2 days left to BLAW 2015 – 3 to 5 July
Brown’s London Art Weekend programme gives you the opportunity to go to some extraordinary talks and exhibition tours with art dealers with exceptional knowledge. Places are still available for many of these events. The link for further information, or to sign up for talks and tours, has been sent to Members by e-mail.
2 days left to BLAW 2015 – 3 to 5 July
Join us for our first Burlington Gardens Festival when we take art out of the studio and into the street.
On Saturday 4 July the RA will pedestrianise Burlington Gardens filling it with artists installations and a programme of talks, performance and live music. Join Royal Academician hosts including Yinka Shonibare, Will Alsop, Bob and Roberta Smith and Richard Wilson for a day of summer fun.
Get creative with print-making and drawing workshops, or art activities for children. Experience an immersive sound-movement work or take a theatrical tour of our building. Plus, enjoy food and drink from artisan producers, including Italian delights from Cecconi’s and American food for Independence Day, along with a prosecco cart.
Saturday 4 July, 12–6pm – Drop in, free admission www.royalacademy.org.uk
Taking place in partnership with Brown’s London Art Weekend.
The British and Prussian armies’ victory over Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo was possibly one of the most significant battles in European history.
Following the epic event, The Duke of Wellington entrusted his personal handwritten version of events – The Waterloo Dispatch – to his aide de camp, Major the Hon. Henry Percy, who, accompanied by Commander White, undertook the arduous journey to bring the good news to England. Long before the modern technology we take for granted – internet, fax or telephone -the pair departed Belgium on 18 June 1815, arriving in London 3 days later, after travelling by horse-drawn post chaise carriage and rowing boat.
2015 marks 200 years since the momentous victory and to commemorate the anniversary, Major Percy’s journey is to be re-enacted, with actors in period costume travelling the newly-named Waterloo Way, carrying replicas of the two captured Imperial Eagles and Standards, as did their namesakes in 1815.
In 1815, Major Percy’s first stop in London was at 44 Grosvenor Square, where members of the Cabinet had gathered for dinner. The Millennium Hotel London Mayfair now stands at that very address and we are proud and delighted to be part of the celebrations.
During the afternoon of Sunday 21 June, around 3.30pm, the horse-drawn post chaise, accompanied by other carriages and mounted members of the Household Cavalry, will enter Grosvenor Square from Park Lane and park outside the Millennium Hotel. There will be short private ceremony inside the hotel’s Waterloo Suite, followed by a plaque unveiling at the Hotel’s Grosvenor Square entrance, which can be viewed by the public. At approximately 4.00pm, the carriages will leave Grosvenor Square, travelling along South Audley Street to their next stop in St James’s.
The most outstanding presentation will be at the end of the journey during ceremonies at St James’s Square and the Waterloo Room in the East India Club, where the message of victory was originally received by The Prince Regent. The replica Eagles will be laid before HRH The Princess Royal, by Major Percy, as happened with Her Royal Highness’ ancestor exactly 200 years to the day in 1815.
The post chaise journey from Waterloo to London climaxes with The Waterloo Parade, which will see international and British military bands marching and playing from Horse Guards Parade down The Mall.
The Stafford London have unveiled ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’ one Saturday each month with an author. The events include a Q&A with the author hosted by Times and Observer newspaper interviewer Liz Hoggard. The ‘Stafford Saturday Salons’ offer attendees the opportunity to not only hear intimate accounts of the writing process behind each book but also the opportunity to purchase a signed copy, all over afternoon tea with a glass of champagne. Saturday 13th June is with Andrew Wilson, Alexander McQueen biographer. Saturday 25th July with Rebecca Front BAFTA award–winning English comedy actress, Saturday 22nd August, Saturday 19th September, Saturday 3rd October and Saturday 14th November with 2016 dates to be announced. Tickets £15.00. Contact 020 7493 0111.
The Stafford’s Afternoon Tea is in honour of Lady Sarah Lyttelton who had a penchant for the scones made in the kitchens of royal households. It is served daily from 3pm – 6pm in The Lyttelton Lounge, the former dining room of the Lyttelton family home.
Our Afternoon Tea menu changes seasonally. Gluten free Afternoon Tea is also available. Get 10% off our afternoon tea when you quote: “Mayfair & St. James’s Association”. www.thestaffordlondon.com
An Afternoon Tea is an ideal way to celebrate a special occasion or simply a perfect excuse get together with family or friends.
Price per person: £39.95 including a glass of Glenmorangie Whisky.
To make a booking, or for more information, please call 020 7596 3329.
Millennium Hotel London Mayfair, 44 Grosvenor Square, London W1K 2HP
Our own Sunaina Sethi, wine buyer for Gymkhana is pairing up with Sandia Chang from Bubbledogs and Kitchen Table to host an event that challenges preconceived ideas about what makes a great wine, a great pairing and indeed about sommeliers themselves with our ‘Unexpected Pairing’ series.
Monday 1st June, 7pm at Gymkhana
Tickets are priced at £150per guest and must be purchased in advance.
Five course menus with paired Champagnes and wines per course.
The Army & Navy Club is pleased to extend invitations to a talk by Oskar Cox-Jenson, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Music Department of King’s College London. Oskar’s talk (accompanied by The Waterloo Singers) will explore the songs and ballads as sung by British soldiers marching on Paris, by Romantic poets in London Parlours and by ordinary men and women in Britain’s streets, homes and pubs.
Wednesday 3rd June 2015
18.00 – 19.00
POWER LUNCH HOUR
Make a difference with your lunch hour & indulge in Power Hour at Brown’s Hotel Spa. Revive-Relax-Replenish in 60mins:
Revive: 25minute tailored physical coaching session with Marta Beacom. Burn up to 500kcal, boost energy levels & elevate metabolism.
Relax: 25minute relaxing back massage, to sooth tension or stress away.
Replenish: A freshly prepared detoxifying protein shake full of antioxidants, keeping you nourished for the rest of the day.
£65.00. Available weekdays 11am-3pm.
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On Saturday 9th May we are launching our gloriously decadent Q BRUNCH!
Sashay down our sweeping staircase and join our lavish all day brunch party! With all the fun and frivolousness of the greatest of Gatsby soirees, guests can enjoy bottomless bubbles along with truly indulgent brunch dishes, completed by the glamorous sounds of our live music and show-stopping entertainment on the grand stage!
For more information please email email@example.com or call 020 7930 6767.