e-mailed as a souvenir. Participants are also encouraged to bring a box or carrier bag as you will be able to take home your creation (including vase!).

Please note this event has limited spacing.

All materials provided.

Please note this event has now sold out.

If you would like to be added to the wait list please email [email protected].


Death of the ExpertThe Death of the (Art) Expert - NOW SOLD OUT

A discussion about the increasing resistance to connoisseurship and why it matters.

Date: Tuesday, 14th November 2023.
Location: Cromwell Place, London SW7 2JE.
Time: 19:00.

Specialised knowledge is inherent in every profession and art dealing is no exception. However, the expertise employed by art dealers is more nuanced than other occupations, with no formal education or accreditation required. The general rise of distrust in experts, amplified by the internet and social media, has led to an increased misunderstanding of the position of the art dealer in the art ecosystem and the value of their connoisseurship. 

This panel seeks to clarify the crucial role of the art dealer and how their expertise underpins the market.


Dr Costas Paraskevaides, ArtAncient
Rosemary Bandini, Rosemary Bandini Japanese Art
Daniel Somlo, Somlo & OMEGA Vintage
Karen Taylor, Karen Taylor Fine Art

Moderator: Ashley Gallant, BADA

Please note this event has now sold out.

If you would like to be added to the wait list please email [email protected].


Ben Maggs MasterclassBefore We Too Into The Dust Descend’: The Barrister, The Bookbinders And The Titanic With Ben Maggs.

Tuesday 7th November at 2.30pm – Part of BADA Week.

On 21st of July 1884 a retired lawyer turned amateur bookbinder named Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson completed the tooling on his first book.  This marked, to borrow the phrase from G.D. Hobson, the birth of modern bookbinding, and it launched a grand revival of the art in Britain. In July of 1912 the bookbinder Francis Sangorski drowned off Selsey Bill, only six weeks after his masterpiece, one of the most lavish bindings ever conceived, had itself gone down with the Titanic.

Between these dates the world of bookbinding experienced an almost unparalleled flourishing of creativity and invention in the form and design of the book, and the nature of the professional trade was forever altered by the inexorable tide of social change and the rise and fall of economic fortunes.  Join Ben Maggs, for a tour through this near thirty- year spree of fabulous bindings and revolutionary binders.