Since early 2017 the Rimbaud and Verlaine Foundation has been turning its attention to the development of a new business model for the arts, and much of its time has been taken up with the development of an investment proposition and business plan. The Foundation nevertheless continues to programme regular events and to promote these to its membership. In particular, is planning a year-long programme of salon-style events at Blacks Club in Soho in 2018, designed to present an eclectic range of arts-related content and to champion many of the key themes in the charity’s work.
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Jun 25th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
William Whitehead, acclaimed organist and music scholar, will talk about the Orgelbüchlein project will talk about the fascinating project to commission short organ pieces from 181 contemporary composers to complete J.S. Bach’s amazing but unfinished series of musical settings. The event will feature a selection of recordings of pieces both by J.S. Bach and by contemporary organ composers......
Gilded Balloon at the Museum
Aug 17th - Aug 26th 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The papers talk regime change and opium addiction. War crimes spark cultural vandalism. A small Anglo-French army finds itself before the walls of Beijing. How did it get there? More to the point, how will it get out?
Join us to meet the powerful characters Empress Dowager Cixi, Chief Minister Prince Gong, Lord Elgin, and Queen Victoria who held the fate of millions in their hands......
Sep 24th 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991) was a celebrated French singer, songwriter, pianist, film composer, poet, painter, screenwriter, writer, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous compositions, as well as for his eclectic output, including jazz, world, chanson, pop, rock, reggae, electronic, disco, new wave and funk. He is regarded as one of the most influential popular musicians of the 20th cen.....