28 January 2015

2014 Anthony Powell Lecture REARRANGED

We are delighted that the previously cancelled 2014 Anthony Powell Lecture has been rearranged for Friday 10 April ...

2014 Anthony Powell Lecture
In collaboration with The Wallace Collection

The Curious Case of Casanova’s Chinese Restaurant:
Constant Lambert and his Friendship with Anthony Powell

to be given by Stephen Lloyd

at The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1

on Friday 10 April 2015, 1830 hrs

Tickets £14 (which includes a glass of wine following the lecture)

Tickets may be purchased via the Society’s online shop or by emailing secretary@anthonypowell.org.

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Why does an author, nearly half way through a sequence of related novels, suddenly disrupt the chronology and introduce a new character? Stephen Lloyd, the author of a new study of Constant Lambert (Constant Lambert: Beyond The Rio Grande, Boydell Press 2014), looks at Lambert’s life and suggests that, of all the characters in A Dance to the Music of Time, Hugh Moreland (Lambert’s fictional counterpart) held a very special significance for Anthony Powell and that Casanova’s Chinese Restaurant is rather more than just another novel in the sequence.
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The Wallace’s restaurant will be open following the lecture for those wishing to dine. Table booking on 020 7563 9505.

04 January 2015

Christmas Prize Competition

Apologies for not having posted this before!

Christmas Prize Competition
Name That Character

Give a name to a character in Dance who was not named by Powell(eg. workman with kipper in opening of QU)

Maximum five entries per person.
The prize is a year’s membership of the Society
or Society merchandise to the same value.

Entries by post or email, with your name and address,
should be sent to:
Prize Competition, Anthony Powell Society
76 Ennismore Avenue, Greenford, UB6 0JW, UK
Email: comp@anthonypowell.org
by the closing date of 31 January 2015.

The winning entry will be the one which most amuses the Newsletter Editor.
The winner will be announced in the Spring 2015 Newsletter.

Competition Conditions. The judges’ decision is final and binding. Entry is open to Anthony Powell Society members and non-members. No purchase necessary. Entries must be original and the work of the person submitting them. Maximum five entries per person. No cash alternative. No correspondence will be entered into. The Anthony Powell Society reserves the right to publish the entries but otherwise copyright remains with the author.

03 January 2015

Hon. Secretary’s New Year Brunch, 17 January

Hon. Secretary’s New Year Brunch

Saturday 17 January 2015

1000 to 1200 hrs

Patisserie Valerie
215 Brompton Road, London SW3
(almost opposite Brompton Oratory)

Join the Hon. Secretary for brunch and chat to liven up the dull days of January — and maybe follow it with a visit to the V&A or the Harrod’s Sale!

This is a pay on the day event. Please email secretary@anthonypowell.org if you intend to come so we can ensure we have booked a large enough table. Non-members are always welcome.