What we're about

If you enjoy seeing art exhibitions or foreign films (in small groups of 6-8) followed by coffee on the weekend, going to the theatre, the opera or jazz venues, this is the group for you. You may also be interested in hosting the occasional event, especially when I'm away. As it's a new group, it may change over time to accommodate the interests of members. If you are interested in an event that hasn't been listed, please message me and I'll see if I can schedule it.

Upcoming events (4)

The Ey Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain SOLD OUT

Tate Britain

This major exhibition brings together 45 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists Van Gogh and Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. Some of his most famous works will be brought together from around the world – including Shoes, Starry Night on the Rhône, L'Arlésienne, and two works he made while a patient at the Saint-Paul Asylum, At Eternity’s Gate and Prisoners Exercising. They will be joined by the very rarely lent Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery. Van Gogh lived in England as a young man for several crucial years. He walked the streets alone, dreaming of the future. He fell in love with British culture, especially the novels of Charles Dickens and George Eliot. And he was inspired by the art he saw here, including paintings by Constable and Millais which are featured in the exhibition. They affected his paintings throughout his career. The exhibition also looks at the British artists who were inspired by Van Gogh, including Francis Bacon, David Bomberg, and the young Camden Town painters. It shows how his vision set British artists on the road to modern art. We will go for coffee after the exhibition. A maximum of 20 people can attend this event so if you don't have a ticket please change your RSVP until you do. NB: THERE IS CURRENTLY A WAITLIST SO PLEASE DON'T BUY A TICKET UNTIL YOU ARE CONFIRMED ON THE WAITLIST! Tickets cost £22 and need to be purchased in advance. I have booked the timeslot 1.30pm: https://shop.tate.org.uk/ticket/options?variant_pr_id=7065-20190504-1481459 Before you book, please read the terms and conditions: https://www.meetup.com/London-Culture-Club/pages/28566194/Terms_and_Conditions/

Pierre Bonard the Colour of Memory

Tate Modern

This is the first major exhibition of Pierre Bonnard’s work in the UK since the much-loved show at Tate 20 years ago. It will allow new generations to discover Bonnard’s unconventional use of colour, while surprising those who think they already know him. Born 1867, Bonnard was, with Henri Matisse, one of the greatest colourists of the early 20th century. He preferred to work from memory, imaginatively capturing the spirit of a moment and expressing it through his unique handling of colour and innovative sense of composition. The exhibition concentrates on Bonnard’s work from 1912, when colour became a dominant concern, until his death in 1947. It presents landscapes and intimate domestic scenes which capture moments in time – where someone has just left the room, a meal has just finished, a moment lost in the view from the window, or a stolen look at a partner. You can book tickets for this exhibition here (I have booked the 2.30 entry): https://shop.tate.org.uk/ticket/date?cgid=6959 NB: The meetup has a maximum of 15 so if you don't have a ticket please change your rsvp until you do so that others can attend. Before you book, please read the terms and conditions: https://www.meetup.com/London-Culture-Club/pages/28566194/Terms_and_Conditions/

Leonardo da Vinci Anatomist - Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace

This exhibition is the largest ever of Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of the human body. Leonardo has long been recognised as one of the great artists of the Renaissance, but he was also a pioneer in the understanding of human anatomy. He intended to publish his ground-breaking work in a treatise on anatomy, and had he done so his discoveries would have transformed European knowledge of the subject. But on Leonardo’s death in 1519 the drawings remained a mass of undigested material among his private papers and their significance was effectively lost to the world for almost 400 years. Today they are among the Royal Collection’s greatest treasures. This meetup has a maximum of 15 people so if you don't have a ticket please change your rsvp until you do! Tickets start at £13.50 and you can buy them here. I have booked 2.15 entry: https://tickets.rct.uk/queens-gallery-buckingham-palace/leonardo-da-vinci-life-drawing/2019 Before you book, please read the terms and conditions: https://www.meetup.com/London-Culture-Club/pages/28566194/Terms_and_Conditions/

Noel Coward's Present Laughter at the Old Vic

The Old Vic

‘I knew how deep your longing must be to have someone really to love you, to be with you, when I saw that dreadful prostitute come out of the spare room.‘ 'That was not a prostitute. It was the husband of one of my dearest friends!’ As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching. A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, narcissism and loneliness, Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter. Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noёl Coward’s provocative comedy. The cast also includes Luke Thallon, Sophie Thompson, Suzie Toase and Indira Varma. https://youtu.be/cdWQIFZAH3Q You can buy tickets from £21 here. I am sitting in the Dress Circle A29 : https://www.oldvictheatre.com/availability/present-laughter Before you book, please read the terms and conditions: https://www.meetup.com/London-Culture-Club/pages/28566194/Terms_and_Conditions/

Past events (10)

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