Thursday, 21 November 2019

DANCE, MUSIC & CONVERSATION with Menaka PP Bora, Alan Yentob & Guests - Royal Albert Hall Friday 29th November @7:30pm

Dr. Menaka PP Bora
Multi-award winning classical dance soloist, Bollywood choreographer-actor and musicologist.
Celebrated for her youthful take on classical dance and music, Menaka is the winner of the coveted Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in Music in Britain and Sangeet Natak Akademi Yuva Puraskar (India's most prestigious national award in classical dance)
Alan Yentob
Legendary British TV broadcaster and former Creative Director of BBC
In conversation with Menaka PP Bora
Hope you are well and that you will be able to support Menaka PP Bora in her Elgar Room debut performance at the Royal Albert Hall, in the Elgar Room,  on Friday 29th November 2019 at 7:30pm.
This show is multi-cultural and  includes freshly choreographed pieces from classical and experimental South Asian dance and music and is a milestone in her career.
8 pm: The show starts in a conversation on ideas, inspiration and humanity in 21st century cross-cultural London with legendary British TV broadcaster and former Creative Director of BBC, Alan Yentob.
 8:35 pm: South Asian classical dances including Sattriya - a 16th century old Indian classical dance from Assam based on traditional drums and music and blended with modern sound technology (the track was played on BBC Radio as world music), played by renowned guests musician and musicologists Prof. John Baily and Veronica Doubleday.
9:00 pm: Interval  - Refreshments available in the room.
9:15 pm: Experimental dance inspired by India followed by raga based music and dance piece , Lariya. This will be played with a rare Afghan instrument called Rubab, see below.
9:45 pm: Carriages
Thank you for your consideration and do get your tickets soon with the Royal Albert Hall directly (£16.50) on
Yours sincerely, 
Rubab, robab or rabab is a lute-like musical instrument originating from central Afghanistan. The rubab is mainly used by various ethnic groups in Western Asia. Rubab is one of the national musical instruments of Afghanistan. It has "proliferated throughout West, Central, South and Southeast Asia.
This show is cross-cultural, emphasizing The Arts and looking into the Orient.
DANCE, MUSIC & CONVERSATION with Menaka PP Bora & Guests
This show brings together an immersive visual world using contemporary classical and experimental South Asian dance and music responding to a fresh conversation on culture and identity in contemporary London.

“ the exquisite Indian dancer...” (The Skinny at Edinburgh Festival) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Tuesday, 15 October 2019

£15 tickets (usual prices £35 & £45) for ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop

Sadler’s Wells have allocated my mailings lists some £15 tickets (usual prices £35 & £45) for ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop (please e-flyer below).

The £15 tickets are for the following performances:

Wed 23 Oct at 7.30pm
Thu 24 Oct at 7.30pm
Fri 25 Oct at 7.30pm
Sun 27 Oct at 6pm
Tue 29 Oct at 7.30pm
Wed 30 Oct at 7.30pm

To Book please call the Ticket Office on 0207 863 8222 or online  and use the promocode “HipHop15

Please note that these tickets are limited and will be sold on first come basis and also that this offer must be booked by Sunday 20 October.

ZooNation's sensational hip hop hit returns with a bang to its West End home, The Peacock.

This five-star irresistible dance musical tells a comical tale of love, mistaken identity, cross-dressing and revolution – all played out in ZooNation's trademark style.

Bursting with charm and energy, Some Like It Hip Hop is packed full of breathtaking hip hop dance, Kate Prince’s razor-sharp choreography and infectious, original music brought to life by an extremely talented cast.

"A whirlwind of hip hop dance, bright storytelling and boundless energy."
The Independent

Exclusive discount offer*:
£35 seats for £15 Tue - Thu
£45 for £15 Fri + Sun

Valid for the following performances:
Wed 23 Oct at 7.30pm
Thu 24 Oct at 7.30pm
Fri 25 Oct at 7.30pm
Sun 27 Oct at 6pm
Tue 29 Oct at 7.30pm
Wed 30 Oct at 7.30pm

Just quote “HipHop15” online, over the phone ( 020 7863 8222) or in person at The Peacock Ticket Office.

Book by 20 Oct

*Subject to allocation availability. Not available retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offer. £3 transaction fee applies for phone and online bookings. Offer valid for the specified performance only. Offer ends 20 Oct

Friday, 11 October 2019

Thank you for coming yesterday

Thank you for coming and to Kim Rix for speaking yesterday, it was a great talk, and as we sat down was a bit longer than usual but even the challenging questions made it for being a thoroughful enjoyable evening. I hope that you enjoyed it as much as  I did. 

For those of you who did not make it through the "Extinction rebellion" who were very peaceful, you missed a very enticing talk and the opportunity to buy Kim's book. 

You still can do this though through here website:

 I have started mine and am already fascinated by it.

Friday, 4 October 2019

Schedule of speakers

10th October  2019 - Kim Rix - Gemmology
14th November 2019 - Roland Marsden - China's influence.
9th January 2020 - Frank McGillion - Author
13th February 2020 - Cedric Torrossian - Proptech
12th March 2020- Sandra Shevey- Hitchcock
9th April 2020-Dexter Moscow - Stand up and sell.
14th May 2020- Frank Tuscany FBKS - Margery Booth TBC 

£10 Tickets Offer for We Dig at Oval House

Good Afternoon.

I’ve just been allocated some £10 tickets by the Oval House for WE DIG (please see e-flyer below).

We Dig is an exhilarating new theatre project led by Emma Frankland alongside some very special trans artist guests from the UK and all across the world,
including Travis AlabanzaGein Wong, Tamarra, Morgan M Page.

We Dig will be taking over the Oval house for 3 week from tomorrow Friday 4 Oct to Sat 19 Oct, 7.30pm.
and will feature a guest performer each night.

To take up on the £10 tickets offer please call the Oval House Box Office on 0207 582 7680 or online and use the promocode WEDIGYOU.

I would be grateful is you can please help us pass on this information to your staff, networks and members.

Thanks for your support.


Bid Mosaku
Audience Development
07875 092469

Monday, 30 September 2019

Clovelly talks with Lord Peter Rickets GCMG GCVO 4th November

Clovelly Talks 

                              DIRECTOR    :  THE HONOURABLE MRS ROUS
 4th NOVEMBER 2019
   “National Security, Re-thinking Britain’s role in the world.”
Lord Peter Ricketts GCMG GCVO
Lord Ricketts was a British diplomat for 40 years. In the final stage of his career, he served as Permanent Under Secretary at the FCO 2006-10, and as Britain’s first National Security Adviser from 2010-12. In that capacity he established the National Security Council, and oversaw the 2010 National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence and Security Review. He was Ambassador to France 2012-16. Earlier in his public service, Lord Ricketts specialised in security and crisis management issues. He served twice in the UK Delegation to NATO, in the 1970s and again as Permanent Representative from 2003-6. He was Chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, and Political Director in the Foreign Office from 2001-3, dealing with policy on the Afghanistan and Iraq interventions, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. After retirement, he was appointed a cross-bench member of the House of Lords (=non-political) and divides his time between business activities (including as a Strategic Adviser to Lockheed Martin UK) and public policy work. He is a Visiting Professor in the War Studies Dept of King’s College London, and a Senior Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute. Among his charitable activities, he is Chairman of the Normandy Memorial Trust, charged with building a national memorial in France to all those who fell under British command during the Battle of Normandy in 1944.

Telephone: 01237 431200
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Monday 4th November 2019
National Liberal Club, Whitehall Place, London,
 SW1A 2HE.
Lord Peter Rickett
National Security, Re-thinking Britain’s role in the world.”
6.45pm to 10.45pm   
      Reception, Dinner, Lecture, DEBATE
                         (Black Tie, Ethnic, Bow Ties) :  £85 each
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