Annual Music Competition Grand Final Next Week!

The 65th ROSL Annual Music Competition is now just days away, join us at Cadogan Hall on Wednesday 7 June at 7pm.

Annual Music Competition Now Open For Applications!

Now in its 66th year the ROSL ARTS Annual Music Competition awards around £75,000 in prizes each year to musicians from around the Commonwealth. Previous prizewinners have included Ashley Wass, Simon Lepper, Amy Dickson, Jonathan Lemalu and Emily Sun to name but a few.

Annual Music Competition Returns Next Month!

It's been a very long wait to find out who will win the Gold Medal and £15,000 first prize at the 2020 Annual Music Competition, but the wait is nearly over! 

Art in Abundance

October brings international art to London with an influx of Art Fairs and an eruption of creativity across the city. The charge of the fairs is led by Frieze and every city gallery is putting their best foot forward with impressive new exhibitions and events to lure in the visiting art world. We have listed the fairs that are only on for a short time this week so plan your visit and get inspired. 

Art in January

Looking for a way to avoid the hubbub of the January sales? Why not spend some time over the Christmas holidays with some of the biggest names in the art world. These exhibitions can see you through the first month of 2018 and they will all be coming to a close before spring sets in so visit while you can. 

Art with Andrew Marr

Last night, renowned broadcaster Andrew Marr, visited the London clubhouse to discuss his creative outlet, painting. Hosted by ROSL ARTS, and arranged by the Art Fund, Andrew spoke to a packed house about his creative process, particularly how it has changed following his stroke in 2013. 

Artist-in-Residence Nisha Duggal Joins ROSL

ROSL is pleased to announce Nisha Duggal as Artist-in-Residence in partnership with Riverley Primary School in Leyton, East London. Thanks to generous funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Nisha will create original artworks in response to the heritage and communities of ROSL and the pupils and locality of Riverley, to be displayed at exhibition events in mid-July. 

Author Delia Jarrett-Macauley to Speak at ROSL

British author Delia Jarrett-Macauley, winner of the 2006 Orwell Prize for political writing for her novel Moses, Citizen & Me, will be speaking at the Chairman's Lunch Thursday 10 May. 

Barrie Pettman 1944-2017

We are sorry to hear of the passing of Professor Barrie Pettman, Vice President of ROSL and generous funder with his wife Maureen of the Pettman/ROSL Scholarship for a New Zealand Chamber Ensemble.

BC Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Chan Centre

ROSL members from the British Columbia branch came together to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday 8 April. 

Be Smart About Art

Be Smart About Art networking is a monthly opportunity to meet artists, curators and other peers, to view exhibitions and spaces, and to expand knowledge - creative and professional alike. On Tuesday 22 August 2017, ROSL are hosting BSAA to accompany the current ‘Young Masters’ exhibition presented by Cynthia Corbett Gallery. 

Beat the January Blues

If you can brave the cold then January promises to be bright and bold with the reappearance of the Lumiere light festival from Thursday 18 to Sunday 21 January. 

Better Together

Last night marked the first of our ensemble rounds for this year’s Annual Music Competition, which included any ensembles that are made up of string and keyboard instruments, and this year we had four incredible string quartets to perform for our audience. 

Book Talk: Dickie & Edwina, The Mountbattens by Andrew Lownie

Join us on 27 July as author and historian Andrew Lownie returns to introduce his joint biography of the lives of Earl Mountbatten of Burma and his wife Edwina. 

Buxton Festival Comes to ROSL

Buxton International Festival (BIF) is taking its 40th Anniversary programme on the road and will perform at ROSL's Princess Alexandra Hall on Monday 25 March. 

Caine Prize 2018 Winner Announced

Congratulations to Makena Onjerika, winner of the 2018 Caine Prize for African Writing, with her short story Fanta Blackcurrant. 

Caine Prize 2019: An Evening of Words and Music

Next week, ROSL will see the arrival of this year's shortlisted writers for the 2019 Caine Prize for African Writing. To celebrate their stay at the club, on Thursday 4 July the authors will take part in an event which combines musical performances along with readings of their shortlisted works. 

Caine Prize 2019: An Evening of Words and Music

Last night saw this year's Caine Prize shortlisted authors and ROSL musicians gather in the Princess Alexandra Hall for an evening of words and music which celebrated African creative culture. 

Caine Prize 2019: Members Choose Their Winner

A huge congratulations to Nigerian writer Tochukwu Emmanuel Okafor, whose short story All Our Lives has been chosen as the recipient of this year's ROSL Readers' Award. 

Caine Prize 2019: ROSL Readers' Award

In 2019, ROSL will be continuing its longstanding support of the Caine Prize for African Writing, by hosting the shortlisted writers in London, holding an evening of words and music alongside ROSL musicians, and for the second year running; presenting the ROSL Readers' Award to one of the writers. 

Canada 150 Celebrations This October

It seems apt to be celebrating both the 150th anniversary of Canada's confederation and the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, where the sacrifice of Canadian soldiers' awakened a budding patriotism in Canadians, in the same year. To commemorate both of these important landmarks, ROSL has planned a month of Canadian-themed events to suit all tastes this October. 

Celebrating 65 Years of ROSL ARTS

This year, at ROSL ARTS we are celebrating our 65th Anniversary, and next month we are putting together a weekend of concerts to celebrate all the musicians we have worked with, past and present. To kick off our celebrations we are going back through our history to see where it all began…

Chairman's Dinner Review

Last night members and their guests gathered at our London clubhouse for this popular staple of the ROSL event calendar. Starting in the central lounge, there was a chance to catch up with old friends and meet new ones over a glass of wine, before the concert started. 

Chaplin's Musical Mutual Comedies

Music and film are two things that you automatically place together. Films such as Star Wars, Jurrasic Park and Harry Potter are instantly recognisable by their iconic theme tunes. However, 100 years ago there in the silent film era, there was only music to accompany a motion picture, but no dialogue. See this recreated at ROSL on 19 November with live instrumentation as part of our Rush Hour series.

Cheryl Frances-Hoad's Algernon World Premiere Next Week

A new work by composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, commissioned by AMC 2018 Gold Medal Winner Jonathan Radford and ROSL, will premiere at Brighton Festival next week. Watch a sneak peek of Algernon here. 

CHOGM Begins Next Week

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting is due to get underway in London on Monday, with a wealth of events celebrating the shared history, values, and purpose of the 53 member states, and you have the chance to get involved. 

Choose Life...Drawing

There was a glimpse of Spring and now storm Gareth has brought wind and rain to the UK. Not to worry though, ROSL ARTS have a life drawing class to keep you occupied while the weather is at its worst.

Consone Quartet Album Launch

On Wednesday night, The Consone Quartet, winners of the 2016 ROSL Annual Music Competition String Ensemble Section launched their debut album. Formed at the Royal College of Music, the Consone Quartet is dedicated to exploring Classical and Early Romantic repertoire on period instruments. 

Creativity in Isolation

ROSL launched its brand new Composition Award in March and despite the upheaval the world has seen since, our period of enforced isolation could prove creatively rewarding for entrants. Composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, one of the judges for the award, discusses where she gets her inspiration from and the importance of nurturing young talent. 

Cynthia Corbett Gallery Brings Young Masters to ROSL

ROSL Arts is proud to work with the Cynthia Corbett Gallery to present a selection of works from a wide range of emerging and established artists at Over-Seas House, London. The exhibition will include the work of the as yet unknown 2017 winner of the Young Masters Art Prize, which celebrates artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past.