Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern

Olafur Eliasson: In Real Life at Tate Modern

The Danish-born artist Olafur Eliasson needs a big canvas for his installations, and Tate Gallery’s new-ish extension has space a-plenty to accommodate his immersive and topical works. Fifteen years ago he packed them in at the Turbine Hall with his Weather Project, which was dominated by a giant sun, with...

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Shitfaced Shakespeare at the Underbelly

Shitfaced Shakespeare at the Underbelly

Shitfaced Shakespeare is a company comprised of eclectic, classically trained Shakespearean enthusiasts who bring a variety of the Bards plays to life. That description of their shows might sound average, but now imagine one of the leading actors to be absolutely shitfaced and the rest of the players improvising around...

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The Egerton House Hotel Afternoon Tea Review

The Egerton House Hotel Afternoon Tea Review

When the dog you have taken to afternoon tea is gifted with his very own bottle of pawsecco; a non-alcoholic, grape-free, animal-friendly rosé ‘wine’, you know your expectations are about to be blown out of all proportion. Reggie, the adorable, enthusiastic and inquisitive Toy Poodle found his own station, on...

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The Duck and Rice Review

The Duck and Rice Review

Good quality Chinese food (not the take away variety), dog-friendly, vegetarian- friendly and in Soho? The Duck and Rice provides all of the above at an affordable price. The restaurant encouraged us to bring along Reggie the Toy Poodle who was greeted with as much gusto as ourselves. The Duck...

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British Summertime Festival: Only Barbara Streisand could sing Silent Night in mid-Summer

British Summertime Festival: Only Barbara Streisand could sing Silent Night in mid-Summer

Barbra Streisand gave the audiences at the Barclay’s British Summertime event in Hyde Park,July 7th, everything they could have hoped for. And more was to come. The legend was joined for three ‘surprise’ duets during her set. One with Kris Kristofferson, who had performed a set earlier. He joined her...

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Cutting Edge : Modernist British Printmaking

Cutting Edge : Modernist British Printmaking

Between the wars, there emerged a radical and vibrant art movement in Britain called Modernism, using the medium of lino-cut. You may think that Speed and Flight were just two of the subjects touched on, along with Urban Living, At Work and Play, and Pastoral Life, but Claude Flight and...

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Opera at the Royal College of Music

Opera at the Royal College of Music

A Dinner Engagement followed by Trouble in Tahiti. A Berkeley/Bernstein double bill not to be missed. The Royal College of Music, London, 28th, 29th June and July 1st. This stunning double bill by the Royal College for Opera studio showcases, amongst many other pleasures, the reasons why the Royal College...

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This is MANGA – The Art of URASAWA NAOKI at Japan House

This is MANGA – The Art of URASAWA NAOKI at Japan House

Japan House Until 28 July 2019 Going to another a Manga exhibition, this time at Japan House on High Street Kensington, so soon after visiting the extensive and incredibly impressive collecton currently on display at the British Museum seemed a bit like overkill. After all, even though I am interested...

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Exceptional Promise at the Bush Theatre

Exceptional Promise at the Bush Theatre

The Bush Theatres Exceptional Promise exhibits just that; exceptional promise. The show Exceptional Promise takes form as a game show where three contestants answer a range of quick-round questions and compete to win a deed to their dream home. The contestants are all played by members of the creative team...

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The Music Man Project

The Music Man Project

David Stanley, a former Deputy Head teacher at a Performing Arts Specialist Secondary School and now director of the Music Man Project, was inspired after teaching his friend Tony, who has Downs Syndrome how to play ‘I am the Music Man’. In 2001 David started the Southend Mencap Music School,...

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