Inside The RA Summer Exhibition Preview With Samantha Barks, Florence Welch and Tracey Emin

06 June 2013 by

Last night saw the RA Summer Exhibition Preview and what an evening it was. Guests were greated by an amazing fluro carpet as they entered the hallowed academies halls. There was a real mix of attendees from Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw, Yasmin and Simon Le Bon and art legend Grayson Perry.

The halls were full of amazing contemporary art and sculpture with over 1000 pieces on show. Tracey Emin got herself all in a flap after her taxi to the event was delayed – there is literally nothing worse – but was soon making the most of the evening posing and having a laugh with Nancy Dell’olio. 

Samantha Barks popped by in a gorgeous white lace dress – notably missing though was her new favourite accessory – boyfriend David Gandy. The new couple only recently started dating and made their red carpet debut as Mr and Mrs at a red carpet awards show earlier this week. Oh to be that genetically blessed.

Florence Welch perused the works with her close friend model Jack Guiness, whilst Dan Stevens arrived with his wife. We later spotted Bip Ling and a friend larking about taking photographs of one another at the party.

At the event – which culminated with dancing in the courtyard no less - there were three amazing food stands. One served Macaroni and Cheese and meatballs, a second held lobster rolls and giant king prawns, the final stand held ice cream macaroons. All of this coupled with some delicious canapés and we’re pretty sure we put on a stone over the course of the night. It was worth it though!

What we ate: Lobster Rolls and Quails Eggs with Asparagus

What we drank: Champagne and cocktails by Drinksfusion


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