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Summer Place Festival

4 – 7th September 2024,
Over-Seas House, London

Soak in the last of the summer rays as we lift the curtain to the Royal Over-Seas League’s four day festival, dedicated to the arts.

A spectacular cultural programme of music, art, workshops, wellness and wine.

WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER
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WEDNESDAY 4 SEPTEMBER

13.00 – 14.00

Wrench Room Sessions: Cellist Leo Popplewell
in the Wrench Room

Join talented cellist Leo Popplewell in our historic Wrench Room for an intimate recital, showcasing a broad classical repertoire.
£10 MEMBERS | £14 NON-MEMBERS

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17.00 – 18.00

Exhibition Tour & Talk with our Curator
in the Central Lounge

Be inspired by the captivating ‘Notes from the Future’ exhibition, where our Visual Arts Curator displays a collection of stunning artworks, all delivered by post. This is a guided tour and talk, making it the perfect chance to acquire unique art pieces. Includes tea and coffee.
FREE

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18.30 – 19.30

Haydn and Ravel with the Marmen Quartet

in the Princess Alexandra Hall

The award-winning Marmen Quartet, renowned for its compelling music storytelling performances, presents a special ‘in-the-round’ recital from fresh perspectives. Includes a glass of wine.
£20 MEMBERS | £25 NON-MEMBERS

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THURSDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
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17.00 – 18.00

Book Talk: Stalin’s Englishman by Andrew Lownie
in the Hall of India & Pakistan

Step into the fascinating world of ‘The Cambridge Spies’, recruited in the 1930s to betray their country to the Soviet Union with author Andrew Lownie as he discusses his celebrated book, ‘Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess’, recognised as one of the must-read history books of all time.
£12 MEMBERS | £16 NON-MEMBERS

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18.30 – 20.00

Mozart’s Flute, Harp & Piano Concertos with mini orchestra

in the Princess Alexandra Hall

Experience Mozart’s timeless orchestral compositions, reimagined for a chamber ensemble, with the Flute and Harp Concerto and the K.414 Piano Concerto being performed by this talented orchestra. Includes a glass of wine.
£20 MEMBERS | £25 NON-MEMBERS

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FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
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15.00 – 16.30

Still Life Drawing Class with Francis Martin
in the Princess Alexandra Hall

Learn the secrets and techniques of observational drawing and painting, with acclaimed instructor and artist Francis Martin in a still life drawing class, tailored for all skill levels. Includes materials and refreshments.
£18 MEMBERS | £24 NON-MEMBERS

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18.30 – 19.30

Last of the Summer Wines

in the Garden

Introducing an authentically British wine tasting experience, harmonising exceptional wines from Flint Vineyard in partnership with Hayward Bros. Wines alongside a bowl food menu inspired by English classics.
£60 MEMBERS | £75 NON-MEMBERS

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19.45 – 21.30

Sam Jewison sings the Great American Songbook

in the Princess Alexandra Hall

Presenting a rare opportunity to watch the renowned vocalist and pianist Sam Jewison, widely known as ‘a Renaissance Man in a Jazz World’. With worldwide acclaim and sold-out concerts, he breathes new life into American jazz standards.
£25 MEMBERS | £32 NON-MEMBERS

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SATURDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
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12.00 – 13.00

Gong Bath
in the Princess Alexandra Hall

Immerse yourself in a transcendent sound experience with our gong bath. Let the harmonics gently guide your mind into meditation, while the vibrations rejuvenate your body, releasing tension. Includes refreshments.
£15 MEMBERS | £20 NON-MEMBERS

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19.00 – 20.30

Buster Keaton’s Sherlock Jr. with live accompaniment by The Lucky Dog Picturehouse
in the Princess Alexandra Hall

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Buster Keaton’s timeless comedy masterpiece, ‘Sherlock Jr.’ accompanied by The Lucky Dog Picturehouse. Experience the magic of live cinema with an original period-authentic score performed by our cinema quartet, as our hero embarks on a daring quest to clear his name.
£20 MEMBERS | £25 NON-MEMBERS

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ACCOMMODATION OFFER

Secure your spot at the Summer Place Festival now and enjoy £20 off your room rate.
This offer is applicable from the 4th to the 7th of September, excluding the Exhibition Tour and Talk with our Curator on the 4th of September. Upon booking your stay, please forward the ticket confirmation to reservations@rosl.org.uk to redeem your discount.