Thursday, 26 December 2019

The Peter Tatchell Foundation EQUALITY BALL

The evergreen Will Young tops the bill!
Will Young tops the bill!
Plus entertainment from La Voix and Ronan Parke
Buffet dinner included

The Peter Tatchell Foundation
Saturday 1 February 2020

19.00 for a 19.30 start @ Stratford Old Town Hall (E15 4BQ)

The fantastically talented Will Young is topping the bill at our Equality Ball

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Monday, 2 December 2019

Season's greetings and round robin

Dear Friends and supporters,

December is a wonderful time of the year when I can wish you all the very best for Christmas, Bodhi Day, Return of the Wandering Goddess, Id al-Fitr, Winter Solstice,  Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yuletide & Saturnalia and a healthy, loving, peaceful and prosperous year 2020.
Thank you for contributing to the success of JFDE.
Here is my round robin of the year: :-)
Please note and see at the bottom of this email my new websites and email addresses.
The Gay Professional Network met regularly this year, it included a reception at the House of Lords hosted by The Lord Scriven of Hunters Bar , various talks by  Sir Stephen Wall, Joseph Galliano,  Andrew Lumsden and dinners and plenty of networking!
In 2020, GPN's 10th anniversary  year,  we kick out the year with Matthew Hodson followed by Pliny Soocoormanee and Peta Cooper, Ed Davies, Carla Ecola, Peter Tatchell, Dan Nouveau, Mark Bunyan, Ian Dodds and Paul Burston.
The Network saw its revival after a few month away  and we had talks by Roland Marsden about China and Kim Rix about Diamonds
In 2020, we kick out with Cedric Torossian about PropTech , Dexter Moscow about 'standing up and sell!' Sandra Shevey about Alfred Hitchcock
I promoted various other events, one of which sadly fell on this blackest of Black Friday.
As an event organiser, I organised and recommended various venues for various events that will remain nameless to protect the privacy of my clients and businesses.
As a catering consultant,  people keep trying to pick my brain so I ask them to pick a time and method of payment:  Good advice saves you bucks  and free advice peanuts. I am well worth the investment.
I came to a sudden conclusion that it is now 40 years that I started Hotel School and started work alongside it.
As Hon. Secretary of the Whitefriars Club,and under the chairmanship of Alessandro Gallenzi  our dinners were graced by the presence, their talks and even songs, in one instance,  of Sir John Tomlinson,  Nigel Newton, Sir Anthony Beevor, Lisa Hilton, Anthony Mc Carten, A.N. Wilson and Kate Mosse .
In 2020 Bee Rowlatt and Richard Stokes are coming to speak to us.
I did a few films but less so now as I travel to and fro Belgium, Wales and London and occasionally to other shores. Check me on 
My painting is evolving too and you can see some on on
Season's Greetings!
It remains to me to wish you and your family a wonderful end of year's festivities
Yours ever,

PS: just in case you wonder what is the return of the Wandering Goddess or other festivities, please look at
Please note the new websites and emails addresses:
Please delete from your database,, &  that are no longer in use.

Monday, 4 November 2019

#ComeOutVoting this election

Over the last 30 years, we’ve made brilliant progress for LGBT rights and acceptance. We've had victories in employment rights, parenting rights, partnership rights and an equal age of consent. But there is still so much more to do to make sure every lesbian, gay, bi and trans person is accepted without exception.

The future of LGBT-inclusive education and trans equality is not guaranteed; our hard-won rights cannot be undermined.

The election on Thursday 12 December is an opportunity to speak up for the kind of world we want to be part of. Will you play your part?

Support our manifesto for LGBT equality now.
Sign the petition now!
We want to see strong, open and inclusive communities, where every lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) person is accepted without exception.

Thanks for your support.

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Saturday, 2 November 2019

DANCE, MUSIC & CONVERSATION with Menaka PP Bora & Guests - Royal Albert Hall Friday 29th November @7:30pm

Dear Friends,
I have known Menaka for some times now and I am delighted to let you know that she will be at the Royal Albert Hall, in the Elgar Room,  on the 29th November 2019 at 7:30pm.
I hope that you will be able to join me in supporting her.
Buy your tickets with the Royal Albert Hall directly (£16.50) on
Yours sincerely, 
DANCE, MUSIC & CONVERSATION with Menaka PP Bora & Guests
This show brings together an immersive visual world using contemporary classical and experimental South Asian dance and music responding to a fresh conversation on culture and identity in contemporary London.

Multi-award winning classical dance soloist, Bollywood choreographer-actor and musicologist Dr. Menaka PP Bora makes her debut at Royal Albert Hall's Elgar Room by performing freshly choreographed pieces from classical and experimental South Asian dance and music including the rare 16th century Indian classical Sattriya dance of Assam along with renowned guest musicians and musicologists Prof. John Baily and Veronica Doubleday. Celebrated for her youthful take on classical dance and music, Menaka is the winner of the coveted Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships in Music in Britain and Sangeet Natak Akademi Yuva Puraskar (India's most prestigious national award in classical dance). There will be a short in - conversation about ideas, inspiration and humanity in the 21st century cross-cultural London.

“ the exquisite Indian dancer...” (The Skinny at Edinburgh Festival) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Nana a film by Jean Renoir.

Cher Jean-François,

la création parisienne du ciné-concert “Nana” s’est très bien déroulée.

La page de présentation est en ligne sur le site du French Film Festival UK, ainsi que sur notre site.
Par ailleurs, le dossier de presse est également disponible en anglais.

N’hésitez pas à partager ces informations dans votre cercle francophone et francophile.

Avec mes meilleures salutations,

Baudime JAM
Directeur artistique

Quatuor Prima Vista
Mob : 06 63 84 70 58
site concerts :
site ciné-concerts :

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Sir Stephen Wall- 26th November 2019

Yesterday was amazing with Joseph Galliano talking about, the national LGBTQ+ museum.  

Put in your diary, book, don't miss this talk on 26th November with Sir Stephen Wall GCMG LVO who is our last speaker of the year. Sir Stephen is a retired British diplomat who served as Britain's ambassador to Portugal and Permanent Representative to the European Union . He is Chair of The Kaleidoscope Trust Board – a charity campaigning for LGBT rights overseas, the subject of his talk this time. Some of you may remember him when he talked about the dangers of Brexit, before the referendum, to the LGBT rights and indeed his talk will be past Halloween...

Book now on:

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

£15 tickets (usual prices £35 & £45) for ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop

Sadler’s Wells have allocated my mailings lists some £15 tickets (usual prices £35 & £45) for ZooNation’s Some Like It Hip Hop (please e-flyer below).

The £15 tickets are for the following performances:

Wed 23 Oct at 7.30pm
Thu 24 Oct at 7.30pm
Fri 25 Oct at 7.30pm
Sun 27 Oct at 6pm
Tue 29 Oct at 7.30pm
Wed 30 Oct at 7.30pm

To Book please call the Ticket Office on 0207 863 8222 or online  and use the promocode “HipHop15

Please note that these tickets are limited and will be sold on first come basis and also that this offer must be booked by Sunday 20 October.

ZooNation's sensational hip hop hit returns with a bang to its West End home, The Peacock.

This five-star irresistible dance musical tells a comical tale of love, mistaken identity, cross-dressing and revolution – all played out in ZooNation's trademark style.

Bursting with charm and energy, Some Like It Hip Hop is packed full of breathtaking hip hop dance, Kate Prince’s razor-sharp choreography and infectious, original music brought to life by an extremely talented cast.

"A whirlwind of hip hop dance, bright storytelling and boundless energy."
The Independent

Exclusive discount offer*:
£35 seats for £15 Tue - Thu
£45 for £15 Fri + Sun

Valid for the following performances:
Wed 23 Oct at 7.30pm
Thu 24 Oct at 7.30pm
Fri 25 Oct at 7.30pm
Sun 27 Oct at 6pm
Tue 29 Oct at 7.30pm
Wed 30 Oct at 7.30pm

Just quote “HipHop15” online, over the phone ( 020 7863 8222) or in person at The Peacock Ticket Office.

Book by 20 Oct

*Subject to allocation availability. Not available retrospectively or in conjunction with any other offer. £3 transaction fee applies for phone and online bookings. Offer valid for the specified performance only. Offer ends 20 Oct