3 RICHARD GRANT[Richard E. Grant]

Last week, to mark the 247th year of the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, BAFTA award-winning artist and newly appointed committee chair Grayson Perry RA co-hosted this year’s Summer Exhibition Preview Party.

11 YASMIN, SIMON & AMBER LE BON[Yasmin & Simon Le Bon with their daughter Amber]

Other committee members in attendance were Simon & Yasmin Le Bon, Laura Bailey, Jerry Hall and Tracey Emin. The party was held in the presence of Christopher Le Brun PRA, British artist and the President of the Royal Academy of Arts.

24 DAVID BAILEY & CATHERINE BAILEY[David & Catherine Bailey]

This year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition is co-ordinated by Michael Craig-Martin CBE RA with a courtyard installation by Conrad Shawcross RA entitled The Dappled Light of Sun 2015.

36 DOUGLAS BOOTH, NICK GRIMSHAW & DAISY LOWE[Douglas Booth, Nick Grimshaw & Daisy Lowe]

The Summer Exhibition is the world’s largest open submission exhibition, held every year without interruption since 1769, and continues to play a significant part in raising funds to finance the current students of the RA Schools.

26 ALICE EVE & RICHARD NICOLL[Alice Eve & Richard Nicoll]

Guests spent the evening dining on king scallop ceviche, beef carpaccio and prawn with vermicelli noodles canapés and drank Indonesian citrus punch cocktails.

39 CLARA PAGET, LUKE EVANS, DAISY LOWE, HENRY HOLLAND & JAIME WINSTONE[Clara Paget, Luke Evans, Daisy Lowe, Henry Holland & Jaime Winstone]

The exhibition is open to the public from 8 June – 16 August 2015.

Royal Academy of Arts (Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD)