Since its launch in late 2013, the R&V Foundation has held successful events in both the UK and in France designed to raise awareness of its work, celebrate poetry and Anglo-French cultural exchange, and promote the creation of the ‘poetry house’ at No 8 Royal College Street. Events already run by the Foundation include the following:
Mar 24th 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
An event featuring Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit, played by internationally acclaimed pianist Roy Howat which was inspired by the prose poems of the same name by Aloysius Bertrand. There will be short talks by Katherine Lunn-Rockliffe on Gothic themes and Emily Kilpatrick on the musical settings of Gaspard.
Feb 21st 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A special event showing how French cultural influences played a decisive part in forging the mature work of T.S. Eliot as a poet, writer and critic
Featuring readings by distinguished actor Simon Callow
Dec 03rd 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
This special event will explore the history, myths and future of French gastronomy – in France as well as in London and internationally – over excellent French food and wine
Oct 10th 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A live concert featuring the international award-winning Romanian jazz pianist, classical clarinettist, composer, and arranger Sorin Zlat and his quartet.
Sep 19th 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An original live theatrical performance featuring short mini-plays written by seven of Europe’s most exciting young playwrights, celebrating the houses once occupied by famous poets, and exploring the stories that took place within their walls.