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December Newsletter

DINING ROOM NEWS

Farewell Susan …

After four years at the Club we said farewell to Dining Room Manager, Susan Galloway. She will be taking on the role of Restaurant Manager at the luxury resort Velassaru in the Maldives. Susan joined the Club in September 2012 under the Trainee Manager Programme. Initially working in each department she then took up the role of Dining Room Manager in August 2014. She will be greatly missed by Members and staff alike.


Head Chef, Roger Evans, is experiencing his first Christmas in charge and is settling in well. Members will be delighted to know that goose is making its annual appearance on the menu and the special Christmas Menu started on Monday.

This is a very busy time in the Dining Room so please do book in advance to avoid disappointment.

 

BURNS SUPPER 2017

The theme for our Burns night on Friday 20 January is ‘Scots Abroad’ with a nod to Burns’ journeying which did not take him as far as London. Stuart Kelly, former editor of Scotland on Sunday, will be proposing the Immortal Memory. Club Member Andrew Fox will toast the lassies while Dundonian author and broadcaster A L Kennedy will reply. Lilly Papaioannou from the Islands (Greek islands) will sing for us. Click here for more details.

A ‘Convivial Companions’ table will be provided for those attending on their own and who are not part of a larger group. When booking, please let Clare Irvine know whether you wish to join the ‘Convivial Companions’ group.

 

TRAINING DAY & STAFF PARTY

Friday 6 January

New Members may not be aware of the Club tradition of the Staff Party. Roles are reversed and Members volunteer to serve the staff in the Bar, Kitchen and Dining Room. This evening has grown in popularity and any prize that you may be able to donate for the raffle would be much appreciated. All proceeds will be donated to a Scottish related charity. For more information or if you wish to help out on the night please contact Assistant Secretary, David Balden.

Members are reminded that there will be no facilities on Friday 6 January due to the Staff Training Day.

December 9, 20160 commentsRead More

November Newsletter

Christopher Waddington Exhibition

The Club invites you to view Member Christopher Waddington’s Exhibition in the Drawing Room from Thursday 21st November until Monday 9th January 2017. In addition there will be a private view on Thursday 1st December from 6.00pm to 8.00pm. Christopher is a well-known Member of the Club. He joined in 1999 having met Gordon McKenzie-Wylie in Paris who was on a rugby tour with London Scottish! If you wish to attend the private view please contact Clare Irvine on 020 7333 8722 or cei@caledonianclub.com. Click here to read more about Christopher.
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A RELAXED WINE TASTING EVENING…

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Members are invited to a relaxed social evening to explore some of the less well-known wines on the Club’s extensive list. This is strictly limited to one Member and one guest only and although it is a complimentary event booking is essential. If you wish to attend please contact Clare Irvine on 020 7333 8722 or cei@caledonianclub.com. Tickets are limited! Click here to view the flyer.


An Invitation from the Lunch Club for Ladies Educated in Scotland…

Afternoon Tea
Thursday 24th November, 3.00pm to 5.00pm – £16

The Lunch Club has two annual events each year – the Annual Lunch in May and an Afternoon Tea in November. Both events are held at the Club. There are no membership fees or subscriptions and any lady who spent any part of her education in Scotland is able to attend.

If you wish to join or for more information please contact Marjorie Bremner on 020 8 922 9388 or via email at marjorie.bremner@bkl.co.uk

 

November 8, 20160 commentsRead More

October Newsletter

BOOK LAUNCH

Member Andrew Ferguson has produced his latest book “Ghosts of War: A History of World War I in Poetry and Prose”. The book will be presented on Tuesday 29 November, 6.30 pm at the Imperial War Museum. A book signing will follow a poetry performance by Andrew and Vicky Ferguson. Tickets are available by phoning 020 7416 5255 and are £15 per person. Wine will be served throughout. Click here to view the flyer.


CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS

The Club closes at 4.00 pm on Thursday 22 December and will re-open on Wednesday 4 January 2017 at 9.00 am.

The Members’ Christmas Lunch will take place on Wednesday 14 December in the Dining Room. Price is £10, excluding wines, and it is payable on the day. The Bar opens at 12 noon and lunch is served at 1.30 pm. This event is very popular, we recommend to book in advance to avoid any disappointment. Click here for more details.

 

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The Original Glenelg-Skye Ferry

The Glenachulish Preservation Trust has extended the invitation to club Members to join their event on Thursday 6 October, to support the M.V. Glenachulish, the Skye Ferry, last of her kind in the world. The event will be held at the club. Follow this link for more information.
September 10, 20160 commentsRead More

Caledonian Club App

03a61ccf-f151-4533-921a-067ba804f8a5We are delighted to launch the new The Caledonian Club App which Members can download and use on their smartphone and IPad for free. This contains useful information about the Club but also provides detailed visitor information on all of the major attractions and events in London, together with maps of all the key locations and possible new ideas. Members can view or download the App for Android, IPhone and IPad by following the links or from the Caledonian Club website.

July 15, 20160 commentsRead More

Club Tartan Cufflinks

The Club has a wide selection of merchandise. Club Tartan cufflinks are now available, as illustrated, at a very reasonable £25.00 per pair. To see the full range including Edinburgh Day Bag, iPad cover, sashes and cummerbunds, please click here.

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June 28, 20160 commentsRead More

LOCAL INTEREST

Just a stone’s throw from Buckingham Palace, behind the closed doors of London’s grandest houses, scandal and intrigue reign. WELCOME TO BELGRAVIA. Julian Fellowes’s book “Belgravia” opens on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, 15th June 1815, when the Duchess of Richmond threw a magnificent ball in Brussels for the Duke of Wellington. Just before 1am, word came that Napoleon had unexpectedly crossed the border…
The first episode is free and a further ten episodes will be released week by week.

May 20, 20160 commentsRead More

‘AN EVENING OF SCOTTISH ART’

‘AN EVENING OF SCOTTISH ART’
14 April 2016, 6.30 pm
Mall Galleries, The Mall
London SW1
Hosted by Lachlan Goudie, the presenter of the recent BBC TV series The Story of Scottish Art, this evening of discussion will explore the subject through the eyes of artists, curators, experts and enthusiasts. Speakers include Andrew Marr, Alice Strang, James Knox, Deborah Clarke and Nick Curnow. The evening will be moderated by TV art historian and dealer Dr Bendor Grosvenor. The lecture will take place in conjunction with a retrospective exhibition of the work of Lachlan Goudie’s father, Alexander Goudie RP RGI (1933-2004), the ‘Don Quixote of Glasgow Artists’ according to Sir Timothy Clifford, a former director of the National Gallery of Scotland. This event has been made possible with the generous support of Lyon & Turnbull auctioneers.
April 1, 20160 commentsRead More

LEAGUE OF CLUB CHEFS FUNDRAISING DINNER

LEAGUE OF CLUB CHEFS FUNDRAISING DINNER

Monday 25th April 2016
Time: 7 pm for 8 pm; Members may each bring one guest
Cost: £65 per person, to include wines with dinner

We are delighted to host this annual event for London Club Members. A special five course dinner will feature signature dishes prepared by Club Head Chefs with the help of their young protégées. The dinner ticket price will help the education of young chefs as they learn about the provenance of ingredients supplied to London Clubs and receive specialist training in preparation. Click here for more information. To book please contact Eilidh McCombe, Events Executive, at ejm@caledonianclub.com or 020733387262.

March 14, 20160 commentsRead More

Take Five Schools

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The Club regularly arranges exhibitions of art by Scottish artists or artists whose work has a Scottish dimension. The Club’s own art and history is beautifully captured in “The Caledonian Collection” – an illustrated History of the Club through its art. Recent exhibitions have featured works by Elizabeth Blackadder, Moy Mackay and Arvind Limaye, with a planned exhibition by Gerard Burns.
It seemed a natural development to invite Scottish schools to exhibit a selection of works by their students. Schools participating are Loretto, Hutchesons’, Dollar Academy, Strathallan & Gordonstoun.
The quality and style coming out of schools is quite remarkable. Members and their guests are invited to view the exhibition in the Drawing Room during the dates above.
IN ADDITION THERE WILL BE A PRIVATE VIEW FOR MEMBERS AND THE PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS, HOSTED BY THE CLUB AND LYON & TURNBULL, ON THURSDAY 3RD MARCH FROM 6.00 – 7.30 PM

February 17, 20160 commentsRead More