EXTERNAL EVENTS

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                                                                       AUTUMN 2017 PROGRAMME

We would like to remind our members that all external events need to be booked in advance by using the booking form in the centre page of London Lady.  Confirmation and details of the event will be sent to you  once we have received payment.

Wednesday 20th September

The Charterhouse

In January 2017 the Charterhouse opened its doors to the public for the first time since its foundation in 1348.Join us for our private guided tour to see the highlights of the Charterhouse, taking in the Great Hall where the Brothers sit together to eat their meals, the Great Chamber where Queen Elizabeth I held court during the first days of her reign, Wash-house Court associated with the medieval monks of the Charterhouse and Master’s Court which reveals the opulence of Lord North’s Tudor mansion. Our expert guide will explain the history of the site and pull out some highlights from the collection. Meet at 2.45pm. Members £ 25 -  Guests £30

LAST DAY FOR BOOKING  FOR THE CHARTERHOUSE VISIT IS  TUESDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER. 

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Wednesday 11th October.

Techniques and inspiration of a Botanical Painter.

Join award-winning botanical artist Rosie Sanders at her exhibition with Jonathan Cooper, Chelsea, as she discusses the techniques and inspirations in her latest works over a glass of wine. Always innovative and painting to a hugely magnified scale, Sanders’ dramatic watercolours challenge the boundaries and perceptions of contemporary botanical art, and have recently been fêted in the publication Rosie Sanders’ Flowers: A Celebration of Botanical Art, published by Batsford Press.  Meet at 5.30pm. Members £15 - Guests £20

 

Tuesday 31st October

Annoushka Jewellery

Founded in 2009 by Annoushka Ducas MBE, and inspired by her extensive travels and fuelled by a collector’s passion for the exotic and unique, Annoushka’s eponymous jewellery collection is the culmination of a lifetime’s obsession with the timeless romance and sensual magic of jewels. In 1990, she and her husband entrepreneur, John Ayton started Links of London which they sold in 2006. Her loyal supporters include HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Rihanna and Gwyneth Paltrow to name a few. Join us for an exclusive behind the scenes evening hosted by Annoushka and Design Director Liz Olver. You will have the chance to visit Annoushka’s studio and hear them talk about jewellery design and demonstrate how a piece of jewellery is created from the initial inspiration to the final piece while enjoying a refreshing glass of Champagne and light canapés. 6.30 pm start.  Members £15 -  Guests £20.

Wednesday 29th November     A Unique Musical Evening

"An Ear for Music" - Illustrated Talk and Recital by Mark Austin.

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Mark Austin is a British opera conductor with a reputation for brilliant musicianship and insightful programming. He has a talent and passion for communicating with audiences. He played in the National Youth Orchestra as a violinist, studied modern languages at Cambridge University and piano at the Royal Academy of Music, where he held a Junior Fellowship in the opera department. He was awarded an International Opera Awards Bursary in 2017. He is founder and director of the Faust Chamber Orchestra, and has performed at such diverse venues as Kings Place, LSO, St Luke’s, St John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall and Leighton House. Mark is also a regular performer and lecturer for Opera Prelude and returns to Grange Festival in 2018 as assistant conductor.

We are delighted to have secured his expertise for an engaging evening of music, ideas and entertainment to be held in the impressive Lloyd George Room at the National Liberal Club. Mark will explore how to listen to music and opera with greater understanding and enjoyment, illustrated at the piano and with excerpts performed by baritone Ed Ballard. Wine and canapés will be served during the interval, followed by a complete recital of the arias and songs illustrated during the talk. The evening features some of the greatest songs and arias by Purcell, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Massenet and Verdi amongst others and is perfect for listeners who enjoy live performances and seek a closer relationship to music. 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm. 

Members £45 - Non members £50- Special Offer for London Ladies Club members only : buy a double ticket for £80 for yourself and your guest

If you would like to purchase tickets to Mark Austin's recital and are not a member of the London Ladies Club, please send a cheque payable to the "London Ladies Club"and post it to PO Box 71403, London SW6 9FY together with your name and address so that we can send your tickets by return. Alternatively, email us : info@londonladiesclub.com  so that we can let you have our bank details if you would prefer to pay by transfer. Tickets are £50 per person for non members of the London Ladies Club. 

 

Thursday 7th December

Christmas Lunch

The Vincent Room Restaurant is one of Central London’s hidden secrets offering an exclusive culinary experience and the highest levels of service in the vicinity of beautiful Vincent Square. Prepared by some of the country’s finest young chefs from Westminster Kingsway College’s second and third year chef students before they embark on their future careers in the Hospitality and Culinary Arts industry around the world. We are delighted to welcome as our guest of Honour, Jacob Rees-Mogg, MP who is Member of Parliament for North East Somerset.  He has held a number of posts on Select and Scrutiny committees and also runs his own company specialising in investment management for institutional clients.  Our festive 2 course menu will include a glass of wine as well as coffee or tea and mince pies.  Meet at12.45pm for a 1pm start.     Members £40 - Guests £45

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We would like to remind our members that all external events need to be booked in advance by using the booking form in the centre page of London Lady.  Confirmation and details of the event will be sent to you  once we have received payment.

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