A special breakfast event, to hear from the young people and businesses involved in our Mastering Your Future Employability Programme and find out how you can support the programme moving forward.
2-3 Degrees, with support from the Young Westminster Foundation and Westminster businesses have spent the last few months working with local young people as part of an exciting Employment Academy.
The aim of the programme has been to provide information and opportunities about employment but also to inspire and motivate young people in Westminster with the confidence and self-esteem to improve their employability opportunities.
Young people from Westminster youth clubs and Westminster Academy have taken part through interactive and engaging workshops and employer visits, which will develop positive interactions between the young people in the Borough and employers.
If you would like to bring along a Westminster business unknown to the YWF, please speak to Phil - firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at The Natural Kitchen, 55 Baker Street, W1. Two sessions, starting around 5 pm and 6.30 pm - but come and go/play as you please. Scrabble sets and dictionaries provided. New members please contact Rosemary Forgan, tel 07887 891977, email: email@example.com in the first instance so she has an idea of numbers.
GUEST AUTHOR EVENING - Tuesday 28th May: Peter Grimsdale, ‘High Performance’ & Stephanie Calman, ‘Confessions of a Bad Mother: The Teenage Years’
A lively conversation is promised as husband-and-wife Guest Author duo, Peter Grimsdale & Stephanie Calman discuss their respective books, ‘High Performance. When Britain Ruled the World’ and ‘Confessions of a Bad Mother: The Teenage Years’. The couple will go on to compare notes on working and living alongside one another as writers.
With ‘High Performance’ examining the glory years of British racing car design that came with the 1960s, Peter profiles the mavericks of their time who were shaped by war time experience and fuelled by contempt for convention. ‘Confessions of a Bad Mother’, on the other hand, finds Stephanie studying the behaviour of teenagers with a candid, touching and humorous approach as she comes to realise your teenager is not the enemy after all!
Start: 6.15pm Price: £17.50 per person (to include a glass of fizz and canapés following the talk) Tickets to attend must be reserved in advance by contacting Durrants Hotel directly: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 935 8131. For more details visit www.durrantshotel.co.uk
Westminster City Council’s service provider FM Conway commenced construction works for the Hanover Square Public Realm Improvements in February 2019. The first phase of works began on Harewood Place and have continued into the northern section of Hanover Square.
A key part of the Public Realm Improvements is to enhance the Hanover Square Gardens, we would like to hear your thoughts on these proposals.
The gardens are an invaluable and much-loved asset in this important part of London which sit at the heart of the area’s townscape. The gardens have fantastic potential to be improved as a genuine oasis space for the use and enjoyment of local residents, workers and visitors alike throughout the day.
As part of the consultation, we would like to invite you to our drop-in session. This will be an all-day event so you are welcome to come along at any time throughout the day
There will be presentations from the Project Team at 10:00am and 1:00pm. This drop-in session will seek to answer any questions you may have and help us understand your views on the proposals.
We want to know your views on our proposals and the what types of facilities you would like to see within the gardens.
‘MEET-OUR-NEIGHBOUR COFFEE MORNING’ - Thursday 30th May: Annabel Lewis of VV Rouleaux
Hat decoration is very likely to be covered during an ‘In conversation with…’ get-together with VV Rouleaux’s owner Annabel Lewis at Durrants Hotel on Thursday 30th May. How old-world know-how blends with fresh urban cool to inspire designers and decorators, stylists & crafters and other lovers of colour and texture will be explored over cake and coffee at May’s ‘Meet-our-Neighbours’ event.
Annabel Lewis founded VV Rouleaux (www.rouleaux.com) in 1990 with the belief that ‘there are no barriers between fashion and decorating, home and catwalk’. Her treasure trove of a shop in Marylebone Lane supplies the finest ribbons, couture flowers, swooning feathers, gorgeous trims, fancy tassels, cute pom poms and all manner of beautiful bits and bobs.
Durrants Hotel’s new series of ‘Meet-our-Neighbours’ coffee mornings sees Durrants inviting various like-minded names and interests in the Marylebone neighbourhood to chat about their work and inspirations. Guests themselves don’t have to be living or working in the area - you may simply be a visitor wanting to discover more about what makes Marylebone such a special part of the capital.
Coffee morning: Start 11am £12.50pp Tickets to attend must be reserved in advance by contacting Durrants Hotel directly: email@example.com or 0207 935 8131. For more details visit www.durrantshotel.co.uk
‘Churchill: Walking With Destiny’ by Andrew Roberts
This year’s speaker at the inaugural Evelyn Wrench lecture will be acclaimed historian and journalist Andrew Roberts. His biography of Sir Winston Churchill has enjoyed rave reviews. Through tantalising new sources, including the private diaries of King George VI, Roberts will paint a picture of former ESU Chairman Winston Churchill’s powerful sense of destiny and his belief in the central role of the English-speaking peoples in promoting Western civilisation.
18:30 Reception with a welcome glass of wine
19:00 Lecture begins followed by a Q&A and book signing
20:30 Two-course dinner with Andrew Roberts
For guests wishing to dine, an intimate two-course supper (with wine) with the speaker will be served in Dartmouth House's elegant WedgwoodRoom.
Tickets for the lecture and a glass of wine are £35 plus a £2.90 admin fee. Tickets for the lecture and dinner are £100. This celebratory evening is in support of the ESU's education programmes. Every ticket sold will help the English-Speaking Union in its work to give young people the speaking and listening skills and cultural understanding they need to thrive.
Event runs until 10 June
WellFound invites you to Gill Shaw’s latest exciting exhibition in the Crypt at St Marylebone Parish Church.
An exhibition of uplifting photographs showing the difference water can make to villages in Guinea Bissau. WellFound is a small charity doing big things in Africa.
Private view on 30th April in the Crypt from 2-4.30pm with afternoon tea.
Are you watching your kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span?
Amid fears that screen time is affecting our children’s mental health and a drop in grades, Government is now suggesting that mobile phones should be banned in schools and for the first time ever they will be issuing official guidelines on how much time our children should spend in front of screens.
A recent study by OffCom showed that Children aged between 12-15 years old spend an average of 20 hours a week online and 17 hours using a mobile phone. It is therefore vital as parents that we get to grips with how growing up in the digital age is affecting our children.
Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw this happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction.
Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find a balanced world and provides practical resources to help them do it.
We are thrilled to present, this documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time. Afterwards we will hold a short Questions and Answers session, with local experts to help us with some of the answers.
Book a place here. Any queries please email firstname.lastname@example.org
An opportunity to meet new members and old friends in the wonderful Atrium Restaurant surroundings.
No need to book - everyone welcome. £5 per person. Why not stay on and visit the Wallace Collection itself.
An incredible venue in the heart of Marylebone will be transformed into North Shore High School, giving you the chance to step into the world made famous by Cady and The Plastics! It’s going to be SO FETCH!
Film starts at 8pm
TICKET PRICE: £25
(+ £2.50 booking fee)
Join us for this walking tour with Blue Badge Guide, Christine Jarvis, who has conducted several previous walks for the Association.
Although we may all know the area, this fascinating walk will cover coffee houses, gentlemen’s clubs and some of the oldest shops in the country, which were set up to cater for the royalty and the court of St James.
The tour will last an hour and the pace can be relaxed as although there is so much to see the actual distance travelled is not too far.
Christine donates her fee of £90 to Combat Stress and the RNLI.
Our cost therefore will be payable in cash on the day, divided equally by the number of attendees (but likely to be between £7-£9). To book please contact Lois German by email email@example.com or on 0207 487 2706.
Always a sell-out, Marylebone’s biggest garden party will take place on 19 June with just 400 tickets available!
Taking place in the beautiful, and usually private, Portman Square Garden, guests will experience a fine evening of fanciful food and revelry. Unlimited five star food and drink will be served by the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill and Home House in the garden filled with live music, games and fun for a night to remember. During the evening there will be a grand charity raffle with lavish prizes donated by Marylebone businesses, plus, all guests will also receive an exclusive goodie bag. Every year all profits are donated to a local charity and we’re delighted that this year’s chosen charity is Greenhouse Sports, which helps nearby disadvantaged young people.
The party’s sponsors Home House, Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill, Invesco Perpetual, The Portman Estate, Marsh & Parsons and Seddons. While, Barclays, Eliska Design, Sanders and Anne-Marie Sanderson Photography have all provided invaluable backing for the event.
Tickets at £45.00 per person – with all profits going to Greenhouse Sports.
Be quick, tickets for this year’s Portman Square Garden Party are now on sale!
Find out more and book tickets https://www.portmansquaregardenparty.com/
In accordance with Article 6.4 of the Constitution, I hereby give notice that the Marylebone Association Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday 25th June 2019 at the Swedish Church, 6 Harcourt Street, Marylebone, London W1H 4AG at 7:00pm.
The business to be conducted at the meeting is as follows:
Nominations for election to the general committee should be made in writing to the Hon. Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 21st June 2019 with the consent of the nominee having first been obtained.
Please RSVP to confirm your attendance and submit your questions to email@example.com
Please Note: The last date to RSVP is the 21st June 2019
Your cooperation in these matters is greatly appreciated.
We are delighted to welcome Opera Brava to The Regent's Park for the first time. Please note this production will take place on Nannies' Lawn which can be found on the Inner Circle in Queen Mary's Gardens between Regent's Café and The Open Air Theatre.
From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heart breaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La Traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Fans of Muriel Spark's 'The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie' will know that Jean Brodie took her girls to see the Carla Rosa production of 'La Traviata' in Edinburgh.
Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s fantastic melodies include the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing.
Christopher Lane’s production for Opera Brava will bring out all the emotional colour, from the first discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion.
Christopher Lane has assisted on four major productions at The Royal opera House.
If you like this event, you might also like Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro at the same venue on 27 June 2019.
We are delighted to welcome Opera Brava to the green spaces of The Regent's `Park for the first time. Please note this production will take place on Nannies' Lawn which can be found on the Inner Circle in Queen Mary's Gardens between Regent's Café and The Open Air Theatre.
With a professional cast of top-class performers, lavish costumes and period sets, the production promises first-rate quality in the green heart of London at very reasonable prices.
Mozart's Marriage of Figaro has all the ingredients of a classic piece of 18th century literature -- passion, lust, betrayal, deception and ultimate forgiveness.
International baritone Hakan Vramsmo plays Count Almaviva, the over amorous villain of the piece who's determined to upset the marriage plans of his two servants Figaro and Susanna with his "droit de seigneur" designs on the young girl.
Figaro Ian Beadle, for his part, is desired by Marcellina (played by International mezzo soprano Louise Crane), to whom he owes a substantial debt. Marcellina plots to force Figaro to marry her as a forfeit for non-payment.
Her plan looks as if it will succeed until it is revealed, incredibly, that Figaro is in fact Marcellina's long-lost son!
Meanwhile, Susanna (soprano Stephanie Bodsworth) hatches a counter-plot with the Count's wife (soprano Amanda Buckland), herself coveted by the amorous page-boy Cherubino(Melanie Lodge), to foil the Count's plans to seduce Susanna and expose his adulterous intentions.
Susanna agrees to a night-time rendezvous with the Count but it will in fact be the Countess who is to meet and confront her husband.
Disaster almost ensues when Figaro stumbles upon what he believes to be Susanna and the Count locked in an embrace and is beside himself with rage. However he learns the truth just in time and the humbled, humiliated Count is forced to beg his wife for forgiveness.
Under the direction of Bronek Pomorski and with Robert Bottriell as musical director, opera fans -- and newcomers to the classical entertainment -- are in for a real treat with this traditional production.
Completing the cast are International tenor Martin Rendle as Basilio and Curzio, and Geoffrey Moses Covent Garden soloist(bass) as Bartolo and Antonio.
If you like this event you may also like Verdi's La Traviata on Wednesday, 26 June 2019 on Nannies Lawn (one performance only).
A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Paddington Street Gardens on 28 June.
Tickets now on sale.
Famous people connected with St Marylebone Parish have long shaped the world through music, art, architecture, literature, invention and innovation, medicine and healthcare, and the annual Festival, now in its fourth year, tells and celebrates some of their stories. More information in next month’s newsletter or see www.stmarylebonefestival.com where you can also book tickets.
Event runs until 20 September 2019
Breathing is so much more than simply biology. From babies’ first cries to our final dying gasps, breath is our constant companion on the journey through life.
This new exhibition draws on art, philosophy, anthropology, medicine, history and literature to demonstrate the unique role of respiration in human life and culture.
Combining research from the ‘Life of Breath’ project led by the universities of Durham and Bristol with contemporary artworks, and alongside objects from the Royal College of Physicians’ amazing 500-year old collections, these new displays vividly convey how breathing is not simply a bodily function, but a force that allows us to speak, laugh and sing.
In the UK today one in five people has breathing difficulties or respiratory illness. In fact, respiratory disease is the third biggest cause of death in the country. Yet, despite this startling reality, to many people breathlessness as a condition is – like the air - invisible.
Seeking to break through this silence and stigma, the exhibition brings together the voices of patients and clinicians through time, speaking to the vital importance of breath itself and the atmosphere we all share.
From an Italian Renaissance Bible to a Victorian edition of Charles Dickens’ classic novel ‘Bleak House’. An 18th century medicine jar that once contained ‘dried fox lungs’ to a 21st century cyclist’s breathing masks. From one of the earliest ever stethoscopes to the moving and graphic account of a young man caring for his father in the final stages of illness. A pipe of peace to an advertisement for ‘asthma cigarettes’. The incredibly diverse objects on show relate how breath can contain profound social and spiritual meaning, as well as being a marker of both health and illness.
Occasionally harrowing, often hopeful, never less than intriguing and frequently inspiring ‘Catch your breath’ reflects on the ways in which we experience breathing and breathlessness, how doctors have diagnosed and treated the diseases which cause distress, and how artists and writers have sought to capture this most fundamental of human actions.
The exhibition seeks to raise our consciousness of breath and breathlessness, to tackle the stigma that surrounds breathing problems and place this universal act - that defines human life and yet so often goes unnoticed by so many – in the forefront of our minds.
The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of events and late openings for more details visit the website at https://history.rcplondon.ac.uk/event/catch-your-breath
If you would like to feature a local event here please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
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