The Lecture Club: The Ideal Portfolio – Dominic Picarda – CFA Charter Holder & Chartered Market Technician
6.30pm – 8.30pm, 28th November 2013
9 Ilchester Place, W14 8AA
Lecture: The Ideal Portfolio – Dominic Picarda – CFA Charter Holder & Chartered Market Technician. Talk starts at 7pm, followed by a Q&A session. Entrance is £10 (at the door), wine and refreshments included. 10% of all ticket money is donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.
The Lecture Club: The Secret to Success in Life is the Secret of Seduction – Dr Raj Persaud – Doctor, Psychologist & Consultant Psychiatrist
6.30pm – 8.30pm, 3rd December 2013
9 Ilchester Place, W14 8AA
Lecture: The Secret to Success in Life is the Secret of Seduction – Dr Raj Persaud – Doctor, Psychologist & Consultant Psychiatrist. Talk starts at 7pm, followed by a Q&A session. Entrance is £10 (at the door), wine and refreshments included. 10% of all ticket money is donated to the Alzheimer’s Society.
World Child Cancer’s Christmas Carol Service
7.30pm, Thursday 5th December 2013
Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Street, SW1X 9BZ
A magical Christmas Carol Service that will delight both adults and children alike! There will be popular congregational carols, readings spoken by celebrity quests Chris Hollins and Tina Hobley and musical performances by Dulwich College Chapel Choir. In addition, the venue will also be hosting some Christmas stalls. All money raised goes towards providing care and support for children with cancer all around the world.
Tickets cost £20 for adults, £10 for children. The ticket price includes fine wine or orange juice and mince pies donated by Harrods.
To purchase tickets, please call 020 3176 7892 or register for tickets online at www.worldchildcancer.org/get-involved/events/christmas-carol-service.
Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair
10am – 7pm, Saturday 7th December and 11am – 5pm, Sunday 8th December 2013
Chelsea Old Town Hall, SW3 5EE
A fab opportunity for your Christmas shopping, this first annual Chelsea Christmas Gift Fair will see over 50 exhibitors from all over the UK come together to sell their rather fine and unique items. There will be gifts for him, her, the kids and the home – so it’s the perfect opporunity to get all your Christmas shopping done in one go and to get something a little different from the norm too. Admission is £3.
Christmas Carol Concert
6.30pm – 8.30pm, Thursday 19th December 2013
St Luke’s Church, Sydney Street, Chelsea SW3 6NH
Join us in the historic gothic splendour of St. Luke’s Church in Chelsea for the Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity’s first ever Christmas Carol Concert. With readings from local dignitaries and celebrities, including Jane Asher and Betty Boothroyd, the event promises to be an enjoyable festive evening in the run up to Christmas.
All profits raised from the event will help fund a new, state-of-the-art operating theatre at Royal Brompton Hospital, which will improve treatments and help save the lives of hundreds of heart and lung patients treated at the hospital.
Tickets cost £20 for adults, £10 for children aged 10-16 – under 10s go free. Tickets can be bought online at rbhcharity.org/christmas-concert.
Olivia Colman narrates The Snow Queen & The Griffin And The Grail – world première
3.30pm, Friday 20th December 2013
Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, SW1X 9DQ
PAUL K JOYCE The Snow Queen
ADRIAN SUTTON The Griffin And The Grail
with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Burntwood School Girls’ Choir and RSVP Voices (male voice choir)
For lovers of Harry Potter and Narnia this is a must – guaranteed to provide a memorable start to the Christmas holidays, with two lovely, family-friendly children’s operas. Each piece is told through songs, narration and projections promising an unforgettable musical event for all the family, with narration by BAFTA award-winner Olivia Colman (Twenty Twelve, Broadchurch, Peep Show), plus the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the prize-winning Burntwood School Girls’Choir and male voice choir, RSVP Voices.
The story of The Snow Queen follows Gerda on her exciting journey to rescue best friend Kay from the clutches of the Snow Queen. A semi-staged version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic, this version of the story by Paul K Joyce has already delighted audiences around the world. The second half of the concert premières The Griffin and The Grail, a spell-binding new work by Adrian Sutton of ‘War Horse’ fame, with libretto by Jon James, which tells the story of two youngsters who travel through time to the realm of King Arthur.
All profits in aid of LAM Action, a charity that supports women with an incurable lung condition.
Tickets cost from £15 to £40 (children £15) and can be booked online.
See a listing of recent past events that have taken place in Kensington & Chelsea.