Try meditation, yoga or an astrology reading for free at Happy Times in Mayfair, a temporary art installation at 77 Duke’s Street that has transformed an empty retail unit into a therapeutic artificial garden
Just a few moments from the busy Oxford Street, this temporary art installation from Michael Pybus, who has a Sculpture MA from the Royal College of Art, is now open to people so they can come and relax in a tranquil spot to escape the stresses of city living.
The host of free activities also includes balloon making, express manicures, dance, story-telling or the chance to sit back and do nothing in this wifi-free zone that has been curated by gallerist Simon Oldfield and funded by Grosvenor as part of its Grosvenor in the Community arts initiative.
Simon Oldfield, the installation’s curator, says, ‘Happy Time is all about presenting an alternative perspective and taking a bold approach to public art in the community. It is a privilege to work with Grosvenor, who believed in this project from the outset and have given us the freedom to realise Michael Pybus’ site-specific installation. The project also includes a programme of free events with an invitation to everyone that says, “Come in, join in, this is Happy Time”.’
The space is open now until 19 October at 77 Duke Street, W1K 5PB. The opening hours are as follows:
Mon – Fri: 10am – 6pm
Sat: 12pm – 6pm
Sun: 12pm – 4pm