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BARBICAN LIFE


Barbican Association A trio of treats


BA membership secretary Gaby Robertshaw recounts some pleasant outings – one at her other home in Yorkshire, and two on those organised by her for BA members.


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his autumn has been full of surprises first in Yorkshire, the premiere of Wuthering Heights - a refreshingly raw portrayal of Emily Bronte’s classic and part of a nostalgic weekend that introduced me to a host of real-life locations connected intimately with the literary sisters (www.brookhouseyorkshire.com) Back in London an unplanned night-time encounter with the neighbours at St Pauls occurred whilst en-route to the Old Bailey (their domes did look similar from afar).


A treat for BA Members awaited at the Old Bailey when I finally made it, in the form of a fascinating tour, without the need for handcuffs, from Court Number One to the cells below led by Under Sheriff, Charles Henty resplendent in his Court dress.


Hot on the heels was a technicolour tour of the Government Art Collection from its formation, to a


tantalising view of pieces not yet overseas in our British Embassies or on Ministerial walls at Whitehall. And what better combination of these two fiefdoms than a new Lord Mayor of London who is Bradford born and bred. I’ll be sure to request a peep or two at the Mansion House diaries permitting. To find out more about events for 2012 go to


www.barbicanassociation.com and sign up for membership or use the form in Barbican Life Magazine. Membership also enables you a range of discounts as noted in the pages following.


2012 Membership cards will be despatched automatically to existing subscribers early in the New Year.


Gaby Robertshaw gaby3@tiscali.co.uk


Barbican Association members visiting the Government Art Collection and the Old Bailey


Gaby Robertshaw


BARBICAN ASSOCIATION DISCOUNT SCHEME


The Barbican Association has negotiated the following discounts with the suppliers below. You may need to present your BA Membership Card to take advantage of these. The scheme members offer discounts or incentives to Barbican Association members to buy their products or utilise their services and are publicised in each issue of Barbican Life Magazine, on the www.barbicanlife.com website and in the Barbican Association’s quarterly newsletter for so doing. Contact Lawrence Williams on on 020 7588 0898 – or by email at barbicanlife@gmail.com – for further information.


CURRENT SCHEME MEMBERS


FURNISHING Alma Home


10% discount on furnishings. View at showroom at 8 Vigo Street, London W1S 3HN, or in Selfridges. See also website www.almahome.co.uk. Contact Tisha Richbell on 020 7377 0762 or by email: tisha.richbell@almahome.co.uk for further details.


Ligne Roset City 10% Discount on any Ligne Roset order placed outside of our Sale or Promotional periods. View a sample of Ligne Roset’s extensive range on www.ligne-roset-city.co.uk or in person at 37-39 Commercial Road. London E1 1LF. Tel 0207 426 9670.


MILK Concept Boutique Small furnishings, contemporary hand-crafted lighting, collectable porcelain, fragrances, travel accessories and exclusive fashion labels can all be found relaxing in comfort amid the whitewash Victoriana and petite elegance of The Clerk’s House, beside Shoreditch church. BA Members offered discounts of 5% to 10% on all goods except Fornasetti. 118 1/2 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JN, Tel/Fax 0207 7299880


MyDreamKitchen 5% discount. Contact Spiro Nicholas, MyDreamKitchen, 708 Lea Bridge Road, London E10 6AW. Freephone 0800 018 5654. Email: spiro@mydreamkitchen.co.uk. Web: www.mydreamkitchen.co.uk


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