Wednesday, November 04, 2009
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Esteemed Clients,
Christmas is now only a few weeks away and indeed
I have great pleasure to invite you personally to the “Salon d’Or”©™, a distinguished membership Club with a monthly gathering in the most exclusive surrounding. http://salondor.eventbrite.com/.
I am also announcing the creation of the “Collection d’Or”©™ in the new year, A high standing collection of venues, restaurants, hotels and services for the discerning clientele. Please enquire if you are such.
"I am easily satisfied with the very best" Sir Winston Churchill
The Anglo-Belgian Community will be present on the 6th November at Westminster Abbey at 6pm for the reenactment of the Torch Kindling Ceremony that has been carried ever since after the second World War to link our two countries in a symbolic and moving gesture.
http://torch.eventbrite.com this is a free event.
On the same evening Circa is moving to the
Saturday 7th November, The Commonwealth Countries League organise the First Caribbean Evening, Cuisine, Steel Orchestra, Dancers etc… see details here http://carribbean.eventbrite.com
On the 9th November is
Flandersremember, by invitation from the Flanders Representative.
- My good friend Nicholas Ellis and his Camarilla Ensemble are having their debut at the Wigmore Hall www.mondayplatform.org.uk The Arts Club Charitable Trust, which I have the honour to be the Chairman, (www.acct.blogspot.com) supported the Ensemble since its inception in 1998 at the Royal Academy of Music.
- the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Festival of Freedom is a free event and my partners in Berlin are offering various other events, please ask Stephan Ullerup at Quality Travel and mention my name for best attention, they are also offering packages for the Christmas market in Vienna and other town both in Germany and Austria. Kreuzbergstr. 30, D-10965 Berlin
- Tel +49 30 788 9086 0 Dir +49 30 788 9086 21 Fax +49 30 788 9086 19 email@example.com
On the 10th November
- Le Cercle Francais, hosted by David King est le 10 novembre mais je n’y serai pas car j’organise un evenement dans le cadre du WTM (World Travel Market) voir detail de la conference. http://cercle.eventbrite.com/ sur l’Ecole de Nancy.
of some of the Arts Club pictures at Bonhams in Knighstbridge http://www.bonhams.com/cgi-bin/public.sh/pubweb/publicSite.r?sContinent=EUR&screen=Catalogue&iSaleNo=17723 Sale
On Friday 13th November, The Eponymous Eccentric Club will host its annual dinner of the date. Http://eccentricdinner.eventbrite.com and on the day of King’s Day. The 15th, my God-Daughter, Noemie, is 20!
On the 18th November France vs Ireland Play-off for the World Cup 2010 with packages starting at € 300 with hospitality at 100 meter of the Stade de France to official VIP within the Stadium prestige or box seats, ask me for information
On the 19th November, the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce organises the Golden Bridge Awards, please let me know should you wish to have details.
On the 26th will see the convivial eccentric club drink http://eccentricdrink.eventbrite.com and on the 29th the Eccentric Club will see the Snooker Tournament that will take place at the Savile Club with other Clubs representatives (members only).
In December, the first is
- World Aids Day and please do take some time to think about it and those who have left us and those suffering throughout the World. http://www.worldaidsday.org/
- St Nicholas is coming to the Royal Anglo-Belgian Club (www.ra-bc.com).
- A Charity rugby dinner for South African Captain John Smit in the Honourable Artillery Company: http://johnsmit.eventbrite.com
On the 2nd the EIBTM kicks on in
On the 5th
- Circa is back again this time in Chelsea,
Fulham Roadat the Queen’s Elm Gallery in Fulham Roadwith many surprises.
- The wonderful Bal de Paris in the Palais du Plessis-Belliere in the Place de la Concorde http://baldeparis.eventbrite.com/
On the 7th A champagne visit of Spencer House at Lunch time http://spencerhouse.eventbrite.com/
On the 11th is the Eccentric Club Dinner http://eccentricdinner.eventbrite.com
On the 11th is the Eccentric Club Dinner http://eccentricdinner.eventbrite.com
On the 15th The Cercle Francais will show the Film: Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot avec Jacques Tati
On the 15th The Cercle Francais will show the Film: Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot avec Jacques Tati
On the 16th, Rio Ferdinand live the Dream Foundation launches at Old Billingsgate with an opening by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and guests include: Robbie Williams, David Furnish, James Corden (Gavin & Stacey) Top Premiership Players from Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and England colleagues, Frank Lampart and a who’s who of stars from TV/Soap Stars, Fashion, Film, Music, … your chance to rub shoulders with a galaxy of stars at the sames time as supporting the foundation. Book here: http://rioferdinand.eventbrite.com
To follow an EEC concert on the 13th January 2010, A Soyer dinner on the 3th February, Rotary International Day on the 22nd February, a Belgian Flavoured Tour of London on Saturday 13th March. A private visit of the Garrick Club on the 5th and 6th of May http://garrick.eventbrite.com/
Never forget to have fun, life is too short to be bored. Live your fantasies and love and achieve your dreams.
I very much look forward to seeing you again soon.
Friday, September 25, 2009
I started work again at the beginning of June this year and after a trip to Paris for which I am still working towards an achievement, I had Circa, met friends at the Ritz, heard Lord Janner of Brandstone, replaced the bathroom, went to Ascot, sponsored the Gay Business Association, went to Bournemouth, the Guards Chapel, London Pride, Socialite evenings, Doggett’s Coat and Badge Race, Cenotaph, Cercle Francophone, Café de Paris, Hartwell House, Oxfordshire, Society’s events, Eccentric Club’s Events, the Mansion House, Wales, Belgium, Chelsea Physic Gardens, Decayenne’s Events, The Roof Garden, Kenwood House for the Last night of the Proms, was interviewed by “Ici Londres”, met Ambassadors, Ministers, Tycoons, Aristocrats, fashion designers, models started the ‘Salon d’Or’ and went to a few more networking parties and enjoyed life in general: just the run of the mill.
This month I have to still point out that on Monday afternoon, we have an exceptional visit with Professor Frank James of the Royal Institution on the 28th at 2:30 pm
Tuesday 29th a fortitude of artists come together to exhibit and raise money to help launch WWW.HIV-VIPCLUB.COM 6-10pm at the Queen’s Elm Gallery, 241 Fulham Road, SW£ 6HY. Contact Jason Bradbury firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 30th at 7:00 pm a talk by Jasper Becker to the Britain China Trade Association http://bcta0909.eventbrite.com
Thursday 1st October, Thursday the Rotary Club of London organises a Golf Day for its Children Charities, as the teams are already made, please let me know asap if you really want to join them at Hadley Wood.
Saturday 3rd October : A Concert of Opera Aria in the lovely Grosvenor Chapel in Mayfair http://artandculture.eventbrite.com
Sunday 4th October is the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe in Longchamps. Transfer by Jet to Le Bourget or Stay at the Chateau de Bagnols and transfer into Paris by helicopter (1h45’)
Monday 5th October is the Club Circa for Gay London Professionals and we shall be at the Met Bar in Park Lane
Friday 9th October: The Eccentric Club dinner http://eccentricdinner.eventbrite.com
Tuesday 14th October: Le Cercle Francophone http://lecercle.eventbrite.com with a projection of La Bete Humaine with Jean Gabin,
Thursday 15th October: Peter Golding’s Jazz ensemble is at the Arts Club; contact me to join our table in the evening (with fellow eccentrics) http://cafedjango.eventbrite.com
Saturday 17th October is the Commonwealth Fair at Kensington Town hall from 11:30 to 6:00pm see www.ccl-int.org.uk
Tuesday 20th Lord McLennon speaks to the Whitefriar’s Club, contact me for details.
Wednesday 21st The Gay Business Association organise a seminar at Andaz see www.gba.org.uk for details
Tuesday 27th, Lord Williamson of Horton in the County of Somerset speaks at the Annual Dinner of the Anglo-Belgian Society, please let me know if you would like to join me. http://absdinner.eventbrite.com
Thursday 29th, The Eccentric Club convivial drink party returns: http://eccentricdrink.eventbrite.com
Friday 30th October is a Dinner for the International Cultural Exchange in the Peers Dining Room. 7 pm for 7:45pm http://peers.eventbrite.com
Monday 2nd November is the James Bowman concert at the Banqueting Hall 1-2pm http://jbowman.eventbrite.com
The rest of November will be so busy that you might not see me emerge before December but more soon.
I look forward to seeing you again soon,
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Dear Friends, Colleagues and Esteemed Clients,
June has passed us by in a flick and we have been very busy in and around
On the 6th July, I joined the events committee of the Worshipful Company of the Marketors (link below).
On the 9th, I attended a workshop organised by Melia Hotels in London and met again friends from the industry who mingled and booked rooms across Spain, Germany and UK, Emmanuel Ray evening was on the same night and I met some very talented artists and many young people with bright ideas, more to come.
A small group gathered afterwards at the
Monday 13th, Sir Ian Mills came to talk of his charity to the Rotary Club of London and the 14th after a fitting good bye to
As I am writing this I will go and listen to Nicholas Ellis and its quintet at the Royal Overseas League for the launch of their new CD. Tomorrow showcase of the shadow lounge and Friday Champagne Dinner at Hartwell House before two garden parties over the weekend in the Country. I am passing by several parties that I have to go to, one at the Chelsea Arts Club and a breakfast at the HAC
The next events that you must attend are:
On the 28th I will attending a banquet at the Mansion House and if some are interested to join me, please let me know, however be warned that this is not cheap. Similarly there might still be one or two tickets left for the Red Cross Ball in
On Friday 7th August, Circa, the Club for Gay London Professionals and their friends will be in the garden (www.circa-club.com) of the Arts Club. As every first Friday of the month, weather permitting.
Tuesday 11th august, I think that this is time to: “parler francais dès 19 heures”. www.lecercle.eventbrite.com
On the 20th I will attend the 30th anniversary party of Gay Times Magazine at the Roof Garden and on the 22nd the last night of the Proms at Kenwood.
I am also announcing the creation of the Salon d’Or that will see some musical, poetic, and political events. We always avoid in polite society to talk about politic, religion and sex, yet we never seem to stop thinking about it. We will debate, talk and enjoy conversation around drinks and nibbles and perhaps dinner. This is a membership Club and for £ 15 per month, you will get invitations to the most exciting events you can get, its first event is on Tuesday 25th August to get to know each other’s.
Thursday 27th and it is eccentric time again as every fourth Thursday of the month. (see above) From the 11th September, (we will have our anniversary dinner, who would have thought that this is already 2 years since the phoenix or should I say owl came back again) The Eccentric Club will have a monthly dinner party.
Friday 4th September, Circa Club www.circa-club.com
Tuesday 8th September Cercle Francophone see http://lecercle.eventbrite.com/
Friday 11th September, Second anniversary of the Eccentric Club’s revival. http://eccentricanniversary.eventbrite.com
Saturday 12th September Monza Race Course (please ask me for corporate entertainment)
Thursday 24th September, Eccentric Club Drink www.eccentricdrink.eventbrite.com
Monday 28th September, Talk by Baroness Sue Grenfell at the Rotary Club of London (please apply to me) followed by a visit of the Royal Institution of Great Britain lead by Professor Frank James http://ri.eventbrite.com
For the golfer amongst you, the Rotary Club of London organises a ‘tournament’ at Hadley Woods on the 1st October
Friday 9th October, Eccentric Dinner http://eccentricdinner.eventbrite.com
Tuesday 13th Cercle Francophone http://lecercle.eventbrite.com/
Thursday 15th October The eccentric Club Snooker competition
Tuesday 27th October, Lord Williamson of Horton will be the guest speaker at the Anglo-Belgian Society annual dinner
Thursday 29th October, Eccentric Club Drink www.eccentricdrink.eventbrite.com
Friday 6th November, Kindling of the Torch at
Saturday 7th, The Lord Mayor’s Show
Sunday 8th, Remembrance Sunday
Tuesday 10th November, Private Party
Wednesday 11th the Cercle Francophone will exceptionally be held on the second Wednesday http://lecercle.eventbrite.com/
Thursday 12th November, Visit of the Damien Hirst New Paintings at the Wallace Collection http://wallace.eventbrite.com/
Friday 13th November, Eccentric Club Dinner http://eccentricdinner.eventbrite.com
Thursday 26th November, Eccentric Club Drink www.eccentricdrink.eventbrite.com
Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December EIBTM in
Tuesday 8th, Cercle Francophone http://lecercle.eventbrite.com/
Friday 11th December, Circa www.circa-club.com
and Eccentric Dinner http://eccentricdinner.eventbrite.com
Monday 14th December, Arts Club Christmas Ball
Friday 22nd January, to be confirmed, fundraising dinner for Crusaid with Circa Club
If you would like to become a member of the
Similarly for the Arts Club (www.theartsclub.co.uk)
With regards to games for the big boys and girls, come and play at the City Golf, where not only golf is played and games are top of the leagues.
For next year, I will organise, one morning, an exclusive visit to the famed Garrick Club looking at the various pictures and follow this by Tea and Biscuits.
Commission a portrait from Dennis Gilbert, a dear friend of mine. www.dennisgilbert.net
Have your Dorian Gray in the attic or simply enjoy it on your wall. Portrait drawings are from £ 350. Please let him know that you seen this in my newsletter.
Do you want to create your illusion? Eye Candy in 3D Holographic projection with clients inclusing Madonna, HRH Prince Charles, Cisco, Microsoft, BT and more. To create these display costs from £ 250 per day plus VAT, please let me know if you would like a demonstration.
Want to travel by helicopter to the major sporting events, hurry before they are being requisitioned by the army see www.premiair-aviation.com
I would also like to point you in the direction of the St Stephen’s Club in St Jame’s with its own garden and lovely premises at a short stroll of the Tube Station and the Park, this is ideal for your parties,particularly since it is managed by a fellow Belgian, Bernard Moray.
Finally, I always enjoy Waddesdon Manor at any time of the year
and so Cliveden.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Newsletter June and July 2009 – Jean-Francois Dor
No picture in this newsletter just some dates to remember:
Monday 1st June, Dr Vince Cable will speak at the Rotary Club of London about the Economy today.
Tuesday 2nd June
- Maatjes arrive at the R. Anglo-Belgian Club (please email email@example.com for an invitation.,
- China Ethos is launched at Shanghai Blues
- City Golf Corporate Showcase
- London Launch has a showcase at
One Bishop Square
Wednesday 3rd Calvin Well with his unique voice will delight us in a concert at the Savile Club. Call the Club on 020 7629 5462 price of £40 per person includes meal
- day of the European Parliament Election
- Emmanuel Ray has one of his ‘Socialite Evening’ http://socialite-evenings.webs.com/eventsactivities.htm at the Millennium Mayfair
- I am setting off to
for a meeting that according to Tarot Cards will change my life, finger crossed everybody ;-) Paris
Friday 5th I will host Circa and Velvet in the garden of the Arts Club, please apply for your free invitation: http://www.circa-club.com/events/gay_mens_events_london_glpjune09.php Come for a free drink and get the chance of free entry to Shadow Lounge later and get into the silent auction with fabulous prizes to be won such as a 26 inches flat screen television!. Register also on http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=7211412827&ref=ts for the Gay Professional Network, if you are so likeminded.
Saturday the 6th is the Oxford Pride organised for the second year by Mazz Images http://www.oxfordpride.org.uk/
Sunday the 7th
Monday 8th Rotary Club for Lunch and the Aegon tennis Championship starts
Tuesday 9th , I intend to visit the Art and Antique Fair on before saying thank you to Jacques Delacave for his outstanding service on the board of the RABC.
Thursday 11th , I will attend the Wine Society’s AGM but seems that at the same time Movenpick is opening its Defina flagship so will have to share myself again.
Saturday 13th I will attend a concert celebrating Mendelssohn Bicentenary given by Santiago Mantas at the Rosslyn Hill Chapel in Hampstead. Tickets at the door start at 7:30 pm call 02077310010 for details
Wednesday 17th GBA meets at Andaz in
Thursday 18th I will turn 45 and will go for a week in
Perhaps time to take a break.
Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th is the Forum of Human Impact on Climate Change in Geneva. Chair: Kofi Annan, President, Global Humanitarian Forum; UN Secretary-General (1997-2006); Nobel Price Laureate
Event Dates http://www.ghf-ge.org/
Of note, between the 23rd June and the 19th July at
Friday 3rd ICE will host a dinner on the Terrace of the House of Lords
please look at http://houseoflords.eventbrite.com
Belgiumcelebrates the 75th anniversary of the Cenotaphe Ceremony in and Belgian people will receive notification nearer the time of the very important visit we may have. Whitehall celebrates its 800th anniversary and the Marketors will enjoy a day of festivities in the City dressed in Medieval costume. On the 17th will be a joint fundraising for HIV and the Arts at the Arts Club, likely price will be £ 15.00 minimum donations for drinks and canapés. London Bridge
Friday 17th will be a fundraising for HIV people and their friends who would like to socialise in an informal manner, please apply to me £ 20.00 per person to include wine and canapés. There will be a silent auction with fantastic prizes.
Tuesday 28th The Worshipful Company of Marketors will host a banquet at the Mansion House.
Thursday 30th Rhian Powell marries Alan Doyle so will be in
- I have been asked to deputised Imants von Wenden in his charge of Chairman of the Eccentric Club. http://www.eccentricclub.co.uk/
- The Arts Club Charitable Trust raised £ 12, 950 shared with the Artists donating and thank you on behalf of the Trust to all who attended purchased and donated these fantastic paintings and prints for the Artist’ Soirée.
- I have been reappointed on the Committee of the Gay Business Association
Enjoy the summer!
+ 44 7831 782 200
Friday, April 24, 2009
On Friday 1st May, Circa and Velvet celebrates the second year of our staying at the Arts Club, please apply for your free invitation: http://www.circa-club.com/events/gay_mens_events_london_glpmay09.php Come for a free drink and get the chance of free entry to Shadow Lounge later and get into the silent auction with fabulous prizes to be won.
Register also on http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=7211412827&ref=ts for the Gay Professional Network, if you are so likeminded.
Saturday 2nd May, Andrew Logan has another exhibition at the Round House. See his website www.andrewlogan.com
Tuesday 5th May is the 1st Tuesday drink at the R. Anglo-Belgian Club in Knightsbridge see www.ra-bc.com
Wednesday 6th May, Emmanuel Ray, flamboyant as ever is hosting an evening at Kumo in Beauchamp Place, Knightsbridge, £ 5 entry to cover his drinks ;-) from 7 pm. Socialite Evenings is a monthly networking event recently launched and hosted by London-based Presenter & Socialite Emmanuel Ray. The event takes place at Kumo Knightsbridge on the first Wednesday of every month. The Socialites are a mixed group of people including fabulous fashionistas, successful professionals, distinguished ladies and gentlemen, eccentric artists, entrepreneurs, influential writers, designers, models, media people, beauty therapists, make up artists, trendy youngsters and many other interesting characters! The event includes networking, raffle draw with fabulous prizes, 60 second pitches, networking, socialising and flirting! Temporary website http://socialite-evenings.webs.com/eventsactivities. Photo gallery: http://picasaweb.google.com/socialite.evenings
Saturday 9th May is the Ionian Society Cruise and Dinner Dance ‘Sail with Flowers’ in aid of its philanthropic causes. £95 pp, Black Tie. Live music, barbecue and Greek dancing send m
e your cheques made up to the Ionian Society as soon as you can and no later than the 1st May.
Wednesday 20th May, the Gay Business Association has its AGM followed by an interesting discussion on WORKING IN THE SEX INDUSTRY
Les Oiseaux du Paradis
And Jens Jenssens
Please ask me for their details they only do very exclusive events and are ‘by appointment’
If you would like something different be it an ice breaker or a total eye opener for your seminar, I recommend Barrie Westwell from Westwell Associates, The Communications Company "The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished"George Bernard Shaw. www.westwellassociates.com
Also for those of you with very deep pockets, my friend Marquis Francois de Louville de Toucy has just sent me a list of these very exclusive gatherings in London, some as good value as £150 going right into the thousands, if you would like to find out more, please let me know. If you want to mingle with the very rich and famous this might be your chance to either see or reacquaint yourself with them. I am also on several networks internationally of like minded people. Please apply to me. firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing you again soon.
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