Mozart’s Requiem Origins

Mozart’s Requiem: Origins English Symphony Orchestra Academia Musica Choir Kenneth Woods St John’s Smith Square Friday 24 April 2015 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Requiem in D Minor (K626) George Frideric Handel, Wilhelm Friedemann Bach   There was no K627   The trouble with being a heart-on-sleeve fan rather than cool and...

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“TMI”

  TMI (Too Much Information) is one of the few ATIs (Acronymic Text/Tweet Initials) that have made their way into oral English; unlike the mouthful ROTFL, or the unhelpful WTF which took longer to say than the phrase it abbreviated. Now, as many are dying out in the wake of...

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Ken Cox: Poetry Machines

Ken Cox: Poetry Machines CHELSEA space 16 John Islip Street, SW1P 4JU Until 5 June 2015   This exhibition is not about the Ken Cox I know, a colourful illustrator, cartoonist and guitarist, but a concrete and kinetic poet, who died tragically young in 1968, a few months after his...

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Key points from Queen’s Speech 2015

Ahead of the Queen’s Speech on 27 May,  Prime Minister David Cameron said: “Behind this Queen’s Speech is a clear vision for what our country can be. A country of security and opportunity for everyone, at every stage of life. That is our ambition. To build a country where whoever you are...

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Councillors reject plans for late night Lavender Hill bar

Councillors have backed Wandsworth residents who were opposed to a new late night bar opening in Clapham Junction. Wandworth’s licensing sub-committee has refused to grant a late drinks licence to the Grand Union bar and restaurant in Lavender Hill. The owners had asked for a licence that would have permitted...

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