Lifestyle / The Arts Club
Nestled in the heart of London, The Arts Club offers its members an exclusive haven on Mayfair’s opulent Dover Street. Gary Landesberg and restaurateurs Arjun and Jai Waney, the masterminds behind this reinvented retreat, have sought to retain the heritage and charm of this authentic landmark whilst introducing the club as the hub of contemporary cultural life in London. With a strong focus on live music, members are afforded the most cutting edge and stimulating artists in the music business. Performing art is a key element of the basement after hours space, 1863, as well as a programme of cabaret and film. 1863 has taken London nightlife by storm with its Bordello interiors and fiery show stoppers. Hosting live acts four nights a week, this 80 seat speakeasy venue has been witness to nights of Rock and Roll Royalty and has attracted the likes of Dionne Warwick, Nicole Scherzinger, Lauryn Hill, Tinie Tempah, Ronnie Wood, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Paloma Faith, Noel Gallagher, Damon Albarn and many more. The Club’s art collection is at the very heart of the building, highlighting international trends, as well as maintaining a focus on British-based artists. Amelie von Wedel and Pernilla Holmes, the Club’s art advisors and curators, have chosen pieces to include a combination of site-specific installations and carefully selected acquisitions. The permanent collection includes work by Tomas Saraceno, John Baldessari and John Stezaker, sitting alongside a series of temporary exhibitions which change throughout the year. The Club also programmes a stellar line-up of art events each month; previous speakers include Sir Peter Blake, Cornelia Parker, Theaster Gates and Gregor Muir.