Stand Up To Cancer have teamed up with photographer, Ami Barwell, to create an empowering set of images, named ‘Defiance’, that give an honest and unfiltered look at cancer. We will be showcasing the 16 photographs at an intimate gallery space in Marylebone.
The gallery will be open to the public from 12-4pm
Peter Martin, author of ‘The Dictionary Wars’ will speak about how it came about that Noah Webster became engaged in considerable conflict (during the early years of American nationhood) regarding his dictionaries and the English (American) language. His proposed reforms of the English language subjected him to harsh criticism, even ridicule, throughout his life. Peter Martin will talk about this and how it affected the American language – and why, perhaps surprisingly, Webster is still something of an icon in American culture – despite the disappearance of much of his work.
This talk will start at 3 pm and will be followed by tea and cake (included in the ticket price) of £16.58 (or £11.25 to ESU members).
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: firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance so she has an idea of numbers.
Oscar & George On Film
7pm in the Crypt at St Marylebone Parish Church, starting in September 2019
A series of six films featuring the works of Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw with introductions by Professor Paul Loosley.
For this series Paul Loosley examines the broad cinema canon of a couple of fiercely intelligent playwrights; both Dublin-born, who, while both having much to say about London society.
Oscar Wilde was a confirmed aesthete and a lover of all things beautiful. His work reflected both his self-declared wit and was peppered with Lords and Ladies and set in London townhouses.
George Bernard Shaw on the other hand was a confirmed socialist, pacifist and Christian. Frowning on the disparity between the idle rich and the hard-working poor, Shaw managed to lighten his burdensome political statements with clever metaphor and an equally superlative wit.
Before each screening Paul will discuss each film for approximately 30 minutes, giving insights into the playwright, the play and the production of the film. Altogether an interesting, instructive and enlightening evening that will also contribute to the welfare of one of London’s most historic and beautiful places of worship.
10th September George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion (1938)
24th September Oscar Wilde’s An Ideal Husband (1999)
8th October George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara (1941)
22nd October Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan (1949)
5th November George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan (1957)
19th November Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
Tickets £5 each film or £25 for all 6 screenings can be obtained on the door or via the parish office, telephone: 020 7935 7315, email: email@example.com
All proceeds are for the Roof Appeal.
Tales of true life crimes in Old Marylebone, from the Blackout Ripper, a terrifying serial killer, to a murderous butler and a horrific death in a hotel. Find out how the police went about solving these crimes and discover how successful they were in apprehending the culprits. Lasts 90 minutes. Free to attend, meet us at 55 Baker Street.
Few things evoke nostalgia more than old packaging and advertising materials so we expect a lot of ‘Ah, I remember …’ on our visit to the Museum of Brands in Notting Hill. This unique collection, housing more than 12,000 original examples of domestic ‘everyday’ products, is based on the personal collection of consumer historian Robert Opie. Set out in chronological order, we will travel through The Time Tunnel to explore the remarkable story of how our consumer society has evolved, displaying favourite brands in their historical context – from the naïve charm of Victorian times to the greater sophistication of today, reflecting changes in shopping habits, the impact of transportation and the effects of two world wars and the gradual emancipation of women.
Our tour will start at 11 am with an introductory lecture of approx. 30 minutes, and we will then be left to explore the museum in our own time. This can take an hour – longer or less depending on how much time you have. In addition to the Time Tunnel there are some smaller exhibits such as toys of the 1950s, as well as a loop of vintage advertisements on the television.
Since 2015 the Museum has been housed in the iconic London Lighthouse Building at 111-117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, formerly a hospice owned by the Terrence Higgins Trust which also houses a café, a shop and has a large, restful garden. The café provides coffee, tea and pastries to enjoy at any time - in the garden if weather permits – and also serves hot food for anyone who would like a light lunch.
Cost £11 including talk and entrance fee, payable on the day, based on a minimum of 20 people. Please book your place with firstname.lastname@example.org. or phone 020 7486 3709.
Marylebone Town Hall opened in 1920 and was listed in 1981. It has now become part of the London Business School campus but is also still one of the most popular venues in London for weddings and civil partnerships including the marriages of the Beatles and several Hollywood Stars. Learn about the celebrities who liked the venue so much they got married here twice and hear about all the gossip, the history and secret royal connections. Free to attend, meet us at 55 Baker Street.
Cost per person including tea & service £25 (the same cost as last year) payable on the day.
Please book places with email@example.com or telephone 07771 656509.
The event will be held at St Marylebone Parish Church on Friday 6th December 6:30 – 7:45pm. It will be a very special evening of carols, music and readings hosted by Dame Esther Rantzen and a host of The Silver Line's celebrity friends, including Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter, Miriam Margolyes, Jo Good, Tom Conti, Carly Paoli and others still to be announced.
All proceeds will go to The Silver Line is the UK's only free and confidential, 24-hour helpline specifically for older people, open every single day and night of the year.
Tickets are on sale here.
Discover the public art in the Quarter, from memorials, statues including Baker Street’s very own Sherlock Holmes to the treasures in the Wonderpass. Free to attend, meet us at 55 Baker Street.
Helmets, breastplates, gauntlets, swords, muskets and even a cannon! Take a walk through time, from the height of fashion in armour to the deadliest weapons, meet the metal that meant the difference between life and death. FREE to attend, registration will open in January.
The SOE was a secret branch of the military devoted to espionage and sabotage in World War II. Learn about their Baker Street base, their clandestine methods and about more recent secret service offices in the Quarter. Free to attend, meet us at 55 Baker Street.
Learn more about Baker Street Quarter music moguls, composers and singers, past and present, including Dusty Springfield, Gerry Rafferty, Eric Coates, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Jimi Hendrix and Hughie Green. Free to attend, meet us at 55 Baker Street.
If you would like to feature a local event here please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
The Marylebone Association
229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN