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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds are for the Roof Appeal.
This 45 minute walk delves into the history of one of Britain’s most visited attractions, Madame Tussauds London. Madame Marie Tussaud mixed with French high society until she was imprisoned during the French revolution. Her death masks of executed nobility were displayed in an exhibition at the Baker Street Bazaar. On this walk we learn about the lady, her legacy and the famous faces inside. Free to attend, meet us at 55 Baker Street.
A unique opportunity to glimpse London life as it would have been in the 18th and 19th century – if you were wealthy. Lord Revelstoke, of the Baring banking family, described as ‘one of the most conspicuous consumers’ of his time, bought the building to house his vast collection of antiques and art. A banking crisis (and a Bank of England bailout) still left him bankrupt but a few decades later the building was acquired by the newly formed English Speaking Union whose aim was to promote communication to bolster international understanding and, ultimately, peace. Today the ESU still operates as a members’ club but also runs an extensive educational programme to help young people express themselves and to think for themselves. Our visit will take approximately 1 hour, with a guide to take us through the history of this remarkable place. To reserve a place contact email@example.com or tel: 020 7916 9353. Cost £10 (to include tea/coffee after the tour)
An opportunity to join us in the elegant Boutique Hotel just behind Marylebone High Street to meet new members and old friends. £5 per person. No need to book - everyone welcome.
As part of the National celebration of Silver Sunday, recognising the contribution of older people in society, Westminster City Council have organised for a Tea Party to take place at Zedel’s Crazy Coqs at 3pm on 6th October 2019.
Marylebone residents are invited to this free Tea Party, dancing and entertainment.
The invitation is aimed at Marylebone residents and to be a celebration of older people in our area.
Places are limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
- MA Business Members Only -
Marylebone Association Business Members are kindly been invited to visit Crazy Pizza at 7 Paddington Street, W1U 5QH on Tuesday 8 October from 6.30pm. As they are fairly new to the area many of you may not have had the chance to visit them previously - now here is your chance to enjoy their hospitality whilst meeting up with colleagues old and new. If you and your colleagues would like to join us at this event please do email email@example.com with the names, job titles and business/organisation that you work for.
Following on from last year’s popular evening at the traditional Italian restaurant Anacapri, several members have requested a repeat visit this year.
As previously Emilio will provide the same offer of a three course dinner, with house wine, from the extensive A La Carte menu, (with the exception of fillet steak and Dover sole) for a maximum of only £35 per person including service. Those attending last year will remember the generous portions and free-flowing wine.
The restaurant will take individual payments on the night and if you decide on just two courses, the charge will be lower.
The dinner has been arranged by Lois German and there is limited availability, so please book your place as soon as possible by contacting Lois on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 0207 487 2706.
The unique combination of voices and subtle electronic sounds remains relatively undiscovered. Join us for a concert featuring premieres of works for choir and electronics, conducted by Joseph Tobin. The new works have been written by emerging postgraduate composers studying at the Academy and will be performed by Academy singers.
A Girl Is A Half-Formed Thing - Lazar LiebenbergDialogues on Light & Separation (May the Circle) - Jon Paul Mayseoh pristine example - David Nunn(He Opened His Eyes) - Gary RushtonThis concert is free to attend.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com with the details.
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