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The Londoner's diary: 24-29 January

by LLB Editor
24th Jan 12 3:32 pm

From a Bill Gates Lecture to the Chinese new year celebrations- there’s a lot going on this week..

Networking event

1. Business Junction’s Social & Networking Evening in Knightsbridge: 25 January, 5.30pm

This event is a great opportunity to network with high calibre business delegates and spread the word for your business. Taking place in the rather posh Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge, the evening promises to be attended by over 150 members and guest companies each looking to expand their business connections.

Where: Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge

2. Live webcast of Bill Gates and Hans Rosling addressing the 2012 Global Poverty Ambassadors and students at the LSE: 25 January, 1.30-2.30pm

As part of the London launch of his annual letter, Microsoft head honcho Bill Gates will speak about the key strategies needed this year to deal with global challenges like disease and poverty. In addition to this, Bill is inviting students from around the world to write their own letters on the most urgent issues we face today.

The event will also see Hans Rosling, professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute addressing ambassadors and students using interactive graphics to reveal global trends and the great benefits of development aid.

This event will be streamed live on LSE Live

3. Lates at the Science Museum: January 25, 6.45-10pm

Held on the last Wednesday of every month, Lates promises “a night of free adults-only entertainment”.

The USP of the night will be an Issac Newton talk that reveals how the scientist’s complicated, unscientific traits were essential in shaping the scientific revolution. Other highlights include a pub quiz, hosted by “evil masterminds” and Talkaoke – a talk show that gives the gossip on the hottest topics.

Where: National Army Museum, Chelsea

4. Changing places networking reception: January 26, 6pm

As the name implies, this is a popular networking event which changes location each month. Organised by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, this event is attended by up to 150 fellow business professionals from a wide range of sectors.

Where: Waterloo Conference Centre, Sandell Street

5. War Horse Lates, War Horse: Fact and Fiction exhibition, January 27: 5.30pm

It might sound like one for anoraks, but you don’t have to be a massive fan of the phenomenom that is War Horse to enjoy this exhibition. War Horse: Fact or Fiction is an interactive exhibition that tells a compelling story using exclusive material from the novel and its acclaimed stage adaptation produced by the National Theatre.

The show also explores how horses have played a vital role in supporting soldiers on the battlefield with the exhibition separated into the following themes: Inspiration, Requisition, Transport & Care and No Man’s Land.

Where: National Army Museum, Chelsea

6. Chinese New Year 2012: January 29: 12-6pm

Chinese new year

Head down to Shaftesbury Avenue this Sunday to see a colourful celebration to welcome the year of the Dragon. Boris Johnson will kickstart the festivities with the dotting of the eye ceremony, an ancient custom where the eyes of the dragon are dabbed with red paint. This will be followed by a parade of colourful floats from Trafalgar Square to Rupert Street. What’s more? There will be performances featuring Chinese dragons, lions and acrobatics, with the show culminating in a fireworks display in the evening.

Where: Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue

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