Saturday, November 29, 2008

Season's Greetings

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Esteemed Clients,

Season's Greeting and best wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

I am still gathering my strength and will return at the beginning of February fit and ready with more to do and go.

In 2009, this will be 30 years that I have been involved in the Hospitality, Events and Charity Sector in the field of general management, public relations and marketing.

I have organised and created events, campaigns and fundraisings with and for Crowned Heads of Europe, Ministers, Tycoons, CEO's, Blue Chip Compagnies and Celebrities.

Always discrete, persistent, consistent and with the attention to detail that makes you ask for me time again, you know that I make it happen and that I get people together.

Locations have been varied in countries and places and included Royal Palaces to Dairies passing through hotels, theatres, museums,music-halls,planes, yachts and some unusual and even unheard of.

Thank you to all who have helped me along the route.

Here to another 30 years!



Sunday, November 23, 2008

Getter better

I am glad to say that I am getting much better now and that I have gained some weight this week. So much so that I will now start to look at my calories intake! Not quite but to be considered. All well ,I will be fit again by the end of January/beginning of February.

I look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes,

Yours ever,


Sunday, November 09, 2008

Looking forward to 2009

After mon operation at the beginning of October, I suffered some complications resulting in my being resuscitated once and being told that I would not make it if I needed a drastic further operation. Anyway, after my hospital spell I am now at home recuperating and getting better by the day.It will take some time and I very much hope to be up and again by January and organise your events and similarly if you hear of a part or full time senior position in hospitality, events, PR, marketing or Charity,please let me know. I am prepared to commit to one or more companies in 2009.

With best wishes,


Friday, September 26, 2008

Slowing down but wait!

Also on


Dear Friends,

True I have to slow down due to an abscess operation on the 8th October, so bear with me till the end of November. I will always answer my phone if I can and will call you back if you ask for it and leave me your details, don't be surprised there might be a larger delay as I get very tired very quickly at present. However I expect double speed six to eight weeks after the operation.

What fun we had with the Mad Hatter's Ball though, please have a look at those pictures above.

For those good wishers, I will be at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Please note that I have taken off the 0800 number, not that many people used it and still prefer to call me on my mobile, 07831 782 200.

I look forward to seeing you again soon,

Best wishes,


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Eccentric Club restoration group on the 29th of August, Friday

Dear Friends,
Here is what I received recently in my mail, I did reply and joined and will organise some whacky things for them, who has never heard of the Eccentrics? Am I one? Answers on a postcard please!

Dear Sir,

We have reasons to believe that our information may be of interest to you, if we are mistaken, we do apologise, we will not contact you again.

The pleasure of your company will be highly appreciated if you would find it possible to attend the first meeting of the Eccentric Club restoration group on the 29th of August, Friday.

We aim to bring back to its rightfully deserved place in the British society this once influential and important in every aspect establishment a history of which is inseparable with that of Britain itself.

More information is available at:

Yours sincerely,

The Organising Committee of the New Eccentric Club

Thursday, August 07, 2008

September Newsletter

Dear Friends,

Hope you are enjoying our typical British Summer. I have been busy finding new venues, places, destinati0ns and other interests for you. Whilst in Provence, I visited my friend Pascal Budor who is director of a most fantastic hotel and restaurant . This is an Alain Ducasse’s establishment.

On the 8th August many of us will be looking at the opening ceremony of the now controversial Beijing Olympics. May the best win and that the Olympic spirit prevails over politics. Our friends from Mossiman’s are there already, looking after the Committee (lucky them)

Some of you might know of Anthony Christian ( If you would like to catch him and find his amazing warehouse filled with over a million pounds worth of his pictures, let me know and I will introduce you to him. Hurry though as he is going to LA on Saturday morning (9th August) for filming.

September is coming and with this so many parties and events, I am only listing a few here and some offers of other services below.

2nd September, 1st Tuesday of the month at the Royal Anglo-Belgian Club is at 6:30 pm and if you would like to attend and have an interest in Belgium, please contact the membership secretary on (

5th September, Guided tour of the JST Tenacious in Canary Wharf Also on the Saturday 6th, for the Jubilee Sailing Trust with the Rotary Club of London.

And the first Friday of the month, Circa is for all the London Gay Professionals and their friends ( Register here: or on previous link or email directly as an alternative. This is a totally FREE event for gay men and women and their friends including a free drink from 7pm till its run out. (And don’t forget to buy the hosts a drink) If anyone is interested to sponsor the websites, the monthly figures are: 3,000,000 hits, 60,000 visitors and 45,000 members and growing; for as little as £15-20 a week, you have a great overture into the ‘Pink Pound’.

9th Septembre, Mardi, Le Cercle se réunit pour une conversation française voyez pour de plus amples informations et réservations.

15th Septembre, Lundi, Le Cercle des Professionnels Francophone de L’événementiel se réunit au Collège Imperial ou Elodie nous recevra, strictement par invitation et pour membre seulement.

I am very pleased to be able to organise private views of the newly renovated Royal Institution before it reopens to the public in October starting on the 15th September, please look at for full details and dates.

16th September, Tuesday, an extravaganza! Mad Hatters Party (not Lewis Carroll) in the midst of the London Fashion Week for The Arts Club Charitable Trust, please see for detail and reservation, please hurry as tables are going fast, many celebrities and fantastic auction prizes.

26th September, the concert for the Arts Club Charitable Trust has been cancelled due to a clash of events in the same venue

29th September, A culinary journey around the world in 80 meals takes its start at the Gaylord Restaurant in Mortimer Street in aid of the Rotary Club of London, this is organised by the International Committee. See details here:

Please see for further offer on the Eccentric Club, Credit Crunch, Britain-China Trade Association, Executive Coaching, Caribbean resorts, Ritz-Escoffier, The Arts Club, ...

I wish you all a fantastic summer, the next newsletter will be October (we will have a visit to the Foreign Press Association), do remember that you can join me at anytime; please let me know what you think about my newest card with the painting at the back, I have many more paintings… Give me feedback at any time; I very much look forward to hearing from you, to seeing you again, to organise many parties for you, to make your networking and to seeing you again soon.

Yours ever,


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Monday, August 04, 2008

website down

Dear Friends,

Seems that my website and emails are down today due to a possible upgrading from our hosting company, please bear with us and do call me on 07831 782 200 or email me on if you would like to join me.

Best regards,


Friday, July 18, 2008


Just back from Holidays to find a giant bag, no kidding see for yourself of bills, invoices etc... but no cheques! Should not have happened but wondered how much impact these two French interns have had over the last two months. If you happened to be one of the persons owing me, please send your cheque or pay by credit card soon. If you would like to donate to me or one of my charities, please do so in the similar manner.
Anyway I have has a fantastically relaxing time in Provence, nothing much more than swimming, eating and drinking for two weeks.

I guess I look relaxed there.

I would like to point to your attention, even though this was sent in the newsletter, (you are not getting it, please let me know) next Friday, this one is full at Woburn Abbey, when Josuah Ellicot a tremendous tenor will be coming to sing for us - The Arts Club Charitable Trust

Jason Bradbury has a gallery opening on the 24th, the day before, on Pall Mall, so ask me and I will let you know where this is.

Friday, April 18, 2008

China, Circa and Francophonie

Wednesday 30th April : for all the China enthusiast:
Art as a commodity and investment
Cultural exchange between the two countries
Book on 0800 084 21 73

Friday 2nd May : Circa Club
The Gay London Professional Club with their friends
Circa-Club May Drinks Party

Free but if you want to stay for dinner, please book through me on 0800 084 21 73

13 may 2008:for all the french speaking people:
Book on 0800 084 21 73 or

I also would like to announce in exclusivity the

The Arts Club Summer & Autumn Concert Series in aid of the Arts Club Charitable Trust (

Join us for an evening of fine music, food and wine with Arts Club member and leading young Australian pianist, David Barnard who will be bringing some of the most sought after singers to entertain you with a wide range of popular music from opera & song to Gershwin & Cole Porter.

Friday 13th June – “Doom & Gloom”

Soprano Deborah Norman made her professional debut as Maria in West Side Story at
La Scala, Milan and at The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden singing Chloe in The Queen of Spades. She has also performed major principal roles with Welsh National Opera and Opera North as well as in demand internationally for gala performances. Notable engagements include Naiad in Ariadne auf Naxos with the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle, Carmina Burana at the Royal Albert Hall, Opera Galas at the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow & Bridgewater Hall and CD recordings with EMI Classics and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Friday 25th July – “Swan Upping”

Studying at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the support of the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, tenor Joshua Ellicott took four of the top prizes at the 2006 International Vocal Competition in s-Hertogenbosch including the overall first prize. He has performed at London's Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Royal Albert Hall and Barbican Hall, operatic performances with most of the major British opera houses and recently the role of Narr in Wozzeck for La Monnaie in Brussels.

Friday 15th August – “All Things British”

Baritone Roland Wood studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and at the National Opera Studio under the support of the Peter Moores Foundation. He has understudied and performed operatic roles for European Union Opera, Aix en Musique Festival, Glyndebourne and English National Opera, as well as opera galas with the Bayerische Rundfunkorchester and the European Union Youth Orchestra in Baden-Baden. He has represented England in the Cardiff Singer of the World (semi-final winner) and in 2008 will be appearing as Renato in Un ballo in maschera for the Nationale Reisopera in the Netherlands, Alfio in Cavelleria Rusticana at English National Opera.

Friday 26th September – “Surf & Turf”

Australian born mezzo-soprano Katrina Waters graduated Royal College of Music’s Benjamin Britten International Opera School in London with distinction. She is strongly established as a international artist in demand for roles here in the UK, Europe and Australia. She has broadcast on BBC Radio 3 as part of a masterclass series with Malcolm Martineau. Her opera roles include Meg Page in Falstaff with Lyrique-en-Me Festival de Belle-Ile, Brittany, Florence Pike (Albert Herring) for the Aldeburgh International Festival and Bianca in the Rape Of Lucretia (Britten). Concert highlights include Mahler’s Kindertötenlieder in Canberra and performances in Sydney Opera House with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra.

Friday 24th October – “Mademoiselle Renard”

One of the world’s most sought after sopranos, Sarah Fox won the 1997 Kathleen Ferrier award at 24 and began her professional career singing Karolka in Jenufa for Glyndebourne Festival Opera and has recently performed first Rhinemaiden in Wagner’s Ring Cycle, Zerlina (Don Giovanni) at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden and Asteria (Tamerlano) for the Bayerishe Staatsoper München. Sarah has appeared regularly at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh Festival with Sir Charles Mackerras.

Australian pianist David Barnard graduated from his Bachelor of Music studies at the age of 18 and received national recognition for his outstanding achievements during his study. He has worked as an accompanist extensively around the UK, Europe and Australia accompanying some of the finest singers and instrumentalists in the profession. He is a Yehudi Menuhin & Britten-Pears Young Artist.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Naymz, sketch and China

Dear All,

Apologies for those who received this invitation from the Naymz, the reputation network, i have deleted my profile, having already a bit too many around! Thank you to those of you who gave me these wonderful references, I appreciate, I invite you to do the same on linkedin that is to my eyes the more reputable business network.

Apologies again for the Sketch club that is now sold out, please register your interest for the next one that will be held sometimes next month.

Please book for China talk on the 30th followed by dinner, this will really be good!

See you again soon!

Yours ever,


Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Sketch Club 17 April

Beginners and all grade welcome! Circa is very mixed and you will feel immediately at ease and relaxed. Under the experienced eye of Agafia Hamilton and Jason Bradbury , our Art Tutors and fellow Circa-Club members, you will be drawing our male nude model, Mark, and be given the opportunity to experience a wide range of techniques and ways of seeing. Skills taught will include expressive line drawing and a variety of tonal approaches. So come and join us for: art tuition, charcoals and paper and supper afterwards to carry on discussion with wine following the class when we will be able to meet and exchange ideas. £ 65 per person all inclusive of half a bottle of wine, supper (2 course meal), service and vat in a most prestigious Club in the heart of Mayfair. Miss out on the supper and conversation and pay £ 28.00 per person for the class only. (Due to Sponsorship) Booking is essential and must be made in advance, numbers are limited. for booking and payment

Sketch Club 17 March 2008 - pictures

Some of the works
participant judging each other's efforts
Jason and Jean-Francois.
The model with a studious audience
some petals

Jean Francois Dor hosted our first “Circa Sketch Club” Evening at the Arts Club in the “Garden Room” on Monday 17 March (7-9.00pm).. People attending very much enjoyed the experience and so will you on Thursday 17th April.

Sketch Club on the 17th April

Rubicon Galleries at the Galleria

Sunday, March 30, 2008

April is coming

April is coming and the days are longer already! Spring is in the air and be in the spirit.

Have you thought about a massage? I had one on Saturday and still feel the effects now! If you are nice I will give you his number!

On Monday, the Rotary Club of London welcomes HE The Ambassador of Russia, in the evening, I am going to the Chopstick Club with Peter Whimster, co-founder with me of the China Britain Trade Association, ( read about the latest on the Olympics. On Tuesday, ... I will tell you later. But do not miss this month:
Circa Club - Gay London Professionals and their friends- on the 4th
The Cercle Francophone on the 8th with Lilla Duva
The Life Drawing Class on the 17th
The China Business Club on the 30th
and please do ask me to organise your events!

If you need any promotion, PR, Marketing and Events, please let me know! My mobile number is unchanged 07831 782 200 and if I am not available please do leave a message, I will always call you back as soon as I can.

Yours ever,


PS: Please accept my apologies if your emails have not been replied to, we had again a huge surge of junk-emails and have just deleted about 6,000 of them, although I have just 'fished' some out, I cannot guarantee that all emails I have deleted were all junk!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Circa Life Class

The first Life Class was great and many people have thouroughly enjoyed meeting each other, drawing, talking and generally were quite studious while drawing. The first Life Drawing Class was a success and the next one in on the 17th April, please book early. You can book and pay on line on the website: under events if you experience problems, please do call Shelley on 0800 084 21 73 who will be able to take your booking and credit card details.

Saturday, March 15, 2008


You will be pleased to know that you can now on the event page of order and pay for the events by credit cards. We are now able to do so over the phone too: Please call me or Shelly on 0800 084 21 73, we are now able to accept credit card over the phone or by email, (no financial records are kept).

Saturday, March 08, 2008

March 2008

Dear Friends, Art Lovers, French Speakers and Chinese Enthusiasts,

Tuesday 11th March, at 7pm is the Cercle Francais at the Arts Club and Roberto Mangu, a larger than life character will present his pictures and talk about them in french. Although born in Paris in 1948, his family has deep Mediterannean roots. Roberto led an adventurous life due to his excessive and rebellious temperament, he hesitated once between becoming a sailor or a sculptor, he studied architecture at the Beaux Arts in Paris and practiced for a few years but his passion, and you will hear this in his voice, is also reproduced on canvasses, he travelled the world and painted monumental works. His CV is impressive and is available if you would like it forwarded.
Again, please call Anna on Monday morning to book if you are a member of the Arts Club, if you are not, please book via this link

Prior to this I would have had a meeting of the Arts Club Charitable Trust and you will notice in the link above that there is a special donation button and feel free to donate if you so wish, here is another link for donation: This meeting will be to organise ‘The Mad Hatter Party’ on the 16th September 2008. Again held in the Arts Club, details of which and more about the Trust:

On Monday 17th March, the very first Life Class will happen at the Arts Club, many artists have already signed up. You are welcome to register here:
On Wednesday 26th March, just after our Easter Break, the Britain China Trade Association has the pleasure to welcome at his China Business Club Dr H. Wang who will speak about the Olympic Games in Beijing and all the peripherals involved in the Games, this will indeed be an insight for our games coming up only in four years from now in London. Please book for this on
More information can be had on the Association here:

For something different, my friend Nick Ellis is producing his Korros ensemble in Cambridge Circus at the Spice of Life pub on the 6th April at 7:30 pm. This is free and for more information please look at

I wish you all a fantastic time and very much look forward to seeing you again soon,

Best wishes,


Thursday, February 21, 2008


Hope you are all OK, fast forwarding as usual and really look forward to seeing you again soon
Here are the pictures taken on the 18th February at the Guildhall with the Beadle and Chamberlain who gave me the freedom of the City, I am now the proud citizen and marketor of the City of London.

off course, Richard was there with me

The hand of fellowship

I was then the youngest freeman of the City for two hours!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Happy New Year and apologies

Dear All,

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2008.

It will teach me to send my best wishes by emails mid december! Since this time and as most replied, I have not been able to download the 16354 emails that are still downloading as I type this. As a result and as there was too many spams received before (to the tune of 600-1000 a day) the only emails that you will be able to contact is, or as indicated on my colleagues cards such as and and dmc, cuba, switzerland, charities, casting, info and entertainment all

As a result of all this, we have not been able to reply to your emails and looked at the various proposals sent. Please bear with us as we anticipate that all will be back in order by monday.

With renewed best wishes,

Yours ever,