March 25th, 2013
Love & Peace is a series of connected sculptures by Ana Tzarev, which aim to span the planet and carry a global message of love, peace and understanding.
The sculptures will be placed in areas where millions of people will be able to see them as they go about their daily lives. The first flower in Europe appeared on the grassy central reservation of London's Park Lane on December 9th 2012 and will remain until 1st June 2013
March 10th, 2013
Curzon Cinemas, Sunday 17th March 2013, 3pm: Special screening of the new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Ken Loach. The Spirit of ‘45 illuminates and celebrates a period of unprecedented community spirit in the UK, the impact of which endured for many years and which may yet be rediscovered today.
After the special screening, a Q&A with Ken Loach will be broadcasted via satellite into the cinema. 1945 was a pivotal year in British history.
The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society. The spirit of the age was to be our brother’s and our sister’s keeper. Director Ken Loach has used film from Britain’s regional and national archives, alongside sound recordings and contemporary interviews to create a rich political and social narrative.
For more information or to book tickets
January 14th, 2013
Learn to shimmy with style in the incomparably elegant surroundings of Claridges Ballroom. Under the expert tuition of 'The Bee’s Knees', you will learn to dance authentic Charleston steps, including the scare crow, bees knees, bunny hop, fish tail and Josephine Baker. Those who envisage themselves as true Gatsby girls will be able to adorn themselves with accessories such as sequined headbands, strings of pearls and satin elbow-length gloves.
The Charleston masterclasses will be both high energy and fun, offering a glamorous way to shake the winter blues away, keep fit and get in shape. Attendees will then be able to enjoy a restorative 'Flapper' cocktail at the end of the session.
The Claridge’s Charleston masterclasses in partnership with The Bee’s Knees are available once a month on the following dates:
- 25th February 2013
- 18th March 2013
- 15th April 2013
- 13th May 2013
Each class is priced at £125 per person and will take place between 6.30-8:30pm.
For more information please contact:
+44 (0)20 7201 1618
January 2nd, 2013
The first annual Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair Sponsored by Wetherell Estate Agents and Country & Town House Magazine.
The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited have for the past eight years organised boutique-sized antiques and fine art fairs in the provinces and are now delighted to add a London venue to their list of prestigious locations. The London Marriott Grosvenor Square is a five-star hotel in the heart of Mayfair and the elegant Westminster Ballroom will be the perfect backdrop for this new event of distinction.
The fair will feature over forty specialist exhibitors, drawn from The British Antique Dealers' Association and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. The aim is to present a varied selection of high quality art and antiques, giving visitors the opportunity to browse and acquire the finest furniture, sculpture, silver, oil paintings and watercolours, jewellery, ceramics, maps and prints, glass, clocks, oriental carpets, textiles, islamic works of art, boxes, art pottery, books, watches, calling card cases and many other decorative and rare objects spanning the centuries.
Mayfair Antiques & Fine Art Fair
London Marriott in Grosvenor Square
10th – 13th January 2013
November 16th, 2012
Mount Street Christmas Lights 2012 - Thursday 22nd November / 5.30 – 8 pm
Once again Christmas is upon us and it gives me great pleasure to extend an invitation for you to be our guest at the `switching on` ceremony for The Mount Street Lights.
As is traditional each of the stores in Mount Street will be hosting bespoke shopping events from 5.30pm onwards and there will be refreshments available from some of London`s premier kitchens.
If you would like to be part of the lighting up ceremony presided over by our special Mount Street Ambassador, Carol Vorderman please arrive before 6.15pm and gather around the stage by The Connaught.
November 16th, 2012
Grosvenor House is set to host Lady Fiona Carnarvon at its next Literati event on Tuesday 27th November. Star of Downton Abbey, Highclere Castle, where the series is filmed is the current home of the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the 8th Countess, will talk about her book `Lady Almina and The Real Downton Abbey` exclusively at Literati and reveal fascinating facts, intricate details and uncover the history behind her remarkable home.
Date: 27th November
Time: 6pm onwards for 6.45pm start
Venue: Court Suite, Grosvenor House Hotel
Price: £20 inc book, Champagne & Downton ‘Upstairs Downstairs’ Afternoon Tea
October 4th, 2012
The Caprice group’s restaurants have always had a close association with the contemporary art world, featuring works by leading British artists including Damien Hirst, Polly Morgan and Tracey Emin.
To give more insight into the collections, James Cahill from London gallery Sadie Coles HQ will be conducting a series of Saturday morning art tours around the Mayfair restaurants – Scott’s, 34 and Le Caprice.
Starting with a complimentary coffee at The Mount Street Deli (100 Mount Street, W1) at 9.30am on Saturday, 2nd March, the tour concludes at 11.30am at Le Caprice, where tables can be booked for brunch..
Tickets cost £10; to book, call 020 7307 5901. For further information and dates click here.
July 18th, 2012
To celebrate the Olympics this summer, Grosvenor Square, located on Grosvenor’s London estate, is being embraced as an urban retreat. The launch of ’Summer in the Square’ will coincide with the final stretch of the torch relay on the 26th July, and the programme of events, entertainment and activities will run throughout the Olympics, until the 12th August.
Only a short distance away from the Hyde Park live site, ’Summer in the Square’ will provide an oasis of calm for both locals and tourists in the heart of London’s West End. Grosvenor Square will host a variety of super-sized board games, refreshments and cultural and community events, including music, theatre and weekend activities for children, all free to visitors.
During the daytime visitors can take in the live music, ranging from opera to jazz, enjoy the refreshments and take a break in the quintessential British deck chair. For those who are looking to get into the sporting spirit, games will also be provided including table tennis, Jenga, mini sailboats in the fountain, Connect 4 and petanque. In the evenings, the performances will take a dramatic turn with London theatre companies preforming a variety of plays including Twelfth Night and Henry V, whilst story tellers and comedians will provide further entertainment. The grand finale will coincide with the Olympics’ closing ceremony when, The London Ballet Company will perform a piece entitled “An Olympic Dream”.
’Summer in the Square’ is an initiative by Grosvenor, supported by Royal Parks, Knight Frank and Wetherell in association with Savills. It will be open from 11am to 7pm, seven days a week from the 26th July until the 12th August, free for all visitors.
For more information please see the attached PDF.
June 28th, 2012
Grosvenor House, is playing host to leading author Franny Moyle for their next Literati event on Thursday 5th July.
Presenting her new novel, ‘CONSTANCE, The tragic and scandalous life of Mrs Oscar Wilde’, Moyle will discuss the fascinating story of the decadent and thrilling world of Oscar Wilde’s wife Constance. Constance Lloyd and Oscar Wilde married in 1884 and until 1895 held a privileged place in society. Constance was a popular children’s author, a fashion icon and a leading campaigner for women’s rights.
Moyle has a degree in English and History of Art from St John’s College, Cambridge and is the author of Desperate Romantics. She enjoyed a career in arts programming at the BBC that culminated in her becoming the corporation’s first Commissioner for Arts and Culture. She is now a freelance executive producer and writer as well as a director of the Hackney Empire.
Date: Thursday 05th July 2012
Time: Doors open at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start
Price: £20 includes a copy of the book, welcome drinks and canapés
June 11th, 2012
Curzon brings you a second chance to see Frankenstein at the National Theatre, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller with alternating the roles of Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. Danny Boyle’s production of Frankenstein, a play by Nick Dear, is based on the cult novel by Mary Shelley. Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein’s bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Pre-Recorded.
Curzon Mayfair – Wednesday 27th June 2012 – 8.30pm
For further information click here