Event    From 21/10/1930 

Foyles Literary Lunches

Categories: Literature

Created by Christina Foyle (daughter of William), the first guest of honour was Lord Justice Darling who spoke to 200 at the Holborn Restaurant. The Lunches were very successful and moved to the new Grosvenor House and sometimes had audiences of 2,000. Over the next 80 years more than 1,000 guests included Shaw, Wells EliotBarrie and Lennon. In 2006 the Daily Mail reported the Lunches being replaced with Teas.

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Foyles Literary Lunches

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Foyles - David Attenborough

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Harold Pinter

Harold Pinter

Playwright, actor and director. He trained and performed as an actor before taking up writing. His first play to be produced in London's west-end, 'The Birthday Party' was received with almost univ...

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W. E. H. Lecky

W. E. H. Lecky

Historian. Born William Edward Hartpole Lecky in Newtonpark, County Dublin, Ireland. Initially he studied to be a priest in the Protestant Church of Ireland, but turned to historiography. His chief...

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Arthur Symons

Arthur Symons

Literary scholar and author. Born in Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales. A member of The Rhymers' Club. Died at home at Wittersham, Kent.

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1 memorial
Blackheath Literary Institution

Blackheath Literary Institution

It was built by public subscription, but was very small as an auditorium and failed within 20 years. By 1858 the building had become a newpspaper reading room and lecture hall. It was damaged by a ...

Group, Literature

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Dick Whittington

Dick Whittington

Born in Pauntley, Gloucestershire, second son of a wealthy man. Thrice Lord Mayor of London: 1397, 1406 and 1420 (actually four times but two were consecutive). Three times Master of the Mercers' C...

Person, Literature, Lord Mayor, Politics & Administration, Theatre

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