William Sterling

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  • Upcoming Events

    1. Great Sea Battles from the Classical World – Salamis, Syracuse and Actium

      When: March 25 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm

      A general look at ships and sailing techniques in the Ancient World and how vessels were used in warfare.

    2. British Museum Highlights

      When: April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

      These tours of the British Museum last 90 minutes and take in up to 15 highlights from the museum’s vast collection.  They are at 11:30 am and 2:00 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The tours cover both main floors of the museum plus some of the side rooms and examine objects from Africa, Europe,… Read more »

    3. British Museum Ancient Greek Tour

      When: April 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:10 pm

      This British Museum tour of the Greek Galleries takes place every day at 11:30 am.  We work on a four week rota and mine are on a Sunday.  The dates for my tours in 2018 are January 14th, February 11th, March 11th, April 8th, May 6th, June 3rd, July 1st (although I shall probably swap this one), July… Read more »

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The Enlightenment and the British Museum At the end of 2011 I completed the training at the British Museum for tours of the Enlightenment Gallery which are available for members of the public to book at their own convenience for groups of up to 25 people at £9 per head for an hour’s dedocated tour. … Read more »

Cesar Cui

The Mighty Handful The lives and music of Balakirev, Cui, Borodin, Mussorgsky and Rimsky-Korsakov examining how they came together and how their careers overlapped. In 1867 the critic Stasov wrote a review of the Pan-Slav concert organised by Mily Balakirev: “God grant that our Slavonic guests may never forget today’s concert; God grant that they… Read more »

Frederic Chopin

Chopin and Liszt Two of the greatest ever piano composers were also great friends and had a huge influence on their contemporaries and later composers. Two of the greatest pianists of the C19th and the first great composers to emerge from their respective countries; Poland and Hungary. Their music is so familiar today it is… Read more »