LET US NOT FORGET SYRIA
We all have some parts of Syria inside ourselves, so abandoning this country and its people to such tragedy means losing touch with our own values and memory.
Jean-Pierre Filiu will revisit in Syria a past so intimately linked to ours, with some familiar figures such as Saint Paul or Saladin. He will hold in front of us the “Mirror of Damascus” (his recently published book), in order for us to better understand in this reflecting image what our world has become.
STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD
Step into Mimmi O’Connell’s world, where Tuscany meets Asia in Belgravia. She has made the search for vintage finds for you, so look no further.
During this convivial brunch, you will have the opportunity to browse this oriental vase, or this tuscan basket still smelling of lavender, or this farm table, all of this while one of her good friend and expert in the real estate system in England, Chris Ames, will tell us about the history bout real estate and all there is to know.
A wonderful moment to spend together.
THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY
Ahead of Photo London 2017, join us for a curator talk with The Photographers’ Gallery about how to collect Photography.
We will look at the key movements and the practicalities of collecting photography, from conservation issues to understanding editions, reprints and more.
CAN WE RECONCILE EFFECTIVENESS AND MORALITY IN POLITICS?
There are significant overlaps between ethics and political philosophy. But the question of the objectives of politics and means to reach them can be considered.
Politics has ethics as an objective but it also requires success: how to get power and how to keep it.
Luc Ferry, is a notable proponent of secular humanism. Philosopher, writer and ex-French Education Minister, he will try to answer this question with us.
PHOTO LONDON 2017
Head to Somerset House for the 3rd edition of Photo London. During VIP hours, a curator will show you the best and will give you the chance to interact with the experts and gallerists.
Through unparalleled access to the collection and archive of the Fondation Giacometti, Tate Modern showcases over 250 works. Some rarely seen plasters and drawings have never been exhibited before.
An art historian will meet us in a private room and will tell us about Giacometti’s experimentation across different styles and subjects and the full evolution across five decades. We will then follow a guide to admire the exhibition.
CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW
There’s nowhere quite like the Chelsea Flower Show, the highlight of summer for London’s society – you can’t make it more English.
We will be welcomed by Raymond Blanc and we will then stroll around to admire show-stopping creativity, innovative gardening ideas, and art galleries. First-timer or regular, join us.
Didier Rappoport has been at the forefront of the internet scene since the 2000s. He is the co-founder of Dailymotion – second largest video-sharing platform in the world – and Happn – the dating app with 26 million users worldwide in about 40 cities.
He will share with us his experience of serial entrepreneur and his successful journey in the digital world.
Plan now your yearly art fix, packed with visits and inspirational encounters.
We offer you 2 options:
2 days in Basel including Beyeler Fondation and Art Basel guided tours and an evening spent in an atmosphere where modern art prevail
day trip with a guided tour of Art Basel
Alternative, trendy, and recently gentrified, London’s East End is home to incredible street art. We will admire huge murals and more hidden artworks by artists such as Banksy, Connor Harrington, Eine, ROA or Stik. The tour will also include the shows of Monique Frydman at Parasol Unit and Alice Neel at Victoria Miro. We will finish the tour with lunch.
A cocktail party to embrace the British summer – invitation for 2.
Ascot – one of the biggest events in the social calendar, where you go to see and be seen, where ladies plan their outfits weeks in advance, a spectacle of fashion and style.
Queen Ann enclosure access is close to the runners and riders in the Pre-Parade and Parade Ring and gives first-rate views from the Grandstand terrace.
We will enjoy there a sit-down 3-course meal.
HENLEY ROYAL REGATTA
Key event in the English high society calendar, it is the oldest regatta in the world.
Live it in style at the Fawley River Club with its exclusive location on the river. Enjoy Henley Royal Regatta in a very private and exclusive way with The B&C Club.
It will be an unrivalled experience:
Turner Prize winning artist Grayson Perry, one of the most astute commentators on contemporary society and culture, is presenting a major exhibition of new work.
Touching on many themes including popularity and art, masculinity and the current cultural landscape, it will tackle one of Perry’s central concerns: how contemporary art can best address a diverse cross section of society?