Located in a former Victorian school dating back to 1863, October Gallery is dedicated to the appreciation of contemporary art from cultures around the world. The gallery exhibits and promotes the transvangarde – or transcultural avant-garde. In the centre of the building there is a courtyard with acers, camellias, bamboo, Pieris, shrubs and flowers, reflecting the ethos of the gallery and its artists. The garden is an unexpected refuge in the heart of London and another of Bloomsbury’s best-kept secrets. October Gallery is a self-supporting charitable trust, named after the month in which the gallery was founded – a season associated with ripeness and fruition.