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October 2017

Events in October 2017

October 1 - October 31

Violin Masterclass with Maxim Vengerov Masterclass – 1st October http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/violin-masterclass-with-maxim-vengerov Chinese Moon Festival 2017 Annual festival – 4th October http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/chinese-moon-festival-2017 BFI London Film Festival 2017 Annual festival – 4th to 15th October http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/bfi-london-film-festival-2017 Moniker Art Fair 2017 Annual fair – 5th to 8th October http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/moniker-art-fair-2017 London Piano Festival 2017 Annual festival – 5th to 8th October http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/london-piano-festival-2017 October Pub Night Monthly event – 10th October http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/october-2017-pub-night The Guitar in Tudor London Talk – 11th October http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/the-guitar-in-tudor-london The Knights Templar Talk…

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London Literature Festival 2017

October 13 - November 1
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
London, SE1 8XX United Kingdom
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This year sees a specially expanded edition of the festival taking place at the Royal Festival Hall, exploring how literature and poetry can remind us of our shared humanity in a world on the brink. The festival opens with the 50th anniversary of Poetry International, as established and emerging poets transport audiences across the globe. Throughout the festival, writers from the North join British contemporaries as part of the Nordic Matters series, with the middle weekend dedicated to showcasing the…

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Society of Antiquaries of London

October 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly
London, W1J 0BE United Kingdom
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£10

Public tour of the collections at Burlington House This is a unique opportunity to visit the historic apartments of the Society of Antiquaries of London at Burlington House, and to learn about the history of one of Britain's oldest learned societies. The tour takes in the meeting rooms and the library, and some of the remarkable artefacts contained in the Society's collections, such as rare examples of Tudor portraiture, including a famous portrait of Mary I by Hans Eworth and…

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Joo Yeon Sir and Irina Andrievsky in concert

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
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Free

Lunchtime concert at St Martin in the Fields The performers represent the Royal College of Music Programme: Stravinsky: Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss Britten: Suite for Violin and Piano Efrem Zimbalist: Concert Fantasy on Le Coq d’Or Performers: Joo Yeon Sir – Violin Described by Strad Magazine as “exuberant…seductive…with bravura and oodles of personality”, Korean-born British violinist Joo Yeon Sir is a former winner of the prestigious Arts Club Karl Jenkins Classical Music Award (in association with Classic FM), and, on…

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The Impact of Brexit on European Financial Centres

October 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Free

LSE Lecture by Pierre Gramenga, Luxembourg Minister for Finances Pierre Gramegna discusses the dynamics behind the decisions of financial services firms to relocate, or to grow their presence in continental Europe, in the aftermath of Brexit. Pierre Gramegna is Minister for Finances in the Bettel–Schneider Ministry, Luxembourg. Chaired by Professor Kevin Featherstone, Head of the European Institute. At the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. Nearest Underground: Holborn, Chancery Lane This event is free and open to…

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How to spot a Roman Emperor

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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Free

A Gresham College lecture by Professor Mary Beard FSA FBA Mary Beard, who is well-known for her media appearances, will speak on the fascinating topic of images of Roman Emperors. As well as being the Annual Royal Historical Society's Colin Matthew Lecture, the talk is also linked to the City of London's Roman Festival in Autumn 2017. Professor Beard is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge, Fellow of Newnham College and Royal Academy of Arts Professor of Ancient…

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Monophona at Archspace

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tripspace Projects, 339-340 Acton Mews
London, E8 4EA United Kingdom
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£8

Monophona, consisting of band members Claudine Muno, Philippe Schirrer and Jorsch Kass, have made a name for themselves, both in their native Luxembourg but also abroad. They bring together electronics , melancholy and beat to great melodic results. Political and atmospheric, Monophona manage to raise eyebrows with each live appearance, having performed as main act and opening acts for the likes of Fink, Poliça, Elektro Guzzi and Daughter. After "The Spy" in 2012 and "Blackonblack" in 2015, the band is…

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Héloïse Werner and Imma Setiadi in concert

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
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Free

Lunchtime concert at St Martin in the Fields The soloists represent the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance Programme: Mozart: “Se il padre perdei” from Idomeneo Debussy: “Oh, cette pierre est lourde” from Pelléas et Mélisande Debussy: Mandoline, Fantoches et Nuit D’Etoiles Stravinsky: Three Japanese Lyrics Berntein: I hate Music! A Cycle of Five Kids Songs Ewan Campbell: Glynde Aperghis: Récitation No 9  Performers Héloïse Werner – Soprano French-born soprano Héloïse Werner read music at Clare College, Cambridge, where she was also a choral scholar. She is currently completing her vocal studies…

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November 2017

Events in November 2017

November 1 - November 30

Soane Annual Lecture Lecture – 1st November http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/soane-annual-lecture Alix Lagasse and Maria Tarasewicz Concert – 2nd November http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/alix-lagasse-maria-tarasewicz Everyday Life in Roman London Talk – 2nd November http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/everyday-life-in-roman-london Henry VIII and the Break with Rome National Archives lecture by Suzannah Lipscomb – 3rd November http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/henry-viii-and-the-break-with-rome Richmond Literature Festival 2017 Annual festival – 3rd to 29th November http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/richmond-literature-festival-2017 London to Brighton Car Run Annual event – 5th November http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/london-to-brighton-veteran-car-run Candlelight opening of Soane Museum Monthly event – 7th November http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/candlelight-opening-of-sir-john-soane-museum EFG…

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Soane Annual Lecture

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street
London, W1S 4BS United Kingdom
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£10

By Rafael Moneo, at the Royal Institution in Albemarle Street Organised by Sir John Soane’s Museum The Soane Annual Lecture is a new public event that recognises architects, artists, writers and others whose work has broadened and enriched understandings of architecture and the built environment. The inaugural lecture will be delivered by the distinguished Spanish architect, Rafael Moneo, who has devoted his career to teaching, writing and practice. Moneo’s career has embodied the idea of architecture as something that resides…

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Alix Lagasse & Maria Tarasewicz

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
St John’s Smith Square, Westminster
London, SW1P 3HA United Kingdom
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£10

Thursday Lunchtime Concert at St John’s Smith Square The winner of the 2016 Worshipful Company of Musicians’ Silver Medal, Belgian violinist Alix Lagasse joins forces with Maria Tarasewicz, the acclaimed pianist and fellow at the Royal Academy of Music, to present a lyrical programme of works by Ravel, Wagner and Elgar. Alix Lagasse – violin Maria Tarasewicz – piano Programme: Ravel: Violin Sonata in A minor Wagner: Albumblatt Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor Op. 82 Alix Lagasse and Maria…

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Everyday Life in Roman London

November 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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£5

In this lecture Simon Elliott describes a day in the life of a wide variety of Roman Londoners in the mid 2nd century AD when the city was at its height during the Roman occupation. He shines a light on day-to-day experiences in Londinium, from a variety of different perspectives, showing how some things were very similar to our experiences today, but some things very different. Cost: £5 (plus booking fee if booking online) Includes a wine reception. Organised by…

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Richmond Literature Festival 2017

November 3 - November 29

The Richmond Literature Festival is a fantastic celebration of books and words; of tales, talks and ideas, and so much more. During the month of November, it presents a diverse programme of events featuring some of the year's most interesting and thought-provoking books. Topics range from the history of Christmas, through to Brexit and the state of the world today, to walking the Thames Path, uncovering Queen Victoria’s eating habits, talking about physics, and visiting Dickensian London for the founding…

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Henry VIII and the Break with Rome

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The National Archives, Bessant Drive
Richmond Surrey, TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£15

A National Archives lecture by Dr Suzannah Lipscomb Come and enjoy an evening with historian, broadcaster and award-winning academic Doctor Suzannah Lipscomb, as she explores one of the fundamental turning points of the 16th century Reformation: Henry VIII’s separation from the Roman Catholic Church. Suzannah Lipbscomb is an historian, author, broadcaster, and award-winning academic. Her work focuses on Henry VIII and the early Tudor court, with a special interest in the intersection of religious, gender, political, social, and psychological history.…

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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run

November 5
Free

The traditional Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run takes place on Sunday 5th November 2017. It is the world’s longest-running motoring event – the first run took place as far back as 1896, to celebrate an Act of Parliament on the Locomotives on the Highway, increasing the speed limit for ‘light locomotives’ to 14 mph, from 2 mph in towns and 4 mph in the country, and removing the stipulation that an escort had to walk 20 yards in front…

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Candlelight opening of Sir John Soane Museum

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sir John Soane Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3BP United Kingdom
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Free

Candlelight openings of the Sir John Soane Museum take place on the first Tuesday of each month, from 6pm to 9pm. Entry is free, and places cannot be reserved in advance. This is a very popular event, and usually more people arrive than can be accommodated, so make sure to arrive early! The first 200 visitors in the queue at 5.30pm will have guaranteed entry. After this time, it will be one-in-one-out until last entry at 8.30pm. Find out about other candlelight openings at…

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EFG London Jazz Festival 2017

November 10 - November 19

This year, the EFG London Jazz Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary. It takes place between Friday 10th to Sunday 19th November 2017 at a variety of London venues, including the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall, Cadogan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, Rich Mix, Milton Court and the Electric Ballroom. The festival has a reputation for bringing the best and freshest music to the capital, with a wide-ranging programme of concerts by world-class artists and emerging stars. Further information

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Lord Mayor’s Show 2017

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Free

One of London’s grandest spectacles is the annual Lord Mayor’s Show, which this year takes place on Saturday 11th November. A crowd of around half a million spectators cheer the newly elected Lord Mayor of the City of London along the way, and millions more people watch the live BBC coverage. The office of Lord Mayor dates from 1189, and the event in its current form dates back to the 16th century. 9.00am – River Pageant: The new Lord Mayor…

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Luxembourg Society 75th Anniversary Dinner

November 14 @ 7:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Inner Temple Hall, Inner Temple
London, EC4Y 7HL United Kingdom
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£90

The Luxembourg Society is holding a formal dinner in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses the Hereditary Grand Duke & the Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Society, at the Inner Temple Hall, London EC4Y 7HL. Tickets, which are restricted to Society members and their guests, are £90 per person. Dress code: Black tie The event is sponsored by Arendt & Medernach and Bernard-Massard.     The Luxembourg Friends send their congratulations and best wishes to…

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Guitars in Elizabethan England

November 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct
London, EC1A 2DQ United Kingdom
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Buying, selling and owning guitars in Elizabethan England A Gresham College lecture by Professor Christopher Page At St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct What kind of people owned a guitar in London at the time of Elizabeth I, and where did they go shopping for one? It is possible to assemble a remarkably full picture of the instrument's place in the social life and trade of Tudor England. Guitars were an imported luxury from abroad, that came with looking glasses, perfumed…

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November 2017 Pub Night

November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
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We look forward to welcoming you at our monthly pub night, which unusually takes place on the third Tuesday of the month, in order not to clash with the Luxembourg Society 75th anniversary celebrations on 14th November. Please note that this event may not take place at our usual venue, the Liberty Bounds, depending on whether the pub will be closed for refurbishment or not. Please check on this website closer to the date, or look out for the June newsletter and…

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Christmas at Kew 2017

November 22, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Victoria Gate Kew Road
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3JR United Kingdom
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As twilight falls, the magic begins Now in its fifth year, the 2017 winter trail transforms the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew into a magical night-time explosion of festive colours, as visitors embark on a mile-long trail illuminated by a spectacular display of over one million lights. The trail leads past two huge Christmas trees, a scented garden and all kinds of nature-inspired art installations. For the children, Santa’s Snowflake Grotto returns and there is a vintage carousel. Christmas gifts are on…

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Melvyn Bragg on William Tyndale

November 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Richmond Adult Community College, Parkshot, Richmond upon Thames
London, TW9 2RE United Kingdom
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£12

William Tyndale’s translation of the New and much of the Old Testament has brought about more profound changes in the English-speaking world over the past five centuries than the works of any other writer in history. Determined to give English people the Bible in their own tongue, he suffered a martyr’s death so that we could live according to what he saw as the language of truth. For much of his short but determined life he lived in constant danger…

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Spem in Alium

November 25 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square
London, WC2N 4JH United Kingdom
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£14

Candle-lit concert of Spem in alium by Thomas Tallis at St Martin in the Fields The Twickenham Choral Society, conducted by Christopher Herrick This is another chance to enjoy Spem in alium, a 40-part motet composed around 1570 by the Renaissance composer Thomas Tallis. Some consider this piece for eight choirs of five voices the greatest piece of early English music. Programme: MacMillan – Benedicimus Deum Caeli Tallis – Spem in Alium Parry – Songs of Farewell Purcell – Hear…

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Homage to Sax

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
St John’s Smith Square, Westminster
London, SW1P 3HA United Kingdom
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Thursday Lunchtime Concert at St John's Smith Square This concert brings together works from Europe and South America in an eclectic programme celebrating some of the greatest music for saxophone, performed by Jonathan Radford, who has been described as ‘the most gifted saxophonist of his generation’. Jonathan Radford – saxophone Kaoli Ono – piano Programme: Debussy: Rhapsodie Berio: Sequenza Villa-Lobos: Fantasia Caplet: Impression d’Automne Christian Lauba: Jungle Bizet: Ouvre ton Coeur Jean Matitia: Devil’s Rag Jonathan Radford is a Yeoman of…

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