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Summer on the Square

1 – 28 August 2023

A free festival of art, outside on Trafalgar Square

11am–1pm and 2–4pm, daily


This August, the National Gallery in partnership with Westminster City Council, will host Summer on the Square – a programme of free, daily creative sessions and activities to inspire you to create your own masterpieces


Art outdoors

Immerse yourself in our studio activities and be ready to sketch, make, move, explore and be inspired by the National Gallery Collection.

All activities take place daily, and are open to everyone.


Drop-in sessions

All studio sessions are drop-in and open to all ages and abilities. Spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis – you may be asked to wait during busy times.

Supported by

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Supported by and part of Westminster City Council’s Inside Out Programme

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