We recently signed up to CULT, a brilliant new series of monthly art gatherings that aim to open up the arts to a younger, non-specialist audience. Held on the first Friday of every month at 6.30pm, gather round a painting or exhibit in one of London’s permanent collections – next up is the Elgin Marbles on 1 November – previous months have included Rothko’s Seagram Murals at Tate Modern, Titian’s Bacchus and Ariadne at The National Gallery and Francis Bacon’s, Three Studies at Tate Britain. Run by Lucy Chiswell (formerly Assistant Curator at the RA and now Curatorial Fellow at the National Gallery) the gatherings usually number about 10 people and involve a short talk from Lucy followed by a discussion which you can join in or just listen, and last about half an hour. Best of all they are informal and open to anyone in their 20s or 30s and from any professional background – oh and they’re free too. Sign up here.