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Royal Photographer Julian Calder to Speak at Grays of Westminster Grand Christmas Dinner

Grays of Westminster
Grand Christmas Dinner
with Guest Speaker Julian Calder

Institute of Directors Logo

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

Her Majesty The Queen
HM The Queen by Julian Calder

The evening will be spent with one of the world's best portrait photographers, Julian Calder. Following the superb three-course Christmas dinner in the magnificent period restaurant at the Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall, London, there will be a rare opportunity to listen to Julian Calder's extraordinary stories as he presents some of his magnificent portraits. This promises to be an exceptional experience.

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, who has been a professional photographer for over 30 years, was recently 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.

Julian Calder
Julian Calder

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.

"We are delighted to have booked Julian Calder to show some of his work and share some of his experiences with us at our Grand Christmas dinner," says Gray Levett, founder of Grays of Westminster.

Institude of Directors, 116 Pall Mall
Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall

The grand Regency building, 116 Pall Mall, 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)
  • Julian Calder's talk in the Morning Room: 9.15 p.m.
  • Cost of the evening: £155 per ticket or £95 if you are a subscriber to Nikon Owner magazine

How to Book:

Grays of Westminster 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@nikonownermagazine.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 dot It is important to note that we are unfortunately unable to take telephone messages with regard to your booking.

Posted on: Tuesday 11 October 2011

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