We are delighted to announce that renowned British Actor Jeremy Irons has joined our fantastic line up of guests at this year’s Carol Concert.
Buy tickets HERE – (Very limited seating still available as of 29 November)
Jeremy, an Ambassador for Children & the Arts will be joining Julie Walters, Emilia Fox, Brian Blessed, John Suchet, Amore, Laura van der Heijden and The Collegium Musicum of London Chamber Choir who will all be delivering a Christmas reading or live music performance at the concert on Monday 10 December at Holy Trinity Church in Sloane Square.
Doors to the church open at 7pm and the performance will begin at 7.15pm. Delicious mulled wine and warm mince pies will be sold outside the church courtesy of Partridges in Sloane Square so make sure you get there early!
Tickets can be purchased from Cadogan Hall Box Office online or call 020 7730 4500.
NY1 VIDEO: Inside City Hall’s Errol Louis spoke with Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and film director Candida Brady about their new documentary Trashed.
NY1 Online: Jeremy Irons Talks Trash.
This blog has the International Trailer for Beautiful Creatures
Jeremy Irons attending the opening reception of the 2012 Art Market Budapest on 7 November 2012.
Jeremy was interviewed at the Art Market Budapest opening and it aired on Hungarian radio: http://hangtar.radio.hu/kossuth
Interview starts: (Translated from Hungarian dubbing)
Magyar Radio- What captures you?
Jeremy Irons- It’s very personal I think what captures you in art. The great thing about this show is the different artists. That so many different artists’ work are exhibited so I would be very surprised if somebody wouldn’t find a piece that he likes. It’s fantastic even if sometimes the meaning of two objects next to each other is completely different. It’s true that there’s only one or two objects from the same artist, but you get inspired. For example, I saw a painting from this artist from Budapest and I’ll ask for further information about where I could find more of his works. So, I hope that everyone who has an opportunity, not only from Hungary, but from Austria, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia will come and see these pictures and will find something they like. What that thing is is personal. I was captured by a picture because it was created in such a beautiful style. There are colours in it and it tells a story, it conveys a feeling. But my taste is not everybody else’s.
Magyar Radio- I was wondering if artists can be distinguished on the basis of where they are coming from. Which country or region?
Jeremy Irons- No, I don’t think you can identify their origin. If you see the pictures in the National Gallery here in Budapest, you will see something similar as in Prague. You can feel some Central European effect that you won’t meet in Paris or London at artists from the same age. Maybe the approach was more romantic. But as for modern artwork, it’s very difficult to distinguish. Perhaps, there’s some kind of humour in the Central European art that you can’t find in the same form in Western Europe. Humour I like.
Magyar Radio- Working here you perhaps gained some personal experience about this mentality?
Jeremy Irons- Yes, to a certain extent. And I am very happy that I could experience it.
Jeremy Irons has written the foreword to the new book England on Horseback:
And excerpt from Jeremy’s foreword:
‘Make your way into the open air… watch as the shadows of the clouds move across the face of our Earth. And just maybe, peace might creep into your soul. Best of all, if you can, get out on horseback. Being at one with an animal can be the beginning of being at one with all things.’
Description of the book:
Travelling through England, and doing it on horseback, is to rediscover both the romance of the countryside and man’s relationship with both his environment and his horse. With twelve carefully crafted rides to choose from, from Dorset in the south west to Yorkshire in the north east, this specially photographed book will transport you back to a time before cars and tarmac roads, when life was simpler and slower. Escape down tracks that are carefully catalogued in the Domesday book, or past Thomas Hardy’s cottage and great stately houses, through Cotswolds villages and along beaches. Each ride contains a comprehensive map detailed the route and telling you how long it will take, places to stay (that welcome horses), essential kit to take with you and places of interest to visit along the way. In short, an inspirational guide book for the enterprising (or armchair) traveller.
Authors Zara Colchester and Charlotte Sainsbury-Plaice met when Zara tried to buy one of Charlotte’s horses. In the end Charlotte couldn’t bear to part with it and Zara’s long journey across country looked like a dead end. Instead, the two became great friends and in 2002 they set up Stately Rides (www.statelyrides.co.uk) bespoke holidays on romantic rides staying in private homes. Charles Sainsbury-Plaice is one of the world’s leading equine and equestrian photographers, booked regularly by Country Life, Horse & Hound and The Field.