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February 2018

Events in February 2018

February 1 - February 28

Bernard Haitink: Mozart and Strauss Concert – 1st February http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/bernard-haitink-mozart-and-strauss Grimaldi Memorial Service 2018 Annual event – 4th February http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/grimaldi-memorial-service-2018 Mischa Maisky cello masterclass Concert – 5th February http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/mischa-maisky-cello-masterclass An Englishman (with Guitar) Abroad Lecture – 7th February http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/an-englishman-with-guitar-abroad Victorian Covent Garden Walk Walk – 11th February http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/victorian-covent-garden-walk February 2018 Pub Night Monthly event – 13th February http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/february-2018-pub-night Steven Isserlis cello masterclass Concert – 16th February http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/steven-isserlis-cello-masterclass Christabel Pankhurst Lecture – 16th February http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/christabel-pankhurst Chinese New Year Celebrations 2018 Annual…

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Everything you know about genetics is wrong

February 27 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square
London, WC1R 4RL United Kingdom
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£5.87

Conway Hall lecture by Dr Kat Arney Many of us learn about genetics in school starting with Mendel and his pea plants. We learn that one gene is linked to one trait, and one gene fault causes one disease. But the recent revolution in DNA sequencing is revealing that it’s much more complicated. People are not peas - and even peas are not peas! From strange patterns of inheritance to real life genetic superheroes living amongst us, whose DNA provides…

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March 2018

Richmond Music and Drama Festival 2018

March 1 - March 20

Each year artists, local arts groups and schools come together to showcase their work in many of the borough’s exciting and interesting venues and performance spaces. In 2018 the festival celebrates the performing arts, featuring a variety of music, dance and drama performances by local artists. Full details of the events taking place this year are being published at the beginning of February. Further information

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Events in March 2018

March 1 - March 31

Richmond Music and Drama Festival 2018 Annual festival – 1st to 20th March http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/richmond-music-and-drama-festival-2018 Maxim Vengerov violin masterclass Concert – 6th March http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/maxim-vengerov-violin-masterclass Paths to the Past Lecture – 6th March http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/paths-to-the-past St James’s Palace, Park and Square Lecture – 7th March http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/st-jamess-palace-park-and-square UFO Files at the National Archives Lecture – 8th March http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/ufo-files-at-the-national-archives Barnes Music Festival 2018 Annual festival – 10th to 25th March http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/barnes-music-festival-2018 March 2018 Pub Night Monthly event – 13th March http://www.luxembourgclub.co.uk/event/march-2018-pub-night An Auctioneer’s Lot Lecture…

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Maxim Vengerov violin masterclass

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road
London, SW7 2BS United Kingdom
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£5

A Royal College of Music event Maxim Vengerov, the RCM's Polonsky Visiting Professor of Violin, has appeared with the world’s finest orchestras and conductors and given solo recitals at major concert halls and festivals around the globe. We’re excited to welcome him back to the College to work with exceptional RCM violinists in this masterclass. This event replaces the masterclass originally scheduled for 1st October 2017, which had to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances. The Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall…

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Paths to the Past

March 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
The British Library, 96 Euston Road
London, NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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£12

British Library lecture by Francis Pryor Discover the hidden corners and forgotten crevices of England's landscapes in this illustrated talk Archaeologist, historian and Time Team expert Francis Pryor explores how landscapes reflect and shape our behaviour. Bringing to bear a lifetime of digging, Pryor delves into England's hidden urban and rural landscapes and unearths their stories, from Whitby Abbey and the navvy camp at Risehill in Cumbria, to Tintagel and Tottenham's Broadwater Farm. Scattered through fields, woods, moors, roads, tracks…

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St James’s Palace, Park and Square

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

St James’s and the Birth of the West End A Gresham College lecture by Professor Simon Thurley CBE Based on new research into the origins of St. James’s, Simon Thurley looks into the ingredients that went into making a court quarter there and the way it formed a blueprint for the new West End of London. This is the first of two lectures on ‘Buildings in the West End of London'. Professor Thurley is a leading architectural historian, a regular…

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UFO Files at the National Archives

March 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The National Archives, Bessant Drive
Richmond Surrey, TW9 4DU United Kingdom
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£7.50

A National Archives lecture by Dr David Clarke Originally set up after a request from Winston Churchill, the Ministry of Defence’s UFO Desk ran for over 60 years, collating mysterious sightings and records of strange objects in the sky. Dr David Clarke, Principal Lecturer in Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University, talks about the remarkable stories behind some of the images from his book, UFO Drawings From The National Archives. Tickets £7.50 The National Archives are at Bessant Drive, Kew, Richmond,…

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Barnes Music Festival 2018

March 10 - March 25

Peace and Harmonies The Festival theme for 2018 is Peace & Harmonies, linking to the centenary of the end of the First World War. It focuses on the positive power of music to console, comfort, inspire, excite and unite. Orchestral, choral, instrumental, jazz and film events from international artists and local groups take place at various venues throughout Barnes. Planned highlights include Elgar Cello Concerto, Bach St Matthew Passion, Haydn Creation, Handel Messaiah, works by Roxanna Panufnik and Howard Goodall…

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March 2018 Pub Night

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square
London, London EC3N 4AA United Kingdom
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Free

Join us at our regular monthly pub night, which is due to take place at the Liberty Bounds Public House, 15 Trinity Square, Tower Hill, London EC3N 4AA. This event is open to everyone, and there is no need to book. Just come along on the night – we’ll be there till late. To find us, look out for the Luxembourg national flag on our table! Tuesday is Steak Night at the Liberty Bounds, so you can order a steak and chips, including a…

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An Auctioneer’s Lot

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL United Kingdom
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Triumphs and Disasters at Christie’s Victoria and Albert Museum lunchtime lecture A giant of the London art market, Lord Hindlip presided over Christie's during a time of great excitement in the art world. The 1960s, 70s and early 80s saw the wholesale denuding of country houses and ransacking of attics right across the country - yielding genuine treasures and fakes (both cunning and clumsy) in equal measure. Here Lord Hindlip recounts a career through the major works of art that…

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Gould Piano Trio

March 18 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street
London, W1U 2BP United Kingdom
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£15

Sunday Morning Coffee Concert at the Wigmore Hall Lucy Gould - Violin Alice Neary - Cello Benjamin Frith - Piano The Gould Piano Trio has remained at the forefront of the international chamber music scene for a quarter of a century. It continues its Beethoven series with the third of the Opus 1 pieces and the inventive brilliance of his final trio, dedicated to Archduke Rudolph of Autria. Programme Beethoven Piano Trio in C minor Op 1 No 3 Beethoven…

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The Guitar at the Restoration Court

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct
London, EC1A 2DQ United Kingdom
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A Gresham College lecture by Professor Christopher Page At St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct When the most famous diarist in English, Samuel Pepys, accompanied Charles II back to London for the Restoration of the monarchy he was given the task of carrying the king’s guitar. From this moment on, the instrument had a the royal seal of approval and some of the best guitar playing in Europe was heard at Whitehall. Court ladies had themselves portrayed with a guitar on…

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History of the English State Lotteries 1694-1826

March 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury
London, EC2V 7HH United Kingdom
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A Guildhall Library lecture by Judith Grant The accession of William III to the throne involved Britain in European wars on a scale hitherto unknown, forcing the country to experiment with new ways of raising money, of which the foundation of the Bank of England and the National Debt remain today. At the same time the Government started lotteries, originally as a marketing tool for the sale of government stock but by the middle of the 18th century to provide…

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A better more beautiful world

March 24 @ 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Kelmscott House, 26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith
London, W6 9TA United Kingdom
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£12

The De Morgans, their lives and legacies A William Morris Society lecture by Claire Longworth De Morgan Collection curator Claire Longworth discusses the lives and legacies of Arts and Crafts couple William and Evelyn De Morgan, in particular focusing on the themes brought to light through the most recent exhibitions at Wightwick Manor in Wolverhampton. The De Morgan collection consists of 58 oil paintings by Evelyn De Morgan and over 800 of her drawings, and some works on paper and…

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Shakespeare’s Ghosts and Spirits

March 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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A Gresham lecture by Professor Sir Jonathan Bate CBE FBA Where do the ghosts in Shakespeare come from? And what about the magic? In this lecture, Jonathan Bate will summon up the ghosts of Old Hamlet, the victims of Richard III and Julius Caesar, revealing their origins in the bloody plays of Seneca. He will then show how such figures from classical mythology as Theseus and Medea provide a key to the association between supernatural powers and Shakespearean art. Professor…

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April 2018

Covent Garden and the two Theatres Royal

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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The Birth of Modern Theatreland A Gresham College lecture by Professor Simon Thurley CBE London is home to two of the oldest working theatres in the world, both founded by Charles II’s patents. They shaped a whole quarter of London, and continue to do so to this day. In a second lecture on ‘Buildings in the West End of London’, Professor Thurley looks at the significance and impact of these great institutions on the development of London. Professor Thurley is a…

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May 2018

Karl Marx – 200 years on

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Museum of London, 150 London Wall
London, EC2Y 5HN United Kingdom
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A Gresham College lecture by Professor Gareth Stedman Jones To mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Karl Marx (5 May 1818) and 150 years since Das Kapital was published in 1867, the lecture will explore the possible affinity between Marx’s work in human history and Darwin’s in natural history. Enthusiasm for Darwin was shared by successive generations of Communists, but Marx’s conception of a ‘natural human being’ was different. In the new political and intellectual climate, Marx viewed…

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Samuel Pepys the Guitarist

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct
London, EC1A 2DQ United Kingdom
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A Gresham College lecture by Professor Christopher Page At St Sepulchre’s Church, Holborn Viaduct At first, Samuel Pepys could see no virtue in the guitar at all and regarded it as a toy or ‘bauble’. Yet he soon changed his mind as he became more interested in Italian music. He arranged for an English merchant in Italy to send him an instrument, and during some of the most troubled periods of his life began to learn it. As a result,…

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