Friday, April 24, 2009

May Newsletter

Newsletter May 2009 – Jean-Francois Dor

On Friday 1st May, Circa and Velvet celebrates the second year of our staying at the Arts Club, please apply for your free invitation: 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 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

Tuesday 5th May is the 1st Tuesday drink at the R. Anglo-Belgian Club in Knightsbridge see

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 Photo gallery:

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.

Monday 18th May is the Artists Soiree/Auction/Excellence in Drawing Awards

This annual gathering of artists, art dealers, critics and members goes fr

om strength to strength. The evening opens with a Champagne reception followed by dinner during which a presentation of prizes to the ‘Excellence in Drawing’ prize-winners followed by an auction in aid of The Arts Club Charitable Trust of which I am the chairman.

The evening is presided over by The Arts Club’s President, Sir Peter Blake and Inge Borg-Scott is organising an excellent collection of works

for sale. This is an excellent opportunity for people to acquire original and valuable works of art and to meet their creators at the same time.
£ 50pp: Champagne reception, 3 courses meal, wine and coffee. Lounge suit.
Please note the reduced price, so there is no excuse not to invite more guests. :-) Please book directly with Anna mentioning my name as places are limited to or call 0207 499 85 81

Wednesday 20th May, the Gay Business Association has its AGM followed by an interesting discussion on WORKING IN THE SEX INDUSTRY

What are the legal issues, business issues, advertising, safety, health, internet, and more. April saw about 60 people attending how to develop your business in a recession. Cash bar. Free admission. Bring your business cards. The meeting is open to everyone - colleagues, clients, friends - especially prospective new GBA members!RSVP: do mention my name when booking.

Can I point further to these wonderful acrobatic artistes?

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.

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.

I look forward to seeing you again soon.

Yours ever,



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