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Curtain Up opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum

The Theatre and Performance Gallery at the V&A is about to open  Curtain Up: Celebrating 40 Years of Theatre in London and New York for a run prior to its  transfer to Lincoln Centre, New York in October. This exhibition … Continue reading

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See Buzz Aldrin in Conversation with Brian Cox at the Science Museum February 28

On February 28th you’ll have a chance to see Buzz Aldrin, one of the first two humans to set foot on another world, which he achieved in the 1969 Apollo 11 moonwalk.   He will be interviewed by British Physicist … Continue reading

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The London Art Salon: London’s art in a relaxed social setting

I often post on literary events and lectures, but Londoners have their choice of art lectures as well.  Here’s one salon which enables you to stay current with the exhibitions around town and do so in a relaxed setting. The London … Continue reading

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For My NYC readers…Eco rock Feb 26th

On Feb 26th you’ll have a chance to support the Rainforest Action Network and hear Winning Review friend Howard Altmann give a poetry reading at the Cutting Room.  Suzanne Vega will be there too…..

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Feb 7 One night only cabaret at the Landor Theatre

 Buy tickets for this great lineup next Sunday evening to help raise money for Shelter–which combats homelessness. Landor Theatre | The Landor Theatre

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Page Victor (@pcvictor63) • Fantastic London Instagram photos and videos

Winning Review reader from our early days, Page Victor, is capturing London each morning in all its glory.  Page’s photos are stunning and if you’re following my blog and don’t live in London already—you’ll soon want to.   Page Victor (@pcvictor63) … Continue reading

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 Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House opens Feb 3rd

From Chiswick House: The UK Premier of the world famous Magical Lantern Festival comes to Chiswick House & Gardens in London for the first time in its long and elaborate history. The festival is a spectacular artistic installation of beautifully … Continue reading

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Visit The Museum of Innocence at Somerset House

Somerset House is delighted to announce a collaboration with Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk which will see a unique new version of his collection The Museum of Innocence, the physical manifestation of his novel of the same name, travels to … Continue reading

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Ancient Egyptian Exhibition at Two Temple Place opens January 30th

  Two Temple Place, one of London’s hidden architectural gems, hosts great exhibitions   twice a year and if you haven’t been to this venue yet, find some time to go. You’ll get a chance to visit on January 30th when … Continue reading

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Homer’s epic retold in an extraordinary dance theatre production at Wiltons

The Mark Bruce Company’s Dracula was perfect in the setting of  Wilton’s and now they are bringing another unique dance experience to the venue, Homer’s epic, The Odyssey. From Wiltons ” The King, Odysseus separated from his family for ten years of … Continue reading

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Guided Free Walks Across London this weekend

  From TFL:‘Winter Wanders’ sees TfL put on 43 free guided walks across London on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January. The walks, which are led by experienced Walk London guides, are a perfect post-Christmas activity as they range from … Continue reading

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 Audra McDonald making her West End Debut in Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill in June

From Wyndham’s Theatre “Six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald makes her West End debut as legendary jazz icon, Billie Holiday. Spend an intimate evening filled with some of the most inspiring and moving songs ever written and hear the personal stories of Holiday’s … Continue reading

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The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the St James Theatre January 20th

From the St. James theatre:  “A true story of family, hope and survival told through the world’s most beautiful music. Set in Vienna in 1938 and in London during the Blitz, The Pianist of Willesden Lane tells the true story of Lisa … Continue reading

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Lumiere London Programme – 14-17 Jan, 6:30-10:30pm

Winning Review guests EW and AW report that this was unmissable, and let you see the best parts of the capital in all new ways.  The interplay between the architecture and the incredible illuminations was captivating. Favourites included the Alice in … Continue reading

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Acclaimed Pink Mist transfers to Bush Theatre in February

Read Reviews of Bristol Production of Pink Mist From the Bush Theatre:  “Who wants to play war?Best friends Arthur, Hads and Taff were barely out of their teens when they were deployed to Afghanistan. Returning to the women in their … Continue reading

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Jekyll & Hyde, new dance thriller at Old Vic in May 2016

A new dance thriller devised, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. Inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.  Innovative theatre choreographer Drew McOnie reimagines Robert Louis Stevenson’s sinister drama in an excitingly physical new dance production with music by Grant Olding. … Continue reading

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Powerhouse trio cast for The Maids at Trafalgar Studios, opens Feb 2016

The Jamie Lloyd Company’s first production of 2016 will be the full-throttle UK premiere of a contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet’s masterpiece, The Maids – not seen in the West End for twenty years. Director Jamie Lloyd has assembled a powerhouse … Continue reading

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Sondheim’s ROAD SHOW opens at  Union Theatre in February

Following the successful transfer to the Menier Chocolate Factory of the New York Production of Road Show in 2011, the Union Theatre is now creating the first ever UK production of Sondheim‘s show.   From the Union Theatre: “At the turn of the last century old Pa Meisner sends … Continue reading

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The Wasp transfers to Trafalgar Studios through January 16

Following a sold out run at the Hampstead Theatre last year, The Wasp transfers to the Trafalgar Studios. ★★★★ ‘These characters and performances make for a pair of very good bad girls’ Financial Times ★★★★ ‘Absolutely excellent… A taut, brilliantly calibrated … Continue reading

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An Evening with Gloria Steinem – how to: Academy February 24th

It always seems a bit funny to start booking things for the new year.  Is it really 2016?  But here’s a good one to start filling your diary with:  Gloria Steinem, fearless journalist, political activist, voice for women everywhere, is … Continue reading

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