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National Portrait Gallery and Russia museum in unprecedented exchange of rare treasures to celebrate their 160th birthdays. Exhibit opens March 2016

    Russia and the Arts is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a selection of masterpieces on loan from the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow. The exhibition will focus on the great writers, artists, composers and patrons, including Tolstoy, Chekhov and … Continue reading

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Grey Gardens at the Southwark Playhouse

For those of you not familiar with the story, a documentary was made in 1976 about Edith Bouvier Beale and her daughter Edie, known as Big Edie and Little Edie, who were the aunt and cousin of former U.S. First Lady … Continue reading

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British Museum – Faith after the pharaohs

From the British Museum: “Discover Egypt’s incredible journey over 12 centuries, as Jews, Christians and Muslims transformed this ancient land. It is a story charting the change from a world of many gods to the worship of one God.  The … Continue reading

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Shoes: Pleasure and Pain at the Victoria and Albert Museum through January 2016

If you’re looking for a good half-term idea, visit the fantastic shoe exhibition at the V&A which looks at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting more than 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in … Continue reading

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Andy Capp The Musical at the Finborough Theatre

The Finborough winter season has been announced and as usual their lineup is diverse, continuing to be one of the most interesting theatres in London.  I had no idea there had ever been a musical based on Andy Capp, but … Continue reading

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Sunset Boulevard by Andrew Lloyd Webber at the ENO opens April 1st

Multi award-winning actress Glenn Close makes her West End debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical Sunset Boulevard, live at the London Coliseum, reprising her Tony Award winning role as Norma Desmond. From the ENO “Sunset Boulevard is a compelling … Continue reading

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Funny Girl opens at Menier Chocolate Factory with Sheridan Smith November 20th

FUNNY GIRL returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere.  Fom the Menier “With music and lyrics by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne and book by Isobel Lennart, Styne and Merrill, the Broadway smash which … Continue reading

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Nomad Cinema presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on thursday August 13th

This Thursday visit Coram Secret Garden for Nomad’s screening of Little Shop of Horrors. From the Nomad: “Join us for this gleefully gruesome musical! Seymour, a poor florist’s assistant, allows his craving for fame and fortune to seduce him into … Continue reading

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Travel Photographer of the Year at the RGS through September 5

This year’s event features the entries that took top honours in the 2014 awards, in which amateur and professional photographers from over 100 countries competed. The exhibition stretches from the Society’s glass-sided Pavilion, out into the terrace and down into … Continue reading

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The Sweethearts at Finborough Theatre Sept 22-October 17

From the Finborough: “These charity gigs are always in bloody awful countries. I wish someone would fight a war in Marbella. I wish there were starving people in bloody Hawaii.”    A world premiere, originally seen as a staged reading as … Continue reading

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Barbara Hepworth: Sculpture for a Modern World at the Tate through October 25th

Barbara Hepworth was one of the leading sculptors of the 20th century and this retrospective  features many of her most significant and beautiful sculptures in wood, stone and bronze alongside rarely seen works. I am intrigued by the Tate’s special tours … Continue reading

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Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse opens January at the Royal Academy of Arts

It’s time to start filling up your diary for the fall and winter!  Though it seems far off now, why not book tickets to the Painting the Garden exhibit at the RA? According to the RA: “This major exhibition examines … Continue reading

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Sweet Charity in concert at Cadogan Hall Aug 19-22

  I loved the Menier Chocolate Factory’s production and proceeded to see it again when it transferred to the West End.  If you missed either of these, Cadogan Hall is now doing Sweet Charity in concert at the end of … Continue reading

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Joseph Cornell at the Royal Academy of Arts opens July 4th

From the RA: “From a basement in New York, Joseph Cornell channelled his limitless imagination into some of the most original art of the 20th century. Step into his beguiling world at this landmark exhibition. Cornell hardly ventured beyond New … Continue reading

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Cadogan Hall February 2016

I have a few regular readers that always want to be informed when David Sedaris is in London.  So here’s some info on his 2016 two night visit. From the Cadogan: “With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris … Continue reading

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The Father Transfers to West End

I recommended The Father a while back when it transferred from Bath to the Tricycle.   You have yet another opportunity to book tickets for this when it transfers to Wyndham’s Theatre in September. From Wyndham’s: “The most acclaimed new play … Continue reading

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Splendour – Donmar Warehouse opens August 2015

Unfortunately tickets to see Dominic West and Michelle Dockery in Les Liasons Dangereuses at the Donmar in December have sold out rapidly but there are other options! Splendour takes place in the opulent drawing room of the Presidential Palace, where … Continue reading

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An Evening with Jonathan Franzen : Intelligence Squared September 30th

From Intelligence Squared: ‘If there is one English-language writer today with the ambition and talent to make the literary novel seem truly meaningful again, both as a vehicle of mass entertainment and as a serious record of our times, it … Continue reading

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32 Londoners on the London Eye – June 11th

      In the space of the London Eye, 32 speakers will discuss 32 famous men and women who found their destiny in London.  Guests get to choose which of the 32 pods to join, although there  will be … Continue reading

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The Beaux’ Stratagem at the National Theatre – stellar reviews

I usually take a best guess and recommend plays before reviews come out, in time for everyone to get the best tickets.  This one, unfortunately, slipped by me but the reviews are in and it’s been extremely positive.   Better grab … Continue reading

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