Le Cellar Wine Club

Tuesday 26th March is the next Wine club meeting at Le Cellar, 130 St John Street, London EC1V 4JS This time is all about WHITE GRAPES. Try some wine, talk & learn about wine, try more wine. Educational and sociable. 6.30pm or 8.15pm start £35 Limited availability, booking required. www.lecellar.co.uk Email: bonjour@lecellar.co.uk Tel: 0207 689 9115 … [Read more...]

Real Nappy Cashback Scheme

Eight million disposable nappies are thrown away every day - that's an incredible three billion each year! The Recycling Team is pleased to offer parents who live within the City of London the chance to receive up to £54.15 cash-back towards the cost of purchasing real nappies or using a real nappy laundry service. Why choose real nappies over disposables? Save money…The average baby gets through 5,000 disposable nappies from birth until being potty trained, which costs parents between £700 and £1,000! Research shows parents could save anywhere from £150 to well over £1000 by using real … [Read more...]

Life at Ground Level – A Village School in India

Talk in the Barbican Library on April 10th at 12.30. Susan and her husband Martin travel to India every year, focusing on a small school they support in an impoverished area of Tamil Nadu, South India.  The Library Talk is about the school and the village that has grown up around it. The project's aim is to give very poor children some literacy and numeracy skills to help them to a good start in life.   Over time these aims have developed to include the health and economy of the village as well. So much is heard of India's growing wealth, but this is  the story of the … [Read more...]

Hidden Station tours

New season of Hidden London disused station tours to go on public sale on Friday 8 March includes new event: Aldwych and Darkest Hour film screening ·         New Hidden London Aldwych tour with complimentary film ·         Churchill fans can also enjoy the ever-popular Down Street tour ·         Ten different Hidden London events to choose from ·         Bond fans will love the Charing Cross and … [Read more...]

Waves of the Modern Age at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Waves of the Modern Age Waves of the Modern Age: an RGB Universe at HSBK by Carnovsky Free entry // Launch Night Tuesday 5th March Running until end of June 2019 Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen will be transformed into an Instagrammers dream from 5th March, with the installation of an RGB Universe exhibition. The iconic live music venue will be covered in the artist Carnovsky’s dramatic printed wallpaper which explores the interaction between colour and light. The RGB Universe will encompass the natural elements of the universe with scenes depicting jungles, seas, animals, flowers … [Read more...]

Charterhouse Garden Tour dates

Charterhouse Garden Tours Revealing the hidden Charterhouse gardens The Charterhouse announces Garden Tour dates for 2019 The Charterhouse, the unique historic site and almshouse in Clerkenwell, will be opening up its gardens to visitors throughout Spring, Summer and Autumn in 2019.  The gardens, which are for the benefit and wellbeing of almshouse residents, have been designed, planted and tended by former Head Gardener Claire Davies for the past nine years. Now they are under the care of new Head Gardener Kate Robinson who previously worked at the Geffrye Museum. The tours will … [Read more...]

Seen and Heard at the Guildhall Art Gallery

Seen & Heard, an exhibition at the City of London Corporation’s Guildhall Art Gallery is open until April 28th and features 50 Victorian paintings exploring the changing role of children in Victorian Britain. The Music Lesson, Lord Frederic Leighton, 1877. One of the paintings in the exhibition. With paintings from the Guildhall Art Gallery’s own collection and important pieces loaned by Tate Britain and the Royal Academy on display, the exhibition will include works by artists such as Pre-Raphaelite pioneer, John Everett Millais, and Thomas Webster RA, which cast the era in a new … [Read more...]

The Charterhouse Great Chamber project

The Charterhouse wins National Lottery Funding for major Great Chamber project Great Chamber The Charterhouse, the seven-acre historic site on the border of the City of London, is delighted to announce its success in being awarded National Lottery funding of £391,100 to renovate its unique Great Chamber, the last surviving Tudor Great Chamber in London. Additional funding from The Wolfson Foundation, the Linbury Trust, and the Schroder Foundation will also support this major project. Made possible with money raised by National Lottery Players and supported through the Heritage … [Read more...]

LORNE CHRISTIE X CULT VISION: CULT FILM COMPETITION

Lorne Christie is a local artist and sign writer in Barbican. His initial studies were in Industrial Design, technology and 3D modelling. After 20 years of creating promotional videos and animated graphics, he has returned to the family brushes and embraced his roots of traditional craft and sign writing.  The collaboration with Lorne is a celebration of Cult Films. Each letter has been chosen from a shortlist of about 100 (20th Century) Cult Classic Films. The hand painted letters are drawn from the original film posters in their original unique fonts. The first person who can … [Read more...]

Art workshops at the Charterhouse

Charcoal interiors with light 28th January 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm Spend a day creating a rich charcoal study of the historic Charterhouse interiors. Learn how to express light and space through charcoal and mark-making while exclusively exploring the varied architecture from across six centuries. Suitable for all levels of experience and ability. Tutor: Lucy Brennan-Shiel Cost: £50.00 / Friends £45.00 Book your place here Tracing histories 18th February 2019 | 10:00am - 3:00pm Tracing time - tracing communities - tracing now. From brick-laid inscriptions honouring a … [Read more...]