The Wyndham Grand Chelsea Harbour, London, is delighted to announce a new special package meeting the ever growing demand for ‘Sip and See Parties’ in London.
About ‘Sip and See Parties’
The latest among American crazes to hit British shores, ‘Sip and See Parties’ are replacing the tradition of holding ‘Baby Showers’ in style. These parties offer friends and family the chance to meet the newly arrived little bundle of joy while enjoying refreshments in the shape of bubbles and nibbles. Made popular by US celebrities like Jenna Bush, for example, these occasions have come a long way from being modest family gatherings.
Today, ‘Sip and See Parties’ in London mean guests not only see, they are seen in luxurious surroundings like the Wyndham Grand Hotel London Chelsea Harbour.
‘Sip and See’ Package and Price
Available from £35 per person, ‘Sip and See Parties’ at the Wyndham Grand include a scrumptious Afternoon Tea or a selection of delightful canapés and a glass of first-rate Taittinger Champagne.
The Battersea Park Santa Run 2013– Kick start the festive season with some truly charitable fun! Saturday December 7, 2013 will see Father Christmases galore descend upon Battersea Park in one giant swathing mass of red and white as a myriad of modern day Santa’s lock horns and race each other around the park.
No sledges pulled along by reindeer will be allowed in this Santa gathering as the jolly Father Christmases will have to propel themselves by foot power alone.
Asides getting right into the festive spirit at the beginning of the advent calendar, the Santa Run gives participators and sponsors the opportunity to help those less fortunate – a sentiment that seems to have been somewhat lost down the years at Christmas time. After the ‘race’ there will be mulled wine and Christmas cake to replenish and refresh the goodly Santas who will have kicked off the festive month in a truly charitable spirit, an example to us all as to what Christmas should really be about.
The proceeds of this popular charity event will go towards Homestart, which aims to give children the best possible start in life. The registration fee for adult runners is £20 with a minimum sponsorship of £75. Children who wish to run as Santa can register for £10 and must have £25 worth of sponsorship. Santa outfits will be provided by the organisers.
If you were anywhere close to being young in the 1970s the chances are that you have heard of Mott the Hoople. If you haven’t heard of them well let us enlighten you. Mott the Hoople was a much-loved British rock n roll band in the early to mid-1970s. The band was best known for their song “All the Young Dudes,” which was written for them by David Bowie.
This English rock n roll group with strong R&B roots released three albums but due to their third album diving were on the point of splitting up shortly after its release. David Bowie had long been a fan of Mott the Hoople and hearing of the band’s imminent split the Glam Rock megastar offered them his song “All the Young Dudes”. Mott the Hoople recorded and released the iconic track to great acclaim and success.
Following tours of America the popular band did eventually split in the mid-seventies when lead singer, Ian Hunter, decided to go solo, working alongside Bowie’s guitarist Mick Ronson for a while. Bowie, Ronson and Hunter played together on stage at the Queen Freddie Mercury tribute concert in 1992 and did a superb rendition of “All the Young Dudes”. Sadly Ian Ronson had been plainly ill during the tour with Bowie and Ronson and died the following year.
Mott the Hoople finally reunited in 2009 and played the Hammersmith Apollo in London as a celebratory back together gig. Demand for tickets to see this legendary band was so great that all five nights at the Hammersmith Apollo sold out – a feat that most modern bands would be hard pushed to achieve.
Forty years ago Bryan Ferry formed Roxy music and has been a glittering musical success ever since. His solo career takes on a much more distinguished form than the early Roxy one of shimmer and makeup. Nowadays Brian Ferry pops up with unexpected cover versions such as ‘Back to Black’ by Amy Winehouse. Ferry’s backing band play almost like a band at a Jewish wedding ceremony as they lazily jazz their way through Amy’s song.
It is true to say that Bryan Ferry has been one of our most enduring singers. You need to be able to keep your nerve to stay in the limelight for so long. Master of chic and style, Mr Ferry oozes class and blows competition away. This well-groomed and impeccably dressed artist can sing with romance and feeling and if the song needs rocking up, the American star will rock it up.
If you are a Bryan Ferry fan you’ll be pleased to hear that him and his band are playing at the Royal Albert Hall on November 4, 2013. The legendary Roxy music founder will only play at this prestigious London venue for one night as he kicks off his first British tour for five years.
From November 1 this year one of the best surviving bodies of work from the great Baroque Italian artist Giovani Bendetto Castiglione, will be on view at the Queen’s Gallery in Buckingham Palace.
Artist, painter, printmaker and draughtsman, this multi-talented Italian was also credited as the inventor of the printmaking technique, mono typing. Castiglione was tremendously inventive and pioneering and would often come up with new techniques such as the oil sketch. Many of his painting and etchings were of a religious theme as was common with all the great artists during his lifetime (1609-1664).
One of Castiglione’s pet themes was Noah and the Arc. The Italian artist loved to paint and sketch animals and landscapes and became extremely proficient in that field.
Eights works of this genius and masterful craftsman are hanging in the Louvre Gallery in Paris. Luckily for the residents of London and anyone visiting the capital sometime soon who has an inkling to peek at the seventeenth century artist’s exceptional work, much of Castiglione’s art will be on display until next springtime at Her Majesty’s own art gallery adjoining Buckingham Palace.
The Queen’s Gallery but was opened as the as Gallery in 1962. This public gallery exhibits works of art from the Royal Collection on a rotating basis. Approximately 450 pieces of art are on display in the gallery at any one time.