What’s On

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Yes She Can: Ruth Davidson in conversation with Andrew Neil. The event will take place on Monday 24 September at the Emmanuel Centre in Westminster, chaired by the BBC anchorman and journalist Andrew Neil.

Join Ruth Davidson, leader of the Scottish Conservatives, in conversation with Andrew Neil to discuss her eagerly anticipated book Yes She Can, which will explore the life lessons learned by some of the world’s most powerful women. This very personal book is based on interviews conducted with the women who have inspired Ruth Davidson – women from all backgrounds, cultures and professions. Through interviews conducted by Ruth herself these women deliver their stories, life lessons and insights into how they got to where they are today. Interwoven with Ruth’s own story and interpretations, this is a book to inspire women through the generations to come. You will also receive a copy of Yes She Can, which is included in the ticket price.

If you are interested and would like to book tickets for this event, please click on the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yes-she-can-ruth-davidson-in-conversation-with-andrew-neil-tickets-46143264747. Alternatively, you can call Danielle  on 0207 961 0044 and she will be able to book tickets with you over the phone.


Autumn Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

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2nd to 7th October, Battersea Park, London

The largest edition of the interior trade’s favourite period design event, The Autumn Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair, takes place from 2-7 October 2018 at Battersea Park, London.  Around 160 dealers from across the UK and Europe will take part, bringing a fabulous array of antiques, design, works of art, decorative objects and garden artefacts dating from the 17th century to around 1970, as well as paintings, prints and sculpture from the ancient to the contemporary.  Stands will be located up on the Mezzanine level as well as on the ground floor.

 Alongside the Fair’s many regular exhibitors will be new participants including: Anthony Outred Ltd, legendary Pimlico Road antiques dealer; Anthea AG Antiques with fine, statement jewellery by famous houses including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Tiffany and Boucheron; contemporary art galleries Bernard Chauchet and JaggedartLong Tran Antiques with fine antique porcelain; young dealer Vagabond from Sussex with decorative, country house and garden antiques; Berenis Deco from Madrid with an exciting mix of traditional Continental antiques and C20th design, and Villa Rosemaine from the South of France, with important antique textiles, costume and haute couture designs from fashion houses including Saint Laurent, Lanvin, Courrèges and Cardin.

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The foyer display features Japonisme and how it influenced European design movements including Art Nouveau, Aesthetic Period, Glasgow School and Modernism. www.decorativefair.com


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This year there's even more to see and do, with an unrivalled collection of over 825 independent boutiques and designer-makers. Expertly created for you, The Spirit of Christmas Fair present their widest ever collection of beautiful and exquisite gifts and treats, all hand-picked by their expert team and approved by House & Garden for their style, design and elegance.

They've introduced a dedicated Designers Gallery with The Prince's Trust, a bigger and better Food Hall – AND  a new Food Court giving you even more catering options! Plus a brand new layout and fresh new look.  https://www.spiritofchristmasfair.co.uk

For a unique 25% off ticket price visit our Member's Offers section.

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The Cake & Bake Show

5th to 7th October 2018

The Cake & Bake Show are excited to officially announce the ambassadors for The Cake & Bake Show 2018!

Returning to the line-up this year, we have the TV personality, chef, author and cookery school owner Rosemary Shrager, Master Pâtissier, author and cake maker to his Eric Lanlard, and joining new for 2018 Jane Asher; actress, author and successful baker. We also have two Great British Bake-off stars appearing, including 2016 Winner Candice Brown and personality Paul Jagger; remembered for creating a lion made entirely out of bread.

These aren't the only famous faces you'll see at the show this year, The Super Theatre and The Decorating Stage will also play host to array of renowned foodie experts and talented chefs.

Keep checking back, as more ambassadors will be announced!

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The Fair is the last important art and antiques fair before Christmas and attracts thousands of collectors, connoisseurs, interior designers and canny Christmas shoppers. There are over 20,000 objects of outstanding quality and the winter nights give the event a seasonal sparkle and luxurious atmosphere.

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70 of the UK's top dealers will be selling everything from diamonds to dining tables and from clocks to ceramics. Visitors can buy truly one-off pieces from famous names such as Lalique, Matisse, Meissen, Cartier and Asprey. As well as, furniture dating from the 16th century to 20th century, Art Deco furniture and objects, Asian antiques, textiles and carpets, glass, mirrors, silver and art from old masters to contemporary. 

More information : www.olympia-antiques.com


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 The Brandenburg Choral Festival of London exists as a platform for amateur choirs to perform in Central London venues.  It is London's biggest and broadest celebration of all things choral

Over the year they bring together choirs and vocal ensembles of different shapes and sizes, and from every musical background — classical and jazz, a cappella or accompanied, gospel, male voice, choral scholars, community choirs, and a whole lot more besides!

With two main seasons each year — the Spring Series and the Autumn Series — Brandenburg presents over a hundred concerts of unparalleled variety.  Centred geographically and spiritually around St Martin-in-the-Fields, other venues include St Sepulchre-without-Newgate, Temple Church, Corpus Christi Maiden Lane, Royal Courts of Justice, National Portrait Gallery, St James's Sussex Gardens and many more. Find out more about our venues here.

 The 2018 Autumn Series is now open! Check out what we have in store by viewing our clickable online brochure or browsing their What’s On pages.  www.brandenburg.org.uk


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Wednesday 28 November 2018, The Dorchester Hotel

The Macmillan Ball

Building on the incredible success of The Winter Gala, Macmillan Cancer Support and the event committee will be returning in 2018 for The Macmillan Ball. Join them this November for another unforgettable evening of thrilling entertainment, delicious food and exciting fundraising. 

On arrival to The Dorchester, guests will be welcomed into a Champagne Reception before making their way into The Ballroom. With The Dorchester’s finest chefs on hand to provide an exquisite banquet, you and your guests can expect to enjoy a world-class three course meal. You will also have the opportunity to win some wonderful prizes in our evenings auction whist being entertained by amazing performances. 

In 2017, the Winter Gala raised a magnificent £340,000 to fund the wonderful work of our Macmillan nurses. This year they hope to raise even more! 

By 2020, 1 in 2 of us will have had a cancer diagnosis at some point in our lives. Macmillan needs to reach the ever-growing number of people who will need them. To do this they need to improve access to cancer care and improve equality of access, 24/7. This is their ambition, their aspiration, and this is where you come in.  Join them this November and help Macmillan achieve their ambition.  https://www.macmillan.org.uk/get-involved/fundraising-events/event-detail/1712/themacmillanball


Autumn Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair

2nd to 7th October, Battersea Park, London

International decorators ans designers descend on Battersea to snap up unusual furniture, lighting, mirrors and works of art from the 1700's to the 1970's, exhibited by over 160 dealers. The foyer display features Japonisme and how it influenced European design movements including Art Nouveau, Aesthetic Period, Glasgow School and Modernism. www.decorativefair.com


London Art Week Winter 2018  -  29th November to 7th December TBC

Mayfair and St James's London

A series of gallery selling exhibitions and events held by 40 leading international art dealers to coincide with the December Old Masters auctions at Bonhams, Christies and Sotheby's. Among themed exhibitions is The Influencing Image : A Commercial Illustration and Design at Stephen Ongpin Art.  www.londonartweek.co.uk