Look out for our new Events Guide, arriving with your next issue of Overseas in September. You'll be able to find out what's happening for the rest of year. Here are some of the highlights to look forward to. 

1,000 Days of the River Kwai, 3 September

To mark the 80th anniversary since the outbreak of WW2, two remarkable veteran sisters, now in their nineties recall their father Colonel Owtram and his fascinating secret war diary, kept hidden whilst British Camp Commandant of a Japanese POW camp.

Patricia Davies (WRNS Special Duties Linguist & Interceptor, 96), a former BBC producer, and her sister Jean Argles (FA.N.Y/S.O.E Code & Cipher, 93), who were both involved in code-breaking during the war, are joined by historian Simon Robinson, who interviews them about their memories of the war, and their father’s experiences in the hands of the Japanese and his efforts to protect the POWs in his charge.

New Zealand Wines Dinner, 5 September

We have pleasure in presenting seven wines from the Mount Brown Estates, New Zealand with their wine grower Frank Manifold on hand to present his wines alongside a three-course dinner in the Restaurant. Reception and canapés will start at 7pm followed by dinner.

ROSL Rush Hour concert: Clare Teal, 10 September

As much as she loves fronting her Trio or Big Mini Band or singing with orchestras around the world, award winning singer and BBC Radio 2 presenter Clare Teal still revels in performing in more intimate venues accompanied by just piano.

From swing to sublime ballads, Clare’s Duo Concerts are renowned for their fabulous musicality coupled with Clare’s warm and witty storytelling guaranteeing the audience something uniquely personal and always very special. The rich, jazz infused repertoire explores timeless classics penned by the legendary musical storytellers of the last 100 years, and celebrates giants of the Great American and British Songbooks through to the work of more contemporary writers crafting the standards of today plus Clare’s own original compositions.

BBC Music Day - NOK Orchestra, 26 September 

BBC Music Day 2019 is a celebration of music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, to bring us together and make a positive impact. The NOK Orchestra is a Nigerian performing group formed in 2015 by the Nigerian-Irish born British composer and multi-instrumentalist, Tunde Jegede. They play a unique fusion of Western and African Classical Music. Prepare to be inspired and refreshed by the beautiful music they create!

Take a look at the full list of upcoming events online here

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