...of Jean-Baptiste Demarest, Event Sales Coordinator.

If you're a regular visitor to the London clubhouse, I may already be a familiar face to you, having spent the last two years serving in the restaurant, Brabourne Room, Duke of York Bar and the garden. It is always an absolute pleasure to talk with you about my journey from France as well as learning more about you all through the stories that you share with me over dinner and drinks. Through the stories of your travels and history I have gotten to know so many of you.

The celebrated interior designer talks to Eleanor Rucker Thompson about growing up in the time of partition, her approach to restoration work and why she considers it her responsibility to support less privileged women.

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.

Sit back, relax and be entertained as the Royal Academy of Music take you on a journey through the glorious lyrics of Dorothy Fields, from her famous 1920s pop songs to Broadway and Hollywood musicals.  This specially devised cabaret featuring Dorothy Fields’ work will be directed by George Hall with musical direction from Guy Frati and Alex Beetschen.

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. 

All those who have visited our Edinburgh clubhouse most certainly remember the view, the cityscape that captures Edinburgh, from the busy, modernised Princes Street to the historic, iconic castle. Being from Scotland, looking across the green of the gardens and up to the fortress on the rock there is a sense of pride that for thousands of years’ people have gazed across this land with the same feeling. It is this view that will be forever depicted and documented, from historic maps and paintings to the modern photograph that is shared across the globe with one click.

The road to Banjul has been a long one for new President of The Gambia, Adama Barrow. Working as a security guard in a branch of Argos in North London in the early 2000s, his journey to high office in his home country involved the removal of longstanding President Yahya Jammeh, who seized power in the tiny West African country in a military coup d'etat in 1994.

...of Julia McMenemy, Guest Relations Officer. 

One of the many great things about being the Guest Relations Officer at the Royal Over-Seas League is the public nature of my position. As one of the more visible members of the ROSL team, I’ve gotten to know many of you very well in the year or so I have been at the club, and it is often the catch-ups and pleasantries I exchange with members that that form the highlight of my day.

Visiting the London clubhouse isn't all about the dining, the events, the arts... it's also about the views! Situated in the heart of St James's, you can wake up to some of the best vistas in London. Whether it's the Westminster skyline, featuring the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Westminster Cathedral, or the open space and tranquillity of Green Park, the outlook from some of our bedrooms can rival anything local hotels such as the Ritz can offer.

A principle of the Royal Over-Seas League is the ambition to maintain social and cultural links worldwide. With half of our members overseas, sharing the work we do in our clubhouses is often challenging, particularly in relation to exhibitions of visual art. Luckily with our smartened-up website, we now have the ability to bring the work in the London clubhouse to you.