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Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner Magazine Grand Christmas Dinner at The Institute of Directors, London

Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner magazine

Grand Christmas Dinner

with Guest Speaker Julian Calder

Institute of Directors - IoD

the IoD (The Institute of Directors)

Friday, 2nd December

6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m.

Champagne reception: 6.30 p.m.

Introduction and welcome by Gray Levett

HM The Queen by Julian Calder

HM The Queen by Julian Calder

Spend an evening with one of the world’s best portrait photographers, Julian Calder. Enjoy a superb three-course Christmas dinner in the magnificent period restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall, followed by a rare opportunity to listen to Julian Calder’s extraordinary stories as he presents some of his magnificent portraits.

Julian Calder

Julian Calder

Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall

Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall

This grand Regency building with its sweeping marble staircase and vast walls covered in 18th and 19th Century canvases provides a spectacular backdrop for the evening, and the period restaurant is a most fitting venue for this elegant, traditional Christmas celebration.

Venue: Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall.

Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Champagne reception: 6.30 p.m.

Dinner: 7.15 p.m.

Traditional Christmas Dinner or a Vegetarian Option

Presentation in the morning room: 9.15 p.m.

Cost of the evening: £155 per ticket, £95 for current Nikon Owner subscribers*

 

Our Christmas events are extremely popular and early booking is highly recommended.

To book a place at the Christmas Event, please email Gillian Greenwood, gillian.greenwood@graysofwestminster.com, by email only with your full name, Nikon Owner subscription number if available, postcode, daytime mobile and landline, your menu choice (traditional or vegetarian) and the name of any guest you would like to bring with you. Please note there are limited places available, so do reply as soon as you are able to, in order to ensure you have a place. It is important to note that we are unfortunately unable to take telephone messages with regard to your booking.

*if you are not already a Nikon Owner subscriber, you are welcome to join Nikon Owner when we call you to receive the benefit of booking the Christmas Event at the lower price.

About Julian Calder

Julian Calder has photographed numerous stories and assignments for leading national and international magazines. He specialises in portraits and his work has been published around the world and has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery, London. His portraits of the Royal family formed the core of the Jubilee edition of Keepers of the Kingdom.

Julian has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. He worked for the Time Life Group, in particular Time Magazine and Fortune Magazine and has since worked for many of the world’s best known and most influential magazines and newspapers, travelling to over ninety countries on all manner of assignments.

For the last ten years Julian has concentrated on portrait photography. A major body of work is included in his book Keepers of The Kingdom, portraits of titleholders illustrating the history of Britain which was published in 2001. This book will be republished next year with 25 new portraits. The book contains 100 portraits including those of Prince William as a Knight of the garter, The First Sea Lord at sea, The Archbishop of Canterbury in Thomas à Becket’s robes in Canterbury cathedral, Sir Peter Maxwell Davis Master of the Queens’s Music, Lord Rees Astronomer Royal and Sir Malcolm Macgregor Chieftain of the Children of the Mist.

His book, The 35mm Photographer’s Handbook sold 1.7 million copies worldwide. Other books include Making Pictures – Vision, Imagination, Skills and Techniques in Photography, A Year with the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, A Year in the Life of The London Regiment, The Oldest: Everything that is not in a Museum and many others. Next year sees the publication of Trooping the Colour – the Queen’s Birthday Parade.

Julian was commissioned to take 16 official portraits of Her Majesty The Queen and HRH Prince Philip wearing the Orders of Great Britain and the Commonwealth, all taken on a D3X.

About Nikon Owner

Nikon Owner magazine (issued quarterly) and its interactive website, www.nikonownermagazine.com is considered by many to be the world’s number 1 user group for Nikon owners. It was initially founded with the purpose of assisting Nikon users to make full use of the Nikon equipment they own, to give advice on a wide spectrum of photographic queries and problems, and at the same time to offer ideas to bring about an increase in photographic skills.

Gold subscription – launch price £349 (normal price £450)

  • 5-year subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 5-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • Gold Priority waiting list for all new Nikon releases (top of the waiting list)
  • A half-hour tutorial on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • Special offers to Gold subscribers throughout the period of subscription
  • A signed copy of Grays of Westminster – In the Company of Legends, or if you have one already, a Nikon Magic Lantern Guide of your choice
  • A Grays of Westminster umbrella
  • Nikon Owner magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page quarterly magazine that is 100% Nikon. Each issue delivers benchmark technical reviews of the very latest Nikon equipment, thought-provoking interviews and articles with world-class images.
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website which includes forum, message board, technical equipment reviews, events page and use of a photo gallery
  • Gold subscription card
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think-Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Substantial discounts on training sessions organised by Grays of Westminster, including Mike Maloney’s House of Lords Photographic Workshop, Heather Angel’s Wildlife & Natural History Workshops, Simon Stafford’s Definitive Flash, Portraiture and Macro Training Sessions, Michael Eleftheriades’ panoramic and colour-calibration seminars and Chris Weston’s Photographic Courses
  • 10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK

 

Silver Subscription – launch price: £129 (normal price: £179)

  • 2-year Subscription to Nikon Owner
  • 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • A half-hour tutorial on the phone or face to face, by appointment
  • Nikon Owner quarterly magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page quarterly
  • magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think-Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on training sessions
  • 10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK

 

Standard Annual Subscription – special price: £59

  • 1-year Subscription to the Nikon Owner
  • 3-year warranty on all new Nikon products from Grays of Westminster
  • Nikon Owner quarterly magazine, a superb, glossy full-colour 60-page quarterly
  • magazine as above
  • Private user-name and password to subscribers-only website
  • Simon Stafford’s Technical Helpline
  • 18-month warranty on second-hand Nikon from Grays of Westminster
  • 10% off Think-Tank bags purchased at Grays of Westminster
  • Special trips and events
  • Discounts on events and training sessions
  • 10% off any training courses run by Nikon UK

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