ROSL hosts a new Australian print exhibition and garden party dates announced


2020 was a challenging year but the generous spirit of many people in these difficult times provided hope for us all. This generosity was illustrated by our Charity postcard exhibition, not only with the 162 donated artworks but the astonishing sales that raised £4,300. Thank you so much to all the creatives who donated and all the generous buyers who have helped us raise money to continue our education projects. The next Incognito exhibition will take place in 2022.

Australian print exhibition

Ecologies of change: Grief and hope in a changing world

Ecologies of change is a ROSL-hosted collaboration between artists from Australia and the Printmakers Council UK

The exhibition invites artists for the different countries to visualise their response to a shift in consciousness as we recognise the impact and consequences of human activity on Earth’s ecosystems. The exhibition is looking to explore the creative response to the consequences of human-led ecological change. The exhibition is taking place in the same year that the International Commission on Stratigraphy is set to formally define a new slice of geologic record, the Anthropocene, to mark the profound ways in which humans have altered the planet. The Anthropocene identifies a new period in which humans have become the dominant bio-geo-physical force shaping the world.

At a time of profound change, Ecologies of Change forms a conversation across the hemispheres. The project brings together artists and invites them to take stock of the Anthropocene and to share visions of both loss and hope for change.

The exhibition will be on at ROSL in Autumn 2021.

AMC Rescheduled for 2021

We are so happy to announce that we have successfully rescheduled the AMC live section finals for 2021 to take place in September and October at Over-Seas House, in our beautiful Princess Alexandra Hall. We have pushed back the dates as far as possible, to make sure we can have as many audience members there as would like to attend. For those uninitiated, our Annual Music Competition, is one of cultural highlights of the year, celebrating the very best of young classical musicians. Commencing on 14 September, we will have a live final every Tuesday evening for seven weeks, starting with our solo sections, then onto our two ensemble sections and finally, ending with our Overseas Final, which is a celebration of musicians who have come through our competition, who are not from the UK. Tickets start at £15 for members, which includes a glass of wine during the judges deliberation. Season Tickets are also available.

ROSL Garden Parties

28 July & 1 September

Summer heralds the return of our ROSL Garden Parties. Join us for a sparkling wine and canapé reception, accompanied by live music before an hour-long concert in the Princess Alexandra Hall, given by ROSL prizewinners. Commonwealth wines and sweet canapés will be served afterwards in the Central Lounge. This is both a great social event and a true showcase of ROSL’s renowned arts programme, which supports young classical musicians as they develop their careers.

Friends of ROSL ARTS are entitled to one free ticket to one of the Garden Parties. Tickets cost £30 for members, £40 for non-members.

The Importance of Being Earnest

1 July

From the creators of The HandleBards, witness the entirety of Oscar Wilde’s classic play of manners, affairs and handbags being performed by just two rather dashing entertainers. In the tranquility of ROSL’s garden you can savour a drink and a bite to eat, while enjoying this fantastically wild(e) new outdoor theatre production, ripping up the recipe book and celebrating silliness. Seating will be provided, but do dress for the weather!

Evelyn Wrench Supper

2 July

Shadow State: Murder Mayhem and Russia’s Remaking of the West.
Luke Harding, journalist, writer and award-winning correspondent with The Guardian, will talk about his new book. A gripping non-fiction thriller, Shadow State begins with the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury and describes how the Kremlin has used spies, hackers, and hit squads to subvert our democracy. “Dazzling and meticulous”, according to the Observer columnist Nick Cohen. 

Member-led events

ROSL Book Group

The ROSL Book Group meets on Wednesdays, once a month, to discuss primarily novels. The discussion starts at 6pm, but we meet beforehand for a drink and afterwards for dinner (optional) at 7.30pm. The June meetings will be on Zoom, but we will be back at the clubhouse on 14 July. However, we hope to continue with Zoom for our overseas members and those not able to meet in person.


The Liar by Stephen Fry

Charles Dickens. A Life by Claire Tomalin

The Odyssey by Homer

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens