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April Dinner

Dear members,
Thank you to all those who joined us last week for our special Brexit panel. We were treated to a spectacularly good evening of debate and I think we were left with the clarity of, whatever happens in the next three weeks, we’re still (to quote John McGrane) ‘like a man who has fallen from the 40th floor thinking as he passes the 20th that things are going quite well!’
Thank you so much to James O’Brien for chairing, and for Dr Pippa Malmgrem, Philip Collins, and John McGrane for being our guests.
Next month we are moving away from the worlds of politics and business firmly into the centre of the British arts with our speaker on Wednesday 5 April, the Lead Principal Dancer and Artistic Director of the English National Ballet, Tamara Rojo CBE.
Tamara is one of the leading practitioners of ballet, a box-office sell out, and a champion of creativity. I know she’ll touch on the importance of inclusivity in creativity (one of the founding principles of the ENB) and discuss the central role that creative industries, both hers and ours, have to play in twenty-first century Britain.
I know we’re in for a very special evening so please do get in touch with Clare this week to book your table.
We’re also opening booking this week for a one-off members event on Wednesday 28 June where we’ll be the guests of the MCC in the Long Room at Lords. Given the venue, we’re restricting attendance to members plus two guests, so please do get the date in your diaries now. As well as enjoying the unique setting of Lords, we’ll also have a behind the scenes tour and be joined by a few notable faces on the evening.
But for now, please do get booking for our April dinner – I look forward to seeing many of your there!
David Wheldon