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Charlie Chaplin & The Story of Care, Thurs Feb 4th 18:00 (via zoom)
Why would a 100 year old film matter to us? The Kid (1921) propelled Chaplin to stardom and was very much one of his most personal movies, resonating his own childhood experiences and his rag to riches story too.
Join Dr Carol Homden, group Chief Executive of Coram, Kate Guyonvarch from The Chaplin Office in Paris, and British Film Institute expert Bryony Dixon for a discussion on Chaplin and the story of care, to mark the centenary of this classic film.
Click below to buy tickets for this exclusive online event via TicketTailor or to join the guestlist.
We may be staying at home for the time being, but for anyone missing their gym DW Fitness First has launched the FitX Player. With over 50 free on-demand workouts, it's a great way of trying some new classes and staying active at home.
FitX Player has been designed for all abilities to make it accessible for everyone in the UK.
It’s well known that in the 1960s, Baker Street was home to the Apple Boutique - one of the first business ventures by the Beatles. But less well known is on the store's opening day on 1967, the Fab Four were all sipping apple juice as the shop had no alcohol license!
Fortnum’s has been around for over 300 years and we’re always looking for new and inventive ways to conduct our business in a way that is sustainable for all of us over the next 300.
Our newly unveiled Duke Street windows in Piccadilly tell the stories of just a few of them. Say hello to our rather splendid Window Whale, brought to life with some of the 140 tonnes of single use-plastic we removed from our business last year (and every year, forever). You can hear her echolocating all around the West End.
We’ve been very proud to support The Felix Project since 2016. The London-based charity saves high-quality food that cannot be sold and delivers it to charities that cook hot meals and prepare food parcels for vulnerable Londoners.
Looking ahead to the Opera Holland Park 2021 Season
As the days slowly brighten, we are excited to announce the provisional dates of our 2021 Season, featuring our resident orchestra City of London Sinfonia. We can also reveal that we'll be adapting our theatre space this season, to keep you and all our artists and staff safe and socially distanced.
The 2021 Season will open on 1 June with new productions of Mozart’sThe Marriage of Figaro (1–26 June), Janácek’sThe Cunning Little Vixen (13–30 July), Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz (16–31 July), a revival of our celebrated 2018 staging of Verdi’s La traviata (5–29 June), and a co-production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comedy, The Pirates of Penzance (2–6 August), with Charles Court Opera.
British Youth Opera, a training company with which many of our artists and creatives have cut their operatic teeth, will also be making its Opera Holland Park debut in August 2021.
General Booking will open at 10am on Wednesday 14 April, or you can join as a Silver Member for £75 to book from Wednesday 24 March.
More details of the 2021 Season, including cast and creatives, images of the adapted theatre space and information about our four accessible Discovery Matinee performances, will be announced soon.
We look forward to introducing our adapted theatre space to you next month. Making full use of our iconic canopy and the beautiful natural setting, and using reclaimed and sustainable materials, this space will allow for social distancing, customised flexible seating, enhanced personal space and a greater connection to the music and drama from the newly extended stage. Keep an eye on your emails and our social media (@operahollandpk on Twitter and @operahollandpark on Facebook and Instagram) for images and details coming soon.
Gardeners’ Question Time is a Radio 4 institution, attracting over two million listeners a week. Normally recorded in a different location each week, this long-standing radio programme has answered well over 30,000 questions since its inception in 1947, and now, in 2021, we're taking things online.
Join Kathy Clugston as she fields gardening questions with the help of her roster of experts including Christine Walkden, Chris Beardshaw, James Wong, Bob Flowerdew, Bunny Guinness... and many more! Gardening queries answered, myths debunked, hacks and hints dispensed... and all done in a light-hearted manner with many laughs along the way.
Tickets will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
You can apply for a maximum of one ticket.
Date: Wednesday 3 February
Online access from: 3.30pm
Live recording starts: 4pm
Successful applicants will be invited to watch and listen to this live recording using Zoom.
In order for the BBC to be able to record your reactions throughout, you will also be given access to our Virtual Audience Recording system, which will need to be opened in an up-to-date version of Google Chrome on a PC or Mac (tablets and phones are not currently supported). You will be able to hear reaction from all other audience members live, so we hope that even though you are probably sitting at home, we can try and recreate the feeling that you’re part of a live audience!
Audience members will be encouraged to react in the same way you would in a theatre - laugh, applaud and react whenever you want to, and when we mix everything together it will sound amazing!