Lawrence of Arabia, the Arab revolt and the forgotten few who shaped it

Historian, Philip Walker, will be offering a complimentary talk which explores the Arab Revolt of 1916-18.

A key group of British officers based at Jeddah saved the Arab revolt from likely collapse both before and during T.E Lawrence’s indispensable involvement. In particular, the influence of Colonel Cyril Wilson over the revolt’s leader. Sherif Hussein of Mecca was at least important as that of Lawrence over Emir Feisal. Without the diplomatic and intelligence work of Wilson’s team, the world would not have heard of ‘Lawrence of Arabia’.

The forgotten men’s lost story provides a fresh and timely perspective and the Arab Revolut during its centenary.

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Chilgrove Gin Tasting

Along Chelsea’s beautifully curated artisan street, Pavilion Road, sits Pavilion Wine, the wonderfully established wine shop overflowing with delicious wines perfect for every occasion.

On 14, 21 and 28 August at 7.30pm, join for a complimentary Chilgrove Gin tasting evening.

Chilgrove Gin is created in a sleepy hamlet in the Sussex countryside using an unusual technique and is made of Sussex grown botanicals and distilled from grapes. Its smooth and balanced taste is perfect, irrespective of occasion or season so why not book your spot to discover more.

 

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Longines Global Champions Tour

The Longines Global Champions Tour returns to London for another year of world-class showjumping, and will be held in the beautiful grounds of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea.

LGCT brings together top showjumpers from around the globe to compete in prestigious locations for unprecedented prize money. This year, in its 13th year, starts in the spectacular destination of Mexico City, with the introduction of St Tropez and the addition of the magical city of Prague to the star studded 2018 calendar. The Championship spans three continents and takes in the world’s great cities including Paris, Monaco, Madrid, Miami Beach, Shanghai, Rome and Doha, and we’re delighted that London is on the agenda too.

The year’s event will feature the sport’s Olympic and World Champions, including Great Britain’s Rio Olympic Gold Medallist Nick Skelton and members of the London 2012 Olympic Games Gold Medal Team.

To be part of the action, book tickets here.

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NYO Jazz

A concert forming part of the first ever European tour by Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Jazz Orchestra musicians aged between 16-19. They will showcase the fantastic American music for big band from Basie and Ellington to today’s Jazz greats and include special guest singer Dianne Reeves. Enjoy some of the Jazz classics from five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves, whose vocal power and big personality has been compared to the likes of Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald.

Celebrate jazz and incredible talent, both established and developing at this wonderful concert. Tickets and further information available here.

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Brush Letting Calligaphy Workshop

Take part in this exciting workshop with Graphic Designer and Head Letter, Claire Price, from CTP Creative. Brush up your calligraphy skills at this artistic ink and nib workshop and learn how to create your own unique style and produce striking shapes and letter forms. You will leave the workshop with new calligraphy know-how with a new nib and ink in hand to continue honing your new skills.

For further information or to book your place, click here. Tickets cost £20 which is redeemable against purchases of £30 or more.

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Operation Husky: 1943

In this complimentary talk, Will Fowler will discuss the amphibious and airborne assault in Italy in 1943. Operation Husky was one of the Second World War’s major campaigns in which the Allies captured the island of Sicily from the Axis powers. Learn more about the details of the initiative and its wider implications.

Booking is recommended – here.

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Strawberries & Screen

Strawberries & Screen, Duke of York Square’s popular Wimbledon screenings, return from 13-15 July. Make sure you’re in front of the giant screen on the Square to catch the finals and men’s semi-finals of Wimbledon.

Taking place on the gorgeous green, you won’t be able to miss a single swing of the nail-biting matches. Soak up the atmosphere with a glass of Pimms of fizz from Partridge’s pop-up bar, and a delicious treat of strawberries and cream. Why not bring along a blanket to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine?

The Little Foxes Club will also be on hand with softball tennis coaching for the mini-Murray’s, alongside traditional fun and games for younger children.

Complimentary VIP seating is also available to book. Check out the Duke of York Square for further information here.

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Pity

The latest play to land at the Royal Court in Sloane Square is Rory Mullarkey’s new play which asks whether things are really getting worse, and if we care.

 

A normal day. A person stands in the market square watching the world go by.

There’s ice cream. Sunshine. Shops. Some dogs. A wedding. Bombs. Candles. Blood. Lightning. Sandwiches. Snipers. Looting. Gunshots. Babies. Actors. Famine. Fountains. Statues. Atrocities. And tanks. (Probably).

Tickets are from £12, book yours here.

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Once Upon a Time

The Red Star Theatre Arts return to the Chelsea Theatre with an wonderful, family-friendly, performance of ‘Once Upon a Time’ on 8 July.

Follow the journey of Joseph Bricklehurst, a boy with a wild imagination as he’s joined by an all star cast of characters. Joe and Matilda get whisked away to far off lands by the mischievous Cat in the Hat in this charming collection of musicals.

Performances will be at 11am and 4pm at £14 an adult and £10 per child. Book yours here.

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Annoushka Jewellery: Behind The Scenes

On Saturday, 7 July head behind the scenes at Annoushka for a journey through the jewellery brands philosophy and inspiration.

From 2.30-4.30pm, enjoy an welcome talk in-store, a short talk from Design Director, Liz Olver, with time for a Q&A, a chance to flick through Annoushka’s sketch books, delicious tea-time drinks and bites to eat, plus try on some of the fabulous jewellery in store. t

Tickets cost £19.31 and can be booked here.

These will be quarterly sessions so keep your eyes peeled for the next!

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