The latest from around ROSL
This year’s ROSL Christmas cards feature a specially commissioned cover of our Patron HM The Queen by artist Anna Rumsby, entitled A Winter Walk with Corgis.
With Her Majesty celebrating her Platinum Jubilee in 2022, this limited edition card brings a festive burst of colour to the season.
Anna Rumsby (b. 1979, Suffolk) lives and works in Suffolk. Rumsby studied Fashion Design at University of Derby (2003) and MA Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art (2014). In 2016, she was awarded a scholarship to study at The Royal Drawing School and has since been teaching on their Young Artists programme alongside supporting SEN adults with art and crafts in Suffolk.
The cards are available to purchase online or in the clubhouse, £7 for five, and £10 for ten.
Buy yours at community.rosl.org.uk/s/store
2022 has been a year of revitalisation in terms of staffing, as we continue to grow our teams after bringing catering in house earlier this year. On your next visit to the clubhouse, you will notice many new faces in our front of house staff team, whether at Reception, serving your food and drink, or cleaning the clubhouse.
We have also seen changes in leadership as several members of staff have been promoted to take on new responsibilities. Warren Miller becomes General Manager, taking on responsibility for marketing, in addition to the rooms, food and beverage, and sales teams he already led.
Kate McIntosh becomes Head of Sales, Brand & Creative, pairing the sales and marketing activities to establish a new, more commercial, business development approach.
Sofia Munoz becomes Head of Rooms & Membership, combining two core memberships services together into one department for the first time.
Welcome to all the new starters and congratulations to those who have taken on new responsibilities.
The Temple Church Singers, led by director Tom Allery, are our special guests in the Princess Alexandra Hall for this Christmas concert. Featuring festive music and carols, and servings of mince pies and mulled wine, this will be the perfect start to the holiday season.
Photography Competition Exhibition Private View
Thursday 9 December, 6pm
Join us to celebrate the top photographers from the 2021 ROSL Photography Competition in an exhibition of images selected by our esteemed judging panel. The winning camera and mobile images are featured in the exhibition and you will be able to learn more about all the images on show.
Cindy Polemis – Hogarth & Europe
Tuesday 25 January, 6.30pm
Cindy Polemis, art historian and lecturer, returns to the Royal Over-Seas League for this fascinating talk on the English painter William Hogarth and his experiences in Europe.
Annual Music Competition 2022
Tuesday 15 February 2022, 7pm
The Annual Music Competition section finals return in its 70th year, in its traditional February-March slot. As usual, we begin with the Wind, Brass & Percussion section, where four soloists compete for the £5,000 prize and a coveted spot in the Gold Medal Final, which this year will take place at Wigmore Hall on 7 July.
Muse Exhibition Private View
Thursday 17 February, 6pm
Uncovering the hidden figures behind art history’s masterpieces, this exhibition in collaboration with influential Art Historian Ruth Millington, will deconstruct reductive stereotypes of the muse, and reframe it as a momentous and empowered agent of art history.
ROSL Book Group
The ROSL Book Group meets both in person at the club and on Zoom on Wednesdays, once a month, to discuss primarily novels. The discussion starts at 6pm, but we meet beforehand for a drink, and a chat and afterwards for dinner.
26 Jan – A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
23 Feb – Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
23 Mar – Death in Venice by Thomas Mann
ROSL Bridge Club
Meets on Mondays 2.00-4.00 for supervised play with a professional Tutor Ingar Kofoed Hansen. The cost is £10 payable to the tutor on the day. We meet for lunch beforehand and tea afterwards.
Beginners’ Course 11.00-1.00 on Mondays. Refresher Courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced levels – ongoing, please contact Eve to register your interest
ROSL Backgammon Club
Meets on Wednesdays 2-4pm in the Drawing Room and for lunch (optional) at 12.30pm in the Brabourne Room.
ROSL Theatre & Opera Group
We go regularly to the theatre, opera, ballet and modern dance. We will be seeing Best of Enemies at the Young Vic and The Four Quartets by T.S. Eliot with Ralph Fiennes, in December. Kenneth McMillan’s Romeo & Juliet at the ROH and Wuthering Heights at the NT in February, and Small Island at the NT in March. We also go to Glyndebourne twice a year in Summer and Autumn.
Please contact Eve Mitleton-Kelly