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. 

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…

Ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (2018 CHOGM) meeting in April next year, UK Prime Minister Theresa May took to the stage at the UN General Assembly, alongside Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland, to announce the theme and priorities for the summit: 'Towards a Common Future'. 

Looking for something to do this weekend? There are a few spaces left on Saturday’s cultural tour Looking to Frieze lead by author, presenter and art expert Richard Stemp. The tour builds up to the opening of the international Frieze Festival by looking at the two main aspects, the contemporary art of Frieze London and the historic side that is Frieze Masters

Is the UK government's growing focus on the national interest set to dilute the impact of aid spending in the years to come or can a balance be struck where everyone wins? Elly Earls investigates in the latest edition of Overseas

This weekend saw more than 800 venues across London take part in Open House, an annual opportunity for members of the public to see inside some of the capital's most iconic buildings for free, with ROSL opening its doors throughout Saturday and Sunday. 

If any of you have spent time in Drawing Room at the London clubhouse, you may have noticed a small collection of books in one corner; The Members' Library. This has recently been expanded to offer much more choice for those wanting to sit back and relax with a good book. 

The London clubhouse plays host to a new exhibition from today, NO SPACE, a collaboration between ROSL ARTS and BEARSPACE, with the private view taking place this evening. Guest wishing to attend, please RSVP here

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.

Reaching your 21st birthday is quite the rite of passage in many parts of the world, and often an excuse for a big party celebrating your newfound maturity and adulthood. The same can be said for the Royal Overseas League, which celebrated its own 21st birthday in 1931 in style.