Diamonds? Yellow, pink, purple, blue, grey, green, orange…
Over billions of years, coloured diamonds were formed through exposure to heat, natural radiation or the saturation of natural elements. These incredibly rare processes result in beautiful tones and deep saturations of colour that evoke a deeply personal response in each of us.
We will have the pleasure to be welcomed by Francois Delage, CEO of De Beers.
Andrew Coxon, President of De Beers Institute of Diamonds, driven by his legendary passion, will take us into the coloured world of diamonds, the rarest of all.
You will also learn more about senses and colours with a Glenmorangie malt tasting experience with a distilling expert.
Courtauld’s treasures specially chosen around the theme of ‘Portraits and Presence’ will be unveiled for us.
Patrick Besson, author of 35 novels and 20 essays, received the Grand prix du roman de l’Académie française in 1985 for Dara and the Prix Renaudot in 1995 for Braban. He is today a juror for the Prix Renaudot and an editorialist for the French magazine Le Point.
In a face to face conversation, he will explain the different aspects of literary prizes, and what they represent in France on the artistic, mediatic and commercial levels.
He will also raise the stakes and issues of these awards and the intrigues related to the awarding of literary prizes.
The art trail will start at 9am with a welcome breakfast in Belgravia. From there we will go and meet Wolfe von Lenkiewicz in his spectacular studio. His work is closely linked to Hugo Wilson‘s, whose studio will be our 2nd stop.
An interrupted conversation between past and present, through which we will explore their reinterpretation of old and new masters.
North Korea worries by its military nuclear development, but also because it is a totalitarian dictatorship.
With a short historical outline, Pierre Rigoulot, historian and author, specialised in the communist regimes, will illustrate how North and South Korea have come to such a standoff.
He will also explain why Kim Jong-un is in such a military logic.
Finally, he will paint what could be the bilateral consequences for China and Russia of a confrontation between North Korea and the US of Trump.
2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution.
In exclusivity for The B&C Club, an art historian will focus on the dramatic visual history of Russia and the Soviet Union from 1905 to the death of Stalin. We will explore it through the eyes of artists, designers and photographers.
We will then visit the exhibition on our own.
The 2nd talk of our series on neurosciences, and in association with Brain Circle UK, will explore the habits, compulsions and addictions.
In the past 10 or 15 year, there’s been a shift in thinking about addiction, to a new appreciation that it is, at its root, a maladaptive form of learning.
This dazzling retrospective Basquiat: Boom for Real is the first large-scale exhibition in the UK of the work of this pioneering prodigy.
Through more than 100 works, our private guide will tell you more about the artist’s relationship to music, writing, performance, film and television. He will place him within the wider cultural context of the time, and capture the range and dynamism of Basquiat’s practice over the years.
ENTREPRENEUR & FASHION
Tania Fares is the ultimate multitasker. She founded the British Fashion Council Trust, is a contributing editor for British Vogue, is on the jury panel at PAD London, sits on the advisory board of Sotheby’s.
She will explain how her curiosity, enthusiasm and support for British designers – both emerging and established – is the very core of her day job.
She will be joined by Mary Katrantzou, fashion designer, who will share her side of the creative business.
Let’s say ‘Merry Christmas‘ together and enjoy a few glasses of champagne and canapés….
This collection has never been opened to the public before.
For the first time, you will be able to admire a selection of more than 70 works of this private collector. More than a visit, a discovery and an encounter – a real privilege.
The B&C Club offers you a special event at Vanessa Bruno, to allow you to shop before Chrismas at amazing prices while drinking champagne.
An art historian will meet The B&C Club in a private room and will tell us more about Modigliani and about the highlight of the exhibition, 12 nudes. We will also discover his lesser-known but radical and thought-provoking sculptures, as well as his portraits.
After the talk, we will admire it on our own.