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Thames Walk, Somerset House, Temple Church, Recital & Lunch

11.00 - 11.30 am   Meet for coffee and 'social' downstairs in the coffee lounge on the Tattersall Boat moored near Embankment. Look out for a 'MeetUp' sign or ask bar staff for Joe.

11.30 am Gentle stroll along the river and then into Somerset House to view the first solo exhibition in the UK of the late Malian photographer, Malick Sidibé.

Sidibé is celebrated for his black-and-white images chronicling the lives and culture of the Malian capital, Bamako, in the wake of the country’s independence in 1960.

The exhibition presents 45 original prints from the 1960s and 1970s.

Accompanying the photographs, a gallery soundtrack will recreate the spirit and soul of the nightclubs Sidibé frequented every weekend and the party atmosphere of his own Studio Malick. Curated by DJ, presenter and African music expert Rita Ray, the soundtrack features an eclectic mix of music which would have accompanied Sidibé’s photoshoots, from British and American rock ‘n’ roll and pop songs to Malian roots music.

12.30 pm  Continue stroll up through Middle Temple and into Temple Church...

The Church was built by the Knights Templar, the order of crusading monks founded to protect pilgrims on their way to and from Jerusalem in the 12th century. The Church is in two parts: the Round and the Chancel. The Round Church was consecrated in 1185 by the patriarch of Jerusalem. It was designed to recall the holiest place in the Crusaders’ world: the circular Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

13.15 pm Organ Recital in one of the most historic and beautiful churches in London.

George Inscoe - Organ (a magnificent, newly restored, 4-manual Harrison & Harrison organ)

14.00 pm Lunch together...

Host: Joe  [masked]

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  • LydiaB

    ok Joe, I will text you from the hotel before I head out. I don't have service in London.

    November 29

    • Joe

      Will you be joining us?

      November 30

    • LydiaB

      Joe, I am so sorry but I was not able to send you a message from the hotel. I will try another day. It sounded like fun.

      6 days ago

  • Uwe

    A nice day with a small group of friendly people.

    1 · December 1

  • Maureen

    Joe thanks for organising a very interesting and enjoyable day with lovely people. Have a good holiday.

    1 · December 1

    • Joe

      Thanks Maureen. Glad you enjoyed the day...

      December 1

  • Jacquelyn

    another wonderful, interesting and varied day with lovely company, thanks Joe so much for organising

    1 · November 30

    • Joe

      My pleasure, Jacquelyn. Good to have you along...

      November 30

  • Dee K.

    Interesting day with good company and a variety of venues in lovely weather. Thanks Joe for organising.

    1 · November 30

  • Sue A

    Runny bit late my first train was delayed so missed conecting one should be in Waterloo by 11.10 and hopefully make it to the boat before you leave

    November 30

    • Joe

      Call or text me when you get to Waterloo, Sue... I'll let you know exactly where we are. We'll be at Tattersall Castle till 11.30am....

      November 30

  • Tony L

    So sorry but not feeling too grand today. Hope you all have a nice day

    November 30

    • Joe

      Ok Tony. Get well soon...

      November 30

  • Joe

    Sure...call me on the day...
    [masked]

    November 29

  • LydiaB

    Hello, this sounds like a great day. I am a flight attendant and was wondering if I could join the group at the church since I land around 8;30am and need a quick nap.

    November 29

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