Events

28th February 2017 Theatre Evening and Supper

Theatre Evening and Supper    A light Supper at the NLC will be followed by a visit to the Coliseum for a performance of the English National Opera's Jonathan Miller's productin of Verdi's "Rigoletto".    Tickets for this occasion will be located in the Upper Circle and an interval drink in a private room has also been aranged.   6pm prompt at the Club      Ticket price £88.00 per person   

1st March 2017 Wednesday Luncheon Circle

Wednesday Lucheon Circle.   Dr Laurie Marsh.  A philanthropic entrepreneur who has developed and operated hotels, theatres in London and New York, a 150 screen cinema chain, film production, produced more than 75 films and founded an international distribution company.  "The Philanthropist's Tale" .   12.00 for 12.30pm    Ticket Price £26.00 per person

1st March 2017 NLC St David's Day Dinner

NLC St David's Day Dinner    Guest of Honour -  Mr Robert Buckland MP,   Solicitor General for England & Walesa and Member of Parliament for Swindon South.     A celebration of St David    7.00 for 7.30pm   Ticket price £55.00 per person includes reception and wine

6th March 2017 National Liberal Club Chess Circle - Inaugural NLC LIghtning Chess Tournament

National Liberal Club Chess Circle - Inaugural NLC Lightning Chess Tournament, to be held at the NLC clubhouse.   This will be a relaxed and enjoyable evening of lightning chess in which moves are played alternately to a 10 second metronome buzzer.  Each player will play a series of games over the course of the evening.   Lightning chess is a great "leveller" and so those with less or no playing experience are warmly encouraged to come along.  We hope to welcome both NLC members and chess playing members from other Clubs.   We will be dining afterwards (a special set meu will be on offer) and there will be plenty of opportunity to socialise over pre- and post-tournament drinks.

The tournament will start at 7pm sharp, with players encouraged to meet at the bar at 6.30pm for refreshments.  In order to ensure the smooth running of the competition and ensure correct reservations for dinner, it would be very helpful to know the likely numbers of entrants.  Please email Ben Widdicome at bjwidds@googlemail.com    Further details can be found at the Chess Circle' s own wesbite  www.nlcchess.net

 

8th March 2017 Dinner to mark International Women's Day

Dinner to mark International Women's Day.  (Open to all Members and their Guests.)      Guest Speaker - Ms Miriam Gonzalez-Durantez,  NLC Member and partner of international legal firm Dechert.       7.00 for 7.30pm     Ticket price £55.00 per person includes reception and wine.  Open to all members and guests.

9th March 2017 NLC Business Forum with Nicola Horlick

NLC Business Forum.  Guest Speaker : Nicola Horlick  who will speak on "Breaking Glass Ceilings"  .  Nicola will talk about her own struggles to win acceptance as a high-achieving woman in the traditionally male-domintaed City of London.  She will also talk more generally about the glass ceilings that exist in many other walks of life - and how to challenge and break them.  We have no doubt that her talk will be stimulating, provocative and inspirational.  Open to all Members and guests. £25 per person (or £15 for students) - to include food and wine after Nicola's talk.  6.00 for 6.30pm    

14th March 2017 The Orpington Dinner

The Orpington Dinner.  Guest Speakers - The Rt Hon Tom Brake MP with Baroness Brinton and Sarah Olney MP.  7.00 for 7.30pm  £60.00 per person includes reception and wine and a donation to the Orpington Fund set up to support Liberal Democrat Parliamentary By-election Candidates.  A special booking form is required for this event and is available from Mrs Louisa Pooley (louisa@nlc.org.uk)

17th March 2017 Dinner to Honour St Patrick and Irish Tradition

Dinner to Honour St Patrick and Irish Tradition.   Guest Speaker - Monsignor James Curry, Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Victories, Kensington who will propose the toast to "St Patrick and Irish Tradition".  7.00 for 7.30pm.   £55.00 per person includes reception and wine

24th March 2017 Flying Snooker Night (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO THE ORIGINAL DATE)

Flying Snooker Night - (PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO THE ORIGINAL DATE)    A game of all the colours and one red ball, maximum time of seven minutes.   Numbers strictly limited to 32 competitors.   6.00pm Draw.   £35.00 per person Players' Buffet

31st March 2017 NLC Literary Circle

NLC Literary Circle     "The Quiet American" by Graham Greene.  Into the intrigue and violence of Indo-China comes Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious "Third Force". As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. 208 pages.  To be introduced by Angela Style.  6.00pm  No charge to attend

5th April 2017 Wednesday Luncheon Circle

Wednesday Luncheon Circle.   Mrs Barbara Williams - Retired Teacher and Magistrate who will speak about "King John - Princeps Magnus sed minus felix ?"     12.00 for 12.30pm.  Ticket Price £26.00 per person

12th April 2017 NLC Business Forum

NLC Business Forum.   "How to use the Internet to Build Knowledge"  with NLC Member and Reaearcher  - Mehul Trivedi.  6,00 for 6.30pm

20th April 2017 NLC Quiz Night

NLC Quiz Night.    Maximum of six and minimum of three people per team.  6.15 for 6.45pm.   Ticket Price £19.00 per person includes interval refreshments.   Cash Bar available. 

24th April 2017 NLC St George's Day Dinner (BLACK TIE)

NLC St George's Day Dinner (BLACK TIE).   Guest Speaker to be advised.   Traditional English fare will be accompanied by readings and entertainment celebrating "St George and England".    7.00 for 7.30pm.   Ticket Price £55.00 per person. Includes reception and wine

27th April 2017 Post Hibernation "Four Score" Luncheon

Post Hibernation "Four Score" Luncheon.   Open to all members of 80 years of age and above.   If you are unavailable for this date but would like to be kept informed of future events, please let us have your details (louisa@nlc.org.uk)    12.00 for 12.30pm.   Ticket Price £42.00 includes reception and wine