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11 - 6pm, Thursday 28th Apr

Short Run Show


CHEERIO - 48 Hours with Francis Bacon

This April, Tristan Hoare invites Londoners to immerse themselves in the world of CHEERIO. The free, 48-hour long exhibition includes work by Francis Bacon and that of writers, artists and filmmakers including Jeremy Deller, Bella Freud, DBC Pierre and James Birch.

CHEERIO – a publisher and production company launched in association with The Estate of Francis Bacon – will host the two-day event in collaboration with Tristan Hoare. The exhibition marks CHEERIO’s launch and the publication of BIG SNAKE LITTLE SNAKE by DBC Pierre. CHEERIO’s name is a nod to Bacon’s favourite drinking toast, and the programme will feature an eclectic mix of readings, exhibits and short films designed to intrigue, disturb and thrill.

Alongside some major artwork from Bacon’s Estate and a pop-up, Bacon-inspired bookshop from Hatchards, visitors can expect displays created exclusively for the occasion, curated by CHEERIO writers and artists including Jeremy Deller, Bella Freud, DBC Pierre and James Birch, as well as a lineup of in-conversations and a poetry reading.


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Fitzrovia 6 Fitzroy Sq, W1T 5HJ