Thursday, January 28, 2010

February onwards

Chers Amis,

Please find herein a diary and below this more information about each event, where the is a link you can book through those and have more information, where there isn’t more information is to come soon, feel free to contact me directly to find out:

Friday 5th February, Circa-Club at the St Stephen’s Club

Thursday 11th February, Fashion show by Lewis-Duncan Weedon at the Embassy Club

Monday 22nd February, Fundraising for the Rotary Club to End POLIO now

Sunday 7th March 2010, Aminta & Fillide Concert by Ensemble Serse

Monday 8th March. 147th Anniversary of the Arts Club

Annabel's 'Black Tie Gala Dinner' 11th March 2010 ' A Family Affair for Haiti '.
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Saturday 13th March, Belgian flavoured tour of London

Wednesday 17th March, St Patrick’s Day to be announced soon

Wednesday 24th March, The Queen’s Gallery

Saturday 27th March, An unusual side of the City Walk with the Worshipful Company of Marketors

Thursday 1st to Saturday 10th April, Peter Fisher at the London Film Museum

Wednesday 28th April. Lunch Talk on Erik Dhont at the St Stephen’s Club

Wednesday 5th May, Morning visit of The Garrick Club

Thursday 6th May, Morning visit of The Garrick Club

Monday 10th May, The Dorchester - Ball finalising

Saturday 15th May, Fashion Show in Monte Carlo to be confirmed

Friday 18th to 20th June – Visit to Brussels – Magritte and Cercle Gaulois

Friday 25th to Sunday 27th June – President Ralph’s house party.

Friday 9th July, The Amber Ball at the Savoy,

Saturday 17th July, Visit and Lunch at Longleat in a luxury coach

Tuesday 27th July, Lord Mayor’s Banquet at the Mansion House with the Worshipful Company of Marketors

Wednesday 18th August, Late afternoon visit of Clarence House

Tuesday 19th October, Bowden Dinner at the Guildhall with the Worshipful Company of Marketors

Wednesday 1st September, Private evening visit of Buckingham Palace

Sunday 12th September, Chelmorton Fell Race

October TBA, World Sky race, Greenwich

Friday 12th November, the Landmark, Maltese Charity Ball


4th Thursday: The Eccentric Club Convivial Drink

1st Tuesday: The Anglo-Belgian Club

2nd Tuesday:The Cercle Francais at the Arts Club

1st Friday :Circa Club

2nd Friday : Eccentric Club Dinner

Link of interest:

The Caviar and Champagne Club

Also I am now able to introduce you to either or both insurance or financial services.

Soon to come: an esoteric party, curious? You should be!

For those of you who prefer to pay by cheque, please make them payable to Jean-Francois Dor and send them to 87A Church Hill, London E17 3BD, do not then register on line thus saving you and I the fees. The prices indicated below are per person and include VAT, please let me know if you require a VAT invoice, otherwise a general invoice will be raised for the whole of the event. Where indicated, please make cheques to those entities. Do book early as price indicated below include a reduction.

I urge you to support on the 22nd February Rotary Club of London in our challenge! There will be a grand reception in Marlborough House and the High Commissioners of Pakistan and Afghanistan and the Ambassador of Nigeria have already accepted to attend and we are waiting to hear from the High Commissioner of India. The Secretary General of the Commonwealth will attend and say a few words. £ 48 to Rotary Club of London. Formal invitation cards will be sent

In March there is something exceptional to attend on a Sunday 7th at the Grosvenor Chapel in South Audley Street in Mayfair, Calvin Wells-counter tenor or male soprano- and Charlotte Stephenson –mezzo-soprano with the Ensemble Serse will be Aminta & Fillide by G.F. Handel. At 4:30pm there will be a pre-concert talk followed by the performance at 5pm and conclude at 6:15 with a champagne reception, what a …PTO … nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon J…. Do come and send your cheques for £ 40 made to Ensemble Serse either to me or to Calvin Wells at 20 Havelock Road, London N17 9DR, please do so in advance so that catering can be organised. This is part of the London Handel Festival.

On the 8th, the Arts Club celebrates its 147th anniversary and plans are already starting for a rather grand party in 2013 for is 150th , do ask me if you would like details on membership, I cherish this Club as my second home.

Jean-Paul Guillaume and I are doing a Belgian flavoured tour of London on Saturday 13th March and we can promise you lots of surprises (did you know that a Lord Mayor of London was Belgian?) and excitement followed by ‘Moules Frites’ on board the RS Hispaniola! Book on line £ 40 all inclusive, morning coffee, lunch and wine or beer or soft drink.

In May we shall have two fantastic morning visits of the very exclusive Garrick Club followed by coffee and biscuits £ 30

A fundraising party at Annabel’s on the 11th May with Dame Vivienne Westwood

In June, from the 18th to 20th June a visit to Brussels with a gala dinner at the exclusive Cercle Gaulois followed by a visit to the Magritte museum and other festivities in private and other venues.

A private late afternoon view of Clarence House with a room not usually seen by the public on Wednesday 18th August at 16:30 hrs £45 include a guided tour, a copy of the official guidebook and a glass of Champagne.

A guided Private Evening Tour of the State Rooms, Buckingham Palace on the 1st September at 17:00hrs £ 75 includes a copy of the official guide book and a glass of champagne.

In October, the World Sky Race will start at Greenwich with HRH The Duke of York

In November keep the date of the 12th for a Maltese Charity Ball at the Landmark Hotel.

If you are curious about the Eccentric Club you can look on line on and you are welcome to at our convivial open drink party, once a month Dinner are reserved to members and their guests only and happen every second Friday of the month.

Should you be interested to join the Caviar and Champagne Club, please do let me know. Annual membership applies but you can acquire the best caviar from different corners of the world at a considerable discount over retail price, there is also a full range of foie gras and fresh truffles and champagne. . I am now able to introduce you to either or both insurance or financial services. Bear this in mind in case you need to find out someday.

Soon to come: “an esoteric party”, curious? You should be!

I very much look forward to seeing you again soon

Yours ever,

Jean-François Dor

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