Mary Martin London Fashion Show (16th September): Follow Link for Tickets: http://classic.fatsoma.com/events/122944/?r=1682332119

The very talented, dynamic and inspirational award winning fashion designer Mary Martin London enjoyed a successful career in the music industry early on, but also developed a keen interest in fashion over the years.

Today, Mary Martin London is recognised as one of the leading international fashion designers and very much respected by her peers around the world.
Mary Martin London is known for her fa fa fabulous, bespoke, creative designs that not only breaks the rules but makes the rules; Mary has an impressive celebrity clientele that are always vying for a classic signature red carpet show piece that demands the world’s attention, every time.

Mary Martin London’s collections include a tribute to the late “David Bowie”, the “Cecil the Lion Dress” that went viral and was also featured on BBC News. Mary’s collections have appeared on shows such as Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model and in numerous editorials including The Huffington Post, The Daily Mirror, The Telegraph, Elle, French magazine ‘Slave’, Switch and Meade magazine.

“Purple Reign Collection” Description
The world of fashion has waited with baited breath for Mary Martin London’s next array of master pieces. We are proud to present Mary Martin London’s latest collection “The Purple Reign Collection”. With amazing bespoke designs that showcases a quintessential journey from the Egyptian era to the classical vintage Charleston period to Lindy Hop, merged with a contemporary twist; Mary Martin London is destined to be the catalyst of yet another amazing trend on the international fashion scene. Mary Martin London’s unique signature design is flaunted in the “The Queen’s Dress” celebrating Her Majesty’s 90th birthday and televised on ITV’s London Live; will take centre stage on the runway and capture the grandeur of Mary Martin London’s eclecticism and elegance in fashion design.

This is the programme of the evening
7pm Doors open to the public.
7pm to 8:30 pm Mix and mingle
8:30pm The Fashion Show begins
10pm the Dj will start

WHEN
Friday, 16 September 2016 at 19:00 – Saturday, 17 September 2016 at 00:00 (BST)

WHERE
No.41 – Kensington Close Hotel Wrights Lane, London, W8 5SP

‘East Meets West’ would like to invite you to celebrate the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节), jointly with our partner, The UK Han Culture Association (英伦汉风协会). (£10 Early Bird Ticket from this link):
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-celebrate-chinese-mid-autumn-festival-with-chinese-performances-tickets-26560928452?aff=James

Dress code: A touch of Chinese element.
Remember our beautiful performances at the Chinese Valentine’s Day celebration last year? This time, we’re going to show you even more!

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✦Event Schedule
7.00pm: Arrival & Network
8.00pm: Event starts with Introduction by our speakers from The Hippodrome
8.15pm: Performance 1 – Group show Moon Worship 祭祀月神
8.30pm: Performance 2 – Classic dance solo The Drunken Concubine 贵妃醉酒
8.40pm: Performance 3 – Flute and Cello ensemble Spring in Pamirs 帕米尔的春天
8.50pm: Performance 4 – Han style song Cloud, Water and Rainbow 云水倾虹
9.00pm: Open Network

The Hippodrome Casino London is our sponsor for the event, every guest will receive a complimentary drink and Canapé!

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The Mid-Autumn Festival (zhōng qiū jié 中秋节), also known as the Moon Festival, is a popular harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people, dating back over 3,000 years to moon worship in China’s Shang Dynasty. It was first called Zhongqiu Jie during the Zhou Dynasty. In Malaysia and Singapore, it’s sometimes referred to as the Lantern Festival or Mooncake Festival.

It was said that once upon a time, there were 10 suns circling the sky, taking turns to illuminate the earth. One day, however, all 10 suns appeared together, scorching the earth with their heat. Houyi (hòu yì 后羿), a strong and tyrannical archer, saved the earth by shooting down 9 of the suns.

He eventually became the King, but grew to become a despot. One day, Houyi stole the elixir from a goddess. However, his beautiful wife, Chang’e (cháng é 嫦娥), drank it so as to save the people from her husband’s tyrannical rule. After drinking it, she found herself floating, and flew to the moon. Houyi loved his divinely beautiful wife so much, he did not shoot down the moon. Chang’e flew to the moon grabbing a rabbit to keep her company. So the Chinese say that if you look up at the moon to this day you can sometimes see a rabbit making moon cakes.

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✦Performance 1 – Group show Moon Worship by UK Han Culture Association

From the royalty to the populace, it is an important custom to sacrifice to and appreciate the moon during the Mid-Autumn Festival. In this group ceremonial show, the girls and boys from UK Han Culture Association will demonstrate how the Chinese Han ancestors would have worshipped the Moon Goddess, offering the incense, fruits and the wine by dressing up the elegant traditional Han Chinese’s costume – Hanfu.

✦Performance 2 – Classic dance solo The Drunken Concubine by Joanna ZHOU

The true story happened during the Tang Dynasty around 745-755 AD. It describes YANG Guifei, the highest concubine getting a little tipsy. Combining with modern elements, this vivid performance reflects the concubine’s disappointment of her Emperor not turning up, her drunken charming, and her intentional show-off of her beauty. Our professional dancer Joanna ZHOU will be performing the beauty of The Drunken Concubine for us this time.

✦Performance 3 – Instrumental ensemble Flute and Cello Spring in Pamirs by Hui YU and Winnie HUANG

Remember our wonderful couple Hui and Winnie from last year’s Qi Xi event? They played Liang Zhu – the butterfly love story ending up with Hui proposing to Winnie! This time, the pair will be playing the piece ‘Spring in Pamirs’, which describes the beautiful scenery and fruitful life in the Pamirs plateau, in a new way they’ve invented: combining the traditional Chinese flute and the western orchestral instrument cello, which was never played before. What a perfect East meets West!

✦Performance 4 – Han style song Cloud, Water, and Rainbow by Qing Cha

Qunqu, also known as Kun Opera, is one of the oldest extant forms of Chinese opera. It evolved from the Kunshan melody in the 14th century and dominated Chinese theatre until the 18th centuries. It is listed as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 2001. In this piece, Qing Cha will be showing us how classic Qunqu is currently expressed with a contemporary approach.

Turbo Networking + Business Fair at Home House (Wednesday 7th Sep 2016): Tickets are £10 and can be bought from this link: http://classic.fatsoma.com/networking-events/122908?r=1682332119

Welcome to the first edition of the combined Turbo Networking and Business Fair at Home House !

The monthly Turbo Networking has run for over 3 years and the time has now arrived for an upgrade, based on client feedback !
We retain the elevator pitches and the networking elements of Turbo Networking and add to the evening a new dimension. Businesses can now book a table and exhibit their goods and services.

The Turbo Networking part of the evening includes general introductions to experts and ten 60 second ‘elevator pitches’, which are designed to promote and discuss business ventures and services, establishing long lasting relationships and create a web of business amongst Home House members and guests

This event is aimed primarily at professionals and entrepreneurs wishing to establish new contacts, promote their goods and services as well as connect with potential suppliers and distributors.

The exhibitors tables are open to the public from 7pm to 10pm

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If you wish to book an exhibitor table, contact asap Duccio on 07789 740193.

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This is the format of the evening.

7pm to 8pm. Informal networking
8pm to 8.30. Elevator pitches of 60 seconds each
8.30pm to 10pm Informal networking

If you book a table to exhibit you also get added to the list of those pitching.

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Home House is London’s most exclusive private members’ club.
Occupying a terrace of Georgian townhouses in elegant Portman Square in the heart of London, members and guests enjoy the splendour of 18th Century architecture and the opulence of neo-classical design in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere; it’s a true Home from Home.
Due to Council regulations, no tickets can be sold on the door for this event. In addition to this, we expect the event to be sold out before the actual event date. We do need to strongly encourage early booking to avoid disappointment

Tickets are £10 only and can be purchased from this link: http://classic.fatsoma.com/networking-events/122908?r=1682332119

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