Diary

img1

EDITORS LETTER

With reference to the rather ridiculous, vainglorious photograph of me above (chosen by Harry not me!) I remember with phenomenal fondness this blistering Cuban blue sky day. We had driven a couple of hours on a rum fuelled bus from Vinales, a beautiful and remote part of Cuba where the world’s greatest tobacco is grown, to a sea peninsula in the middle of nowhere.

0 comments

See More

COMMENT

Civilisation: A Personal View by Kenneth Clark—was a television documentary series outlining the history of Western art, architecture and philosophy since the Dark Ages. The series was produced by the BBC and aired in 1969 on BBC2. The series is considered to be a landmark in British Television's broadcasting of the visual arts and was commissioned during Sir David Attenborough's controllership of BBC2

THE CRUELTY OF CIVILIZATION

The mighty Bruce Anderson examines the precepts of civilization and reveals its true character in history and potential role for humanity going forward.  

0 comments

See More


PEOPLE

img-42

THE LOVEABLE CURMUDGEON

Celebrated diarist, raconteur and renowned author John McEntee remembers the latter years of the award winning novelist, script writer, journalist, and legendary imbiber Keith Waterhouse.

0 comments
See More

LIFESTYLE

Lady Carnarvon at home with Clemmie and Winnie

WHAT MAKES ME LAUGH

The Countess of Carnarvon, who lives at Downton Abbey also known as Highclere Castle, finds delight and humour in the people who inhabit her world.

0 comments
See More


FOOD AND DRINK

dwindle

LONG LIVE THE LONG LUNCH

Much depends on lunch. Well of course it does. A long lunch, I mean, not some dreary sandwich, stuffed full with dolour, chewed sullenly while hunched over one’s desk.

0 comments
See More

REFERENDUM

DIEGO 1

WHY WE MUST REMAIN IN EUROPE

Diego Zuluaga is Head of Research at the IEA’s (Institute of Economic Affairs) pan-European network Epicentre. Andrew Marr stated that, “ The IEA is undoubtedly the most influential think tank in modern British history”. Damien…

0 comments
See More


MUSIC

IMG_6733

BOOGIE WOOGIE NIGHTS

I’m really delighted that we are going to have this Boogie Woogie and Stride evening at Boisdale of Canary Wharf. I think this is some of the most important music ever invented and a key part of the history of music. This particular music, Boogie Woogie and Stride, brings the most joy to me personally and I’m very pleased to say we have got some of the greatest players in the world to come and play.

0 comments
See More

PROMOTIONS

screen-shot-2016-12-07-at-14-27-28

Win the Ultimate Boisdale Life day out

For one day we are inviting A Boisdale Life Reader Plus a friend, to experience an incredible 24 hours of the ’Boisdale Life’ !!!

0 comments
See More