Art & Culture Preview. What to see, Where to Go.

Of course, we can provide the best seats to all events.

New York

Just opened after a sold out run in London, I loved it!
Tom Hiddleston in the powerful Pinter play: Betrayal at the Bernard Jacobs Theatre.
Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox reprise their roles from the London production, a riveting drama. Closes December 8.

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Porgy & Bess. Back for the first time in 30 years. Following a stunning reception in London in 2018, James Robinson’s new production of the landmark American classic is set to open the 2019/20 season, marking the first time the Gershwin masterpiece has appeared at the Met in 30 years. Starring Eric Owens and Angel Blue as the titular couple, this folk-inspired epic takes us into the heart of 1930’s Charleston, where the residents of Catfish Row tell a story of fraught tensions, love, grief, and the search for redemption.

London
Tina – The Tina Turner Musical – my clients have loved it! The Tina Turner Musical is a jukebox musical featuring the music of Tina Turner, and depicting her life from her youth in Nutbush, Tennessee, through her tumultuous relationship with Ike Turner, and comeback as a rock ‘n roll star in her 40s. Put on your dancing shoes!

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Oh, insanely popular and sold out, Sir Ian McKellen one man show – we reserved seats for our Number One client in November- so close to stage, he will see Sir Ian’s wrinkles! Celebrating his 80th Birthday Shakespeare, Tolkien, Others and You. At The West End’s intimate Harold Pinter Theatre.

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The British Museum Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art. Charting the fascinating history of cultural and artistic interactions between East and West, this exhibition explores the impact the Islamic world has had on Western art for centuries. Artistic exchange between East and West has a long and intertwined history, and the exhibition picks these stories up from the 15th century, following cultural interactions that can still be felt today. Objects from Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa highlight a centuries-old tradition of influence and exchange from East to West. The diverse selection of objects includes ceramics, photography, glass, jewelry and clothing, as well as contemporary art, showcasing how artistic exchange influenced a variety of visual and decorative arts charts this relationship and exchange from the 15th century to the present day. October 10, 2019-January 26, 2020

Paris

Rave reviews for the Van Gogh Starry Night exhibition, an immersion into Van Gogh ‘s masterpiece – Atelier Des Lumieres. The new digital exhibition in the Atelier des Lumières immerses visitors in the paintings of Vincent van Gogh (1853–1890), a genius who was not recognized during his lifetime and who transformed painting. Projected on all the surface of the Atelier, this new visual and musical production retraces the intense life of the artist, who, during the last ten years of his life, painted more than 2,000 pictures, which are now in collections around the world. We can reserve a private visit.

El Greco at the Grand Palais. The painter Domenico Theotokopoulos, also known as El Greco, is the subject of this large-scale show, that surprisingly, is the first retrospective of the artist in France. visitors to the Grand Palais can see a major retrospective of El Greco’s work. This is a unique opportunity to discover the incredible works of an artist, who though not well known, helped define the Spanish Renaissance and influenced various art movements that followed. Inspired by Titian, Tintoretto and the works of Michelangelo, El Greco’s innovative and daring compositions cement his place in the history of painting, and many of his most important works are on show at the Grand Palais On display: the recently restored Assumption of the Virgin from the Chicago Art Institute and masterworks including St. Martin and the Beggar as well as an intimate portrait of the artist’s son. October 16-February 10, 2020

Los Angeles

Manet and Modern Beauty Édouard Manet was a provocateur and a dandy, the Impressionist generation’s great painter of modern Paris. This first-ever exhibition to explore the last years of Manet’s short life and career reveals a fresh and surprisingly intimate aspect of this celebrated artist’s work. Stylish portraits, luscious still lifes, delicate pastels and watercolors, and vivid café and garden scenes convey Manet’s elegant social world and reveal his growing fascination with fashion, flowers, and his view of the parisienne—a feminine embodiment of modern life in all its particular, fleeting beauty. The Getty Los Angeles October 8, 2019-January 12, 2020 

All Aboard – London Culinary Adventure

All aboard for elegant Michelin dining on the exquisite Belmond British Pullman Train. Relive the Golden Age of Travel on a Belmond British Pullman Michelin Dinner Journey!

Sashay down to the private lounge at London Victoria station in your finest black-tie attire. Your evening begins in sparkling style with a champagne reception. Revel in romantic melodies and raise a toast to the host before boarding the train. After, the grand vintage carriages lead the way out of London on an enchanting voyage through the countryside.

Meet this year’s hosts—who will you dine with?

From seasonal ingredients to legendary Michelin starred chefs – Belmond Pullman has announced its 2019 unique ‘pop-up’ dinner series. A highly anticipated part of the luxury train’s annual calendar, these intimate events see just 140 guests invited on board Belmond British Pullman for an exclusive dinner hosted by some of Britain’s most iconic chefs.

As the train passes through the British countryside, guests will be served a bespoke seven course menu by their personal stewards and will have the chance to meet their favorite chef as the train travels on a circular route from London Victoria’s Station.

From seasonal local produce to top Michelin starred French cuisine, this year’s lineup will serve up a storm. Skye Gyngell – A taste of the season June 21, 2019, Skye Gyngell, chef founder of Spring restaurant at Somerset House and culinary director of Heckfield Place, will open the 2019 series with a taste of the summer season. With three cookbooks to her name, and an ethos rooted in sustainability and seasonality, Skye has garnered a reputation for dishes cooked predominantly with the finest quality produce from biodynamic farm Fern Verrow in Herefordshire. Skye’s menu on board will be no exception.

Raymond Blanc OBE – One of Belmond’s own Next to take to the train’s galley kitchen is Belmond’s own Raymond Blanc OBE – Chef Patron of the two Michelin star Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Raymond will take over the train with his world-famous French cuisine on July 20, 2019. He will serve a specially created five course menu taking inspiration from beautiful summer produce and his French roots.

Michel Roux Jr – A legendary two Michelin-starred chef.  Following his debut on the train last year, Michel Roux Jr is back by popular demand. One of Britain’s most highly regarded chefs and TV personalities, Roux Jr has been Chef Patron of the renowned two-Michelin starred restaurant, Le Gavroche, for over 25 years. A culinary legend, Roux Jr will return to the elegant surroundings of Belmond British Pullman on September 20, 2019 bringing his exquisite French cuisine to the train’s guests.

Merlin Labron-Johnson – A young chef on a mission. Passionate about the future of food, Michelin starred Merlin Labron-Johnson is a young British chef on a mission working to create conversation around food and address key issues, both within his community and beyond. Having gained a Michelin-star just nine months after opening Portland at only 24, he joined private member’s club The Conduit as executive chef in October last year. Labron-Johnson will take to the rails on October 25, 2019 where his onboard menu will combine classic French techniques with modern sensibilities whilst striving for zero-waste.

The final ingredient: The 2019 season will see several additional ‘pop-up’ events on board the train including two afternoon teas with the nation’s favorite baker, Mary Berry on May 3 & 4th, 2019.

Belmond British Pullman, sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, offers a host of journeys throughout the year from London Victoria Station, visiting some of Britain’s most famous cities, country houses, sporting and social events. Prices for ‘The Dinner’ journey start from £459 per person.

This year’s line-up is the perfect pairing to Belmond British Pullman’s iconic old-world pizzazz!

Belmond British Pullman also offers many day trips to castle, gardens, wine tasting, sightseeing a full year round roster of intriguing elegant events!