Diary News

Events covered by Edward Lloyd, a selection of which are included here. The full list of Edward Lloyd's pictures can be seen at Alpha Press
15th November 2019
Simon Tarrant Art Exhibition Preview

London born artist Simon Tarrant launched an exhibition of his colourful artwork entitled Is This Now, at the Oxo Gallery.  Overlooking the River Thames, the prestigious gallery is located on London's South Bank Riverside Walk.  Simon Tarrant’s exhibition showcases a new collection of monoprints, paintings and drawings.   The celebrated sculptress Frances Segelman Lady Petchey, […]

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15th November 2019
Pink Ribbon Ball Raises £237,000 For Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now, the comprehensive breast cancer charity, invited 300 influential guests to its 25th annual Pink Ribbon Ball at London’s Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in Mayfair, hosted by Jacquie Beltrao.  Champagne flowed at the reception, and guests included Jackie St Clair, Michelle Heaton, and Matt Evers.  The 1981 Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz, now reformed as […]

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30th October 2019
The 2019 Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards

Guests converged from all over the UK on 8 Northumberland Avenue in London, to celebrate the 24th Annual Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards.  Hosted by Specsavers Co-Founder Dame Mary Perkins and Rylan Clark-Neal, the various category finalists competed for the overall prize. The Judges facing the difficult decision of selecting the winner from […]

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30th October 2019
Eva McGaw and Tatiana Palinkasev Feature Georgii Uvs In St James's

Guests flew in from Russia, China, and Switzerland for the preview of Georgii Uvs’s extraordinary Show at Gallery Eight in London St James's, to be impressed by the dramatic art in his latest Exhibition, On Khaos and Beauty Retrospective 2005 - 2018.  The presentation from the acclaimed Russian artist was curated and produced by Eva […]

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22nd October 2019
Hayley Mills Celebrates 60 Years Since Her Screen Debut

60 years ago Hayley Mills captivated audiences, with her debut, a mesmerising performance in the starring role as tomboy Gillie Evans in the film Tiger Bay, and she has continued to thrill audiences on stage and screen.  She is as beguiling now as she was then. Born in Marylebone London, the daughter of legendary actor […]

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22nd October 2019
The Tofauti Conservation Ball Brings Kenya To London

A host of guests, many in safari-inspired outfits, converged on the Hurlingham Club in London for the second annual Tofauti Conservation Ball, a Charity founded by triple Olympian hockey player, Crista Cullen MBE.  Hosted by Clare Balding OBE, the event was supported by many international athletes including tennis legend Tim Henman OBE, rugby union player Simon […]

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17th September 2019
Sir Jack and Lady Petchey In Moulin Rouge 94th Birthday Celebration

Sir Jack Petchey and his wife Frances Segelman Lady Petchey hosted a glamorous Moulin Rouge Party at their magnificent Georgian house, overlooking the River Thames in London's Wapping, to celebrate Sir Jack's 94th birthday. Situated amongst converted warehouses in this historic area of London, the hosts lavished Champagne, cocktails, and magnificent food on their guests, […]

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17th September 2019
Chain Of Hope Celebrity Ambassador Chris Eubank Jr Visits Recovering Heart Patient

Chris Eubank Jr, the IBO Super Middleweight Professional Boxer, now an official Ambassador for Chain of Hope, paid a visit to 7 year old Abuzar in the Cardiology Wing of London’s Evelina Children’s Hospital near Westminster Bridge.   He joins other celebrities, such as Arsenal legend, Robert Pires and Actor, Rupert Everett as official Ambassadors for […]

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15th September 2019
The Son Premieres At The Duke Of York's Theatre

The UK premiere of playwright Florian Zeller’s ‘The Son’, part of a trilogy with ‘The Father’ and ‘The Mother’, took place at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End.  The play has transferred from the Kiln Theatre in Kilburn, after a very successful sold-out season from February to April. This excellent drama is […]

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15th September 2019
Sir Cliff Richard Thrills Fans

Sir Cliff Richard’s friends and fans flocked to London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel to share in an evening of celebration at the Diamond + 1 Summer Ball.  Organised by Joy Forbes-Wake, Sir Cliff and his long-time friend, Gloria Hunniford OBE, united to raise money for their charities, The Sir Cliff Richard Charitable Trust and The Carol […]

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15th September 2019
Lord Bell Dies At 77

Tim Bell, the public relations guru who played a central role in Margaret Thatcher’s three successful general election campaigns, died surrounded by his family, at his London Belgravia home, on Sunday 25th August. The spin doctor, one of the founders of the public relations firm Bell Pottinger, known for his involvement in the Tories “Labour […]

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27th August 2019
Cowes Week 2019 - Slingsby Ladies Day

Tuesday dawned with improved weather conditions, much to the relief of Regatta Director Laurence Mead, and sailing conditions for Ladies Day were excellent, with competitors enjoying a day of winds which challenged their skills.  Ladies featured on their day, with 80 female helms competing, the youngest a girl aged 12.   Slingsby Gin, manufactured in […]

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27th August 2019
Royal Yacht Squadron Cowes Week Ball

Despite high winds and atrocious conditions at sea, with all racing cancelled, and all Red Jet ferries to Southampton suspended, the annual Royal Yacht Squadron Cowes Week Ball took place at The Castle on Cowes seafront.  It is always a very enjoyable and glamorous occasion, with Members and their guests catching up with friends and […]

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3rd August 2019
Geoff Sewell Climbs Mt Kilimanjaro

International entertainer Geoff Sewell has just returned from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The singer has a philosophy on life, No Limits, and approached climbing the Summit with the same spirit. This is the story of his adventure in his own words. Seven days, climbing up, and down, Mt Kilimanjaro in Africa: the highest free-standing mountain in […]

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19th July 2019
Grand Prix Ball 2019

Jonny Dodge, accompanied by his wife Cassandra Harris, hosted his annual Grand Prix Ball at London's Hurlingham Club, ahead of the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The red carpet welcomed iconic classic Formula 1 racing cars, driven by household names, as guests admired these magnificent machines at close quarters. Following a Champagne Reception, guests were […]

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15th July 2019
Sir Cliff Richard Celebrates 60 Years In Showbiz

Variety, the Children’s Charity, honoured superstar Sir Cliff Richard as he celebrated 60 years in show business, at a celebratory tribute evening at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square in the heart of Mayfair.  Family, including his sister Joan Webb, friends and Sir Cliff’s loyal fans gathered to support this celebration of his life and […]

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9th July 2019
John McCririck, The Personality Of Horse-Racing, Dies

Legendary racing icon, journalist and broadcaster, and larger than life personality, John McCririck, has died in hospital at the age of 79. Overcoming sepsis, he had been secretly battling with lung cancer, which finally killed him. For many years the face of British horse racing, John McCririck was a unique media personality. Famously bejewelled, wearing […]

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9th July 2019
Kate dazzles at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

Kate Duchess of Cambridge, was undoubtedly the star on her arrival at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival Press Day. Unbeknown to most, she had spent a day at the build up of the Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival the previous week, quietly helping to plant the Back To Nature Garden she had designed […]

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17th June 2019
Investec Derby 2019

The Queen, dressed this year in blue, displayed her usual enthusiasm for this year’s Derby Day, where she expertly discussed form with her racing manager John Warren. She made her regular visit to the Parade Ring immediately prior to The Investec Derby, as runners and riders prepared for the prestigious race. Her Majesty inspected the […]

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17th June 2019
Liz Brewer Celebrates Her Birthday In Style

Liz Brewer invited 150 friends to the newly refurbished five-star luxury Athenaeum Hotel in London's Piccadilly for her birthday celebration, entitled Still Alive & Kicking. Liz warmly welcomed her friends with Laurent Perrier Champagne, which flowed throughout the evening, together with Bogart’s Cocktails. The Athenaeum’s Group Director Bernard Murphy, and General Manager Joanne Taylor-Stagg, greeted […]

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14th June 2019
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

As the RHS Chelsea Flower Show comes to a close, the crews move in to demolish the lovingly built gardens, level out the ground, lay lawns and restore the grounds of the Royal Hospital in Chelsea to their pre-show state. It is a time to reflect on the impact of the Show, and the success […]

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14th June 2019
Montessori St Nicholas Celebrates At RHS Chelsea

Montessori St Nicholas is celebrating 100 years of Montessori education in the UK and to mark the occasion, the Charity sponsored an innovative garden at the prestigious RHS Chelsea Flower Show. First time Chelsea Designer Jody Lidgard, produced an incredible garden to encompass all the elements of the Montessori concept. The Judges spent a considerable […]

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23rd May 2019
West End Actors Exchange Their Day Jobs To Become Market Traders

Actors from the world of the stage, many currently appearing in popular West End Shows, arrived early in the morning at St Paul’s Churchyard in London’s Covent Garden, to set up their stalls for the West End Flea Market, raising money for Acting for Others. This acting charity provides financial and emotional help and support […]

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14th May 2019
Royal Ascot Village Enclosure Launched

Guests in their summer finery converged on the Roof Terrace of the welcoming Ham Yard Hotel, in the centre of London’s theatre-land, for the launch of the Royal Ascot Village Enclosure.  Alexandra Bertram, Consumer PR Manager at Ascot Racecourse, welcomed guests to the Royal Ascot launch, as they were served with Moët & Chandon Champagne […]

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14th May 2019
JW Marriott Grosvenor House Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Guests arriving at the 5-star JW Marriott Grosvenor House in London’s Park Lane for the 90thAnniversary Celebrations, entered the forecourt of the iconic Hotel which for the occasion was transformed into a beautiful garden, full of yellow roses.  Enjoying the delight of a spring evening, guests were serenaded by the all-girl String Infusion, and treated […]

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