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Thursday 16 June 2022.

Wednesday 15 June 2022...I went to two events tonight... 5pm to 6.30pm CONCOURS ON SAVILE ROW, Savile Row, London W1. This famous tailoring street is closed off to traffic, and there is a full red carpet all along the street. An event celebrating the best of British tailoring and showcasing over 30 classic cars. A nice atmosphere in the sunshine as the crowds are looking at all the stunning cars from all the iconic names, and included incredible prototypes from McLaren and Bentley. Several of the stores are giving out complimentary drinks, so nice to have Bowmore Whiskey Old Fashioned drinks at J.P Hackett and Negronis at Cad & The Dandy. There was a jazz & swing band playing on the main stage. then 7pm to 10.15pm THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS SUMMER EXHIBITION PREVIEW PARTY 2022, Piccadilly, London W1. Must be at least 700 or 800 folks here, and sold out even though tickets for most cost 525. Around 20 photographers taking pictures of any well known faces when they arrive in the courtyard. Guests included... GRAYSON PERRY NENEH CHERRY ( recieved The Icon Award at The NME Awards earlier this year) EDWARD ENNINFUL (editor of British Vogue magazine) JACKIE ST CLAIR NICK GRIMSHAW ( also played a DJ set at the party ) MIQUITA OLIVER Celebrity DJ FAT TONY DAVID DOWNTON (fashion illustrator) RON DENNIS (From 1981 to 2009 he was team principal of McLaren Formula One team) ANNE-MARIE (singer) LUKE EVANS (actor) Lots of females in glamourous outfits, and Grayson Perry looked amazing. Over 1400 works on display , and we had a naked black male model sitting astride one of them. At 9.35pm SIGRID performed a four song set, with just piano for backing in the courtyard. Her set included "A Driver Saved My Night" and her hit "Strangers". Lots of complimentary drinks and food including Fortnum & Mason champers, three different cocktails, Food from Fortnum & Mason including lobster rolls, fresh salmon, oysters, different bowl food and canapes along with a very nice pastry selection. There was also a Mac & Cheese van in the courtyard from 9pm for when Sigrid was performing. It is open to the public from the weekend.