Marcel Proust and the Medicine of the Belle Époque is an exhibition to be held at the RSM Library.
It opens on Monday 12th November 2018 and it runs until Saturday 26th January 2019.
The novelist and essayist Marcel Proust was the author of possibly the greatest work of twentieth-century fiction, A la Recherche du Temps Perdu (In Search of Lost Time), a work that fairly bristles with medical references, metaphors, and doctors who possess varying degrees of ability. Proust’s life (1871-1922) spans almost the whole of the Belle Époque period (1870-1914), a time when profound new scientific and philosophical theories were challenging the very foundations and forcing a re-appraisal of human knowledge, theories and exploration the like of which had never been seen before.
The exhibition is drawn from the collection of the RSM Library and includes works by members of Proust’s family (his father and brother were both distinguished doctors) and by some of the leading French physicians of the day, many of whom are depicted in fictional guise throughout A la Recherche du Temps Perdu.
Open to all
Library opening hours
Monday - Thursday 09:00-21:00
Meets usually 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.
Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park will be open on 22nd November 2018 from 4-10pm for a special public preview. From 23rd November 2018 until 6th January 2019 we will be open every day from 10am – 10pm, except Christmas Day. It’s not just Santa that needs a rest on Christmas Day!
From Monday 3rd December, New Quebec Street will be home to Marylebone Gin’s first ever pop-up bar, dedicated to the locally-distilled British spirit. The Marylebone Gin X New Quebec Street takeover will feature an exciting programme of masterclasses, talks and a special Saturday brunch throughout its two-week duration.
Demonstrating that Christmas is not just for mulled wine and eggnog, guests will be able to celebrate the party season in style in a botanical wonderland inspired by Marylebone’s fashionable 18th Century pleasure garden, providing a unique space for work team outings or drinks with friends during the festive period. The botanicals that grew in these historical gardens are captured in Marylebone Gin’s unique flavour and aroma.
In addition to a drop-in gin bar, there will be a host of experiences to enjoy that shine a spotlight on Britain’s favourite spirit; A ‘Gin at Home’ masterclass will see experienced mixologists de-mystify cocktail techniques, which participants can then re-create at home. Gin-lovers will have the chance to learn about the ‘History of Gin’ in an in-depth talk, whilst enjoying a welcome drink and tastings. On Saturdays, guests can attend an exclusive Bloody Mary Brunch in partnership with Bloody Bens, featuring specially curated food pairings by neighbouring restaurant, Boxcar Butcher & Grill. For a mid-week treat, The Grazing Goat will be serving food pairings to accompany gin tastings on Wednesdays.
For those unable to get their hands on tickets to the food pairing events, there will also be a host of festive specials at the street’s eateries, allowing guests to combine a visit to the pop-up bar with lunch or dinner on the street. Daisy Green will be serving Christmas classics with an Antipodean twist, whilst contemporary gastropub, The Grazing Goat, will have a Christmas set menu throughout December. For a unique work Christmas outing, parties of up to 30 people can follow a visit to the Marylebone Gin bar with a three-course set lunch, including canapés and cocktails, at Boxcar Butcher & Grill. Christmas shoppers can also take advantage of exclusive promotions at New Quebec Street’s independent shops; British swimwear brand, Paolita, will offer a 30 per cent discount on 2018 collections and 10 per cent off the 2019 collection, whilst acclaimed interior designer, Eliska, will have a 10 per cent discount on Christmas decorations throughout the duration of the Marylebone Gin X New Quebec Street takeover.
Opening dates and hours:
From Monday 3rd December to Saturday 15th December (The pop up will remain closed on Sunday 9th December)
Mondays - Fridays: from 12pm to 10pm
Saturdays: from 11:30am to 10pm
Tickets will be available by the end of November. Visit www.portmanmarylebone.com for more information.
Join the Lord’s Taverners annual Carol Concert for all the family.
The evening features popular carols sung by the St Marylebone Parish Church Choir and festive readings from our well known celebrity guests, featuring two-time BAFTA winning actress Joanna Lumley, BBC series Versailles’ star Jessica Clark and acclaimed musician Joe Stilgoe.
The concert will be conducted by Nicholas Cleobury, Head of Opera at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffth University, Brisbane and Founder Laureate of the Britten Sinfonia and will be recorded for broadcast in December on Classic FM.
Further details of this year’s unmissable line up will be announced shortly.
£18 Groups of 6 or more
£15 Groups of 10 or more
Under 16’s go free
Timing: 6:30pm concert
More information and to book:
lordstaverners.org/events 020 7025 0022
Sponsored by Maggie and Roger Smith
The Player's Theatre Club Winter Party
Two Course Supper, Steak & Kidney Pie, Sherrt Trifle, Coffee and Petits Fours.
Two Part Traditional Music Hall Show
Tickets £70 (£65 to MA members)
A stellar group of artistes and have already signed up:
Peter John whose “Fairy” is clocking up thousands of hits on YouTube (“She” is much better in the flesh!)
Eloise Irving, a beautiful singer and harpist
Martin Milnes – one half of the successful Ferris and Milnes duo
The established Chairman/accompanist team of Clive Greenwood and Laurence Payne
Online – using the form below. You can pay by Paypal or debit/credit card.
BACS – The Players’ Theatre Club – Sort Code 090128 – Account 89107358
Join us for our annual wine & elegant canapés party and a chance to meet friends and neighbours and some of the committee members at the January Association get-together in the private Members Oriental Club. The Club founded in 1824 with the Duke of Wellington as the Club’s first and only President, this Grade I listed Stratford House is one of the most impressive surviving examples of Georgian architecture in this part of London.
Tickets £30 each to be purchased online here or by cheque by 15 January made payable to “The Marylebone Association” to Sheila Green, 26 Vincent Court, Seymour Place, W1H 2ND (tel 020 7262 7157, email Sheila.email@example.com ).
If you would like to feature a local event here please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
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