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Affordable Art Fair is back on Hampstead Heath

Check out the mural that's free to view for all in a fair whose focus this year is wellbeing

Art aside, this year’s annual fest is all about wellbeing, with yoga workshops, breathwork classes, and a specially curated space designed to “relax, rejuvenate and inspire”.

But there’s obviously a ton of stuff to look at too, from the thousands of folk showing and over a hundred galleries.

Most exciting, we reckon, is muralist Sebastian Chaumeton, who will create a giant collaborative mural on Hampstead Heath ahead of the fair.

There’s also a spotlight on ten of the capital’s most exciting art students in a display curated by Made in Arts London.


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Other artist highlights include Instagram sensation Maria-Ines Gul’s ‘How to turn a bad day into a good drawing’, and artist-in-residence Jonathan Hillson’s immersive video installation, which takes inspiration from the mass migrant caravan that walked from South America to the US border last year.

Possibly best of all? Illustrator Lucie Sheridan is whipping up her 3-minute portraits for visitors in her “magic photobooth” throughout the week. Now that sounds like one not to miss.

Affordable Art Fair, 9th-12th May, East Heath car park NW3, more info here

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