The Inter-Cultural Society of London in Association with the Ashram International Registered Charity UK
invites you to
A Diplomatic Evening on Afghanistan in the presence of
His Excellency Dr. Mohammad Daud Yaar, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the UK.
LONDON PIANO TRIO AND FRIENDS
A special evening of classical music at the wonderful London venue, St Johns Smith Square. This concert features a world premiere of a piano trio by Filipino composer Jed Balsamo commissioned by The Inter-Cultural Society of London.
The two other works are Mozart Piano Quartet in G Minor, K.478 and the famous Schubert Trout Quintet. The London Piano Trio, Robert Atchison, violin - Olga Dudnik, piano - David Jones, cello are joined by Christopher Laurence, double bass and William Hawkes, viola.
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A Review of the Calendar of Events for 2009-2010
Launch on the 10th of November 2009 - Reception and Dinner at The Royal Over-Seas League. Lord John Julius Norwich spoke on Great Cities in History. He was introduced by the eminemt writer, AN Wilson. Music was performed by Jason Anderson, piano and Emily Heathcote, clarinet. Distinguished guests from various countries headed by Ambassadors attended the very successful well-attended launch.
Monday the 21st of December 2009 - Buffet lunch and Christmas Concert - "A Feast of Christmas Songs", featuring the highly acclaimed Soprano, Hannah Francis, at the Banqueting House, Whitehall, London SW11
Due to the snowy weather, the 19th of January The Reception and Dinner at the ROSL with Dame Margeret Drabble, the eminemt writer was deffered to the 10th of March, 2010 after Dame Margeret's trip abroad. She spokeon A Writer's Britain and the landscape the influenced their works. Academics and distinguished guests attended the sold-out event.
13 April 2010 - An evening of Mongolian Culture with HE Ambassador Altagerel as our Speaker and a Performance by Mongolian Cultural Artists. A Reception and Dinner was held before the Cultural Programme. The evening was sold-out and was well received by the audience. A trip to Mongolia will be held in July 2011 as a result of this Cultural Event.
19th of June 2010 - A Diplomatic Cultural Event -a collaborative project with TICSL in association with the Philippine Embassy. A glittering Fashion Show in the hall of India and Pakistan featured with the designs of Margarita Fernandez. Fabrics from the Philippines such as ppineapple, banana, 'sinamay', abaca and bamboo were used for the dresses and gowns by Emmanuel Santos and Karlene Denolo accompanied on the guitar by Terence Naparan. The Hiyas ng Silanpan (Gem of the East) Performing Group ended the programme. The event was attended by 12 Ambassadors and their wives and a distinguised audience. It was a sold-out evening to everyone's delight.
The 4th of July 2010 (Summer Event) - The Nadamm Festival, or Eriyn Guvan Nadaam, is the biggest festival of the year for Mongolia. Usually held in July, this festival has been held for centuries as a form of memorial celebration, as an annual sacrificial ritual honouring various mountain gods or to celebrate a community endeavour. The members of The Inter-Cultural Society of London were invited to join the Mongolian community to the Nadaam held at the Richard Evan Memorial Playing Fields in Putney, London.
July the 6th 2010- A successful sold-out Concert by the international De La Salle Chorale Group of the Philippines was held at the Princess Alexandra Hall before they went to Wales to compete at the Eeisteddfod International Chorale Competiton in Llangollen, Wales.
A Review of the Calendar of Events for 2010-2011
The 29th of September, 2010 - An evening with Lord Hattesrley
as our after dinner speaker. Lord Hattersley is a known historian, author, former Deputy Prime Minister, and a newspaper colunmist. Venue: The Royal Over-Seas League.
The 10th of November, 2010 - Our Society's First Anniversary. A Luncheon atThe Royal Over-Seas League with Richard Napier Luce, Baron Luce in the County of West Sussex KG, GCVO, PC, DL Lord Luce was Lord Chamberlain to HM The Queen from 2000 - 2006, and was previously Governor of Gibraltar, and a Conservative Member of Parliament (MP) and Government Minister. He is the President of The Royal Over-Seas League.Jason Anderson, Pianist and Emily Heathcote, on the Clarinet.
December 2010 - Candlelight Christmas Concert featuring the Concordia Foundation Artists led by Gillian Humphreys, Artistic Director.
The 16th of February 2011 - Chinese New Year Luncheon at the Harbour City Restaurant, 46 Gerrard Street, London. The speaker was Diane Grainger-Taylor, who spoke about the History of the Lunar festival and the legends and myths surrounding the festival.
The 19th and 26th of March 2011 - 6:15pm to 9pm - Exclusive event at the Benjamin Franklin House Museum on Craven Street, London using the House as the stage for the performance of 'A Historical Experience' when the guests were transported to the 18th Century during the time when Benjamin Franklin lived there. A reception with refreshments was included in the ticket.
The 13th of April 2011 - Will Hutton - 7 for 7.30pm. The Hall of India and Pakistan. The Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, London, SW1A 1LR
The 21st of May 2011 - Shakespeare's London on Five Groats a Day. 7 for 7.30pm. Speaker Mr Richard Tames. the Princess Alexandra Hall, The Royal Over-Seas League, Park Place, London, SW1A 1LR
The 22nd of June 2011 - Strawberry Tea with Mr Richard Burton as speaker. 2-5pm. Guest of Honour was Lisa Macuja Elizalde, Prima Ballerinaof Ballet Manila. Known as "The Ballerina of the People".
June the 30th to July the 2nd - Ballet Manila at the Shaw Theatre, London.