'62 is going to London! The dates are September 20 through September 25, 2018.
Below is a short summary of the events planned so far. Some have changed, so take note and watch this space for updates!
Click on the button at the end of the summary to pay your registration fee and sign up for events. Once you have paid your registration fee, you will be updated by email as plans progress.
Thursday, September 20 –
- 6 PM Gather in evening for drinks at Bobbi Portes’s home
- 8 PM Dinner at Granger & Co., a pub in her neighborhood which she describes as ““very representative of the London fusion scene”
Friday, September 21 – Plenty of time for making plans on your own
A day for celebrating women in government then and now
- 10:30 AM – Tour of the Town Hall and Council Chamber from our classmate Elizabeth Pelen Rutherford, former Mayor of Kensington and Chelsea, followed by sandwiches and wine
- 5 PM - Supper at the Waterloo Bar and Kitchen (near the Old Vic,) possibly with some members of with the UK Wellesley Club
- 6:30 PM Joint gathering with the UK Wellesley Club:
Reception at the Old Vic
- 7:30 PM Curtain time for Sylvia, a modern musical celebrating the life of Sylvia Pankhurst, her pivotal role in the campaign for women’s rights and the price of the passion and politics that tore her family apart. https://www.oldvictheatre.com/whats-on/2018/sylvia-2
Tickets for these events can be obtained through the UK Wellesley Club.
Saturday, September 22
- 10 AM Tour of the Westminster Abbey area including surrounding area and the Abbey itself with an experienced Blue Badge guide.
- 1 PM Lunch or high tea at the Cellarium Restaurant in the Abbey.
- Evensong at Westminster Abbey is at 3 PM. There is no charge for Evensong, so anyone can come whether you are participating in the tour or not. Best to arrive a little early, as I’m told it can be crowded on the weekend.
- Saturday evening – on your own with an opportunity to go to a special restaurant and/or a performance. A Winter’s Tale is at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/whats-on-2018/the-winters-tale
Sunday, September 23
- Thames River Jazz Lunch Cruise – 11:30 /AM boarding
12:00 noon embarkation for 2 ½ hour cruise
- 6 PM - Cocktails in Kensington Square - Candy Beery, Janie Eaker Peterson’s sister, has invited us to her home on Kensington Square for drinks and nibbles. The earliest Kensington Square houses were built at the end of the 17th century and still retain some of the original features and character.
- later – on your own with an opportunity to go to a special restaurant and/or a performance. A Winter’s Tale is at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater. http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/whats-on-2018/the-winters-tale
- Day at the Tate
The Tate Modern opens at 10 AM – Participants can come when it pleases them to walk through the galleries. We can meet for lunch in their riverview restaurant.
Tate Boat leaves at intervals for the Tate Britain. You can use your Oystercard.
3:30 - Barbara Reise at the Tate - presentation from archivist Adrian Glew http://www2.tate.org.uk/archivejourneys/reisehtml/biography.htm.
- 7 PM Reception and dinner at Vivat Bacchus London Bridge – Adrian Glew and a few other guests will join us. Our classmate Shelley Lancaster Hamden-Turner will describe a few of her design projects and outline her career after Wellesley.
If you are at the Tate Britain for the afternoon tour and don’t wish to return first to your hotel, you can take the Tate Boat back to the London Bridge area
Tuesday, September 25
- 11 AM - Guided tour of the Treasures of the British Library: Discover some of the most treasured objects in the world. https://www.bl.uk/highlights
Lunch afterward at the Terrace Restaurant Among the exhibitions that will be in the British Library itself at this time (no fee) are one on Women’s Suffrage and one on North American Art.
Here the official events end and you are on your own.
Some of us have tickets for:
- 2 PM Othello at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, starring Mark Rylance as Iago.