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Mother’s Day is fast approaching, but if you’ve relied on chocolates and flowers for too long, don’t panic. Try our pick of tailored gifts, which can be found right here in Mayfair and Belgravia
No classical enthusiast would want to miss the London Bridge Trio’s concert in Eaton Square on Thursday 10 March – conveniently occurring just after Mother’s Day. As part of its tour, which features guest instrumentalists and singers, the chamber group will perform three piano trios, including Haydn’s widely celebrated ‘Gypsy Rondo’. Tickets for the Grosvenor-sponsored event are on sale on the Eaton Square Concerts website, so why not enclose a couple inside your mum’s Mother’s Day card?
If an afternoon exploring the canvas-clad rooms of the Saatchi Gallery is your mum’s idea of heaven, a trip to one of London’s contemporary art exhibitions could be the ideal gift. The Albert Oehlen exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery on Grosvenor Hill runs until 24 March, and showcases a host of the contemporary German artist’s abstract paintings. While a tree features as a motif in his solo show, his true subject is the practice of painting itself.
In February, the flat once owned by Jimi Hendrix on the upper floors of 23 Brook Street opened to the public, having been restored by the Handel House Trust. Hendrix’s girlfriend, Kathy Etchingham, moved in while he was in New York in June 1968, and Hendrix later joined her before touring the United States in July. He returned to the flat six months later for a series of media interviews and photo shoots. Though he didn’t spend long there, he described it as: “My first real home of my own.” If your mum was a Hendrix fan, a joint trip to the restored flat is a must.