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At Age UK Westminster we recognise how important it is to keep your mind active as well as your body so we have put together details of  external digital and non-digital resources that we believe people will find of interest.


To see our activities timetable click here


Royal Collection of Buckingham Palace

Wednesday 4th August 2pm – Prince Philip: A Celebration

Join Royal Collection Trust curators, Sally Goodsir and Emma Thompson, as they talk about the displays at Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, which commemorate the remarkable life and legacy of His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip.

Wednesday 11th August 2pm – Modern day Royal Portraits

Join us as Dawn Purkiss discusses modern day portraits of HRH The Prince Philip and H.M. The Queen.

Wednesday 25th August 2pm – Slow Looking with the Limina Collective

In this special session we will be joined by slow looking and mindfulness expert Lucia van der Drift as she gives us the opportunity to slow down, relax and really look at one the ‘Masterpiece’ paintings from the Royal Collection.

This group will meet via ZOOM.

If you would like to attend please contact Souad Abdellaoui:

Email: souad.abdellaoui@ageukwestminster.org.uk

Tel: 07903 255 384

For instructions on the ZOOM video installation see How to use Zoom


The Cavatina Orchestra presents Mozart Piano Concerto No:20 and Brahms Symphony No:4 - 7.30pm Saturday 31st July - St James Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington W2 3UD.

Mozart Sinfonia concertante
Beethoven symphony no.6
Rafael Todes - violin
Isabella Todes - viola
Max Todes - conductor

 

If you would like to attend, please contact Souad Abdellaoui.

Tel: 07903 255384

Email: souad.abdellaoui@ageukwestminster.org.uk


Cavatina Orchestra

A London-based ensemble comprising some of the most talented young musicians in London.

Supported by the City of Westminster Charitable Trust

Please follow the link below to view the September 2020 Concert held in St James’ Church Sussex Gardens.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RaZB9cqamchYWgy10gZPnNzz3Vi4klaF/view?usp=sharing


St Marylebone Festival 2021 - 18th - 23rd July

After a difficult year, we are absolutely delighted to announce the dates of the St Marylebone Festival 2021. Please save the dates and join us from 18th- 23rdJuly for a celebration of the incredible music of St Marylebone.

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, St Marylebone Parish Church will be hosting a number of events and concerts throughout the week, including theatre and music, celebrating the heritage of the area and our previous residents. Two themes have been brought to the fore by the recent pandemic - 'mental health' and 'climate - and this year's festival explores these in our performances.

As we emerge from the difficulties of the past year, we want to use this week to celebrate famous figures such as the great jazz duo Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine, Gerald Finzi, Clara Novello (mother of Ivor), Lord Byron, and Italian composer Paolo Tosti, as well-as our many connections with our neighbor, the Royal Academy of Music. 

Our 2021 lineup includes star performers such as pianist Joanna MacGregor CBE and Andrew Watts

If you would like to find out more about the festival or to buy tickets, please follow the link to our website:

https://www.stmarylebonefestival.com/


Friday 6th August 11.00am Kensington Palace Group Visit

Explore the birthplace of Queen Victoria and home to young royals for over 300 years. Walk in the footsteps of royalty in Victoria's re-imagined childhood rooms and the magnificent King's State Apartments.and Queen's State Apartments.

If you would like to attend, please contact Souad Abdellaoui.

Tel: 07903 255384

Email: souad.abdellaoui@ageukwestminster.org.uk


Saturday 24th July 7.00pm - Nero: the man behind the Myth British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

Nero is one of Rome’s most infamous rulers, notorious for his cruelty, debauchery and eccentricity. But was he really the tyrant that history has painted him to be? Nero exhibition curator Francesca Bologna goes in search of the real Nero.

Nero was the 5th emperor of Rome and the last of Rome’s first dynasty, the Julio-Claudians, founded by Augustus (the adopted son of Julius Caesar). Nero is known as one of Rome’s most infamous rulers, notorious for his cruelty and debauchery. He ascended to power in AD 54 aged just 16 and died at 30. He ruled at a time of great social and political change, overseeing momentous events such as the Great Fire of Rome and Boudica’s rebellion in Britain. He allegedly killed his mother and two of his wives, only cared about his art and had very little interest in ruling the empire.

A limited number of tickets are available.

If you would like to attend, please contact Souad Abdellaoui.

Tel: 07903 255384

Email: souad.abdellaoui@ageukwestminster.org.uk


British Museum online events - Explore the Arctic

360° exhibition tour

The five-star show might be over, but it lives on virtually. Step into the Citi exhibition Arctic: culture and climate and view the extraordinary objects up close.

With interactive features, you’ll enjoy a rich and immersive experience – uncovering the incredible story of Arctic Peoples throughout history.

Follow the link to view the exhibition:

https://www.britishmuseum.org/exhibitions/arctic-culture-and-climate/360-tour/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term=&utm_content=Take

 


British Museum online events

Travel back in time

Journey back to 500 BC and visit Persepolis, capital of the mighty Persian Achaemenid Empire, with curator St John Simpson in the latest instalment of our historical city travel guide series.

Sample Persian hospitality, get access to the awe-inspiring citadel and find out what to do when you’re there – and what not to do if you want to remain alive!

In the mood for more time travelling? You can read these other blogs in our historical city travel guide series:

London, 16th Century BC
Nineveh, 7th Century BC
Rome, 1st Century AD
Edo (Tokyo), early 19th Century
Athens, 5th Century BC
Thebes, 13th Century BC
Kulubnarti, Sudan, late 12th Century
Osaka, early 19th Century
Please visit the British Museum website:
www.britishmuseum.org

https://youtu.be/AU3eXB33OHs


National Gallery Virtual Tours

View the amazing galleries of the National Gallery Virtual Tours:

https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/visiting/virtual-tours


Regent Hall, Salvation Army free Concerts every Friday at 1.00pm - Regent Hall, 275 Oxford Street, W1C 2DJ, near Oxford Circus Tube Station,p>Enjoy a free concert every Friday

30th July - Tolga Atalay on piano
Beethoven - Sonata No.5