Tag Archives: England

New 5×15 lectures announced

 20th Jan 2014 · The Tabernacle · 7pm Maureen Lipman on life as competitive sport Ian Kelly on Casanova Simon Jenkins on England’s 100 best views Vicky Pryce  on prisonomics Stephen Grosz  on the examined life for tickets and descriptions … Continue reading

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Weekend Ideas: Visit Private Gardens opened for the day

Britain Leads the world in opening its private gardens to visitors.  According to the article “Open to All Flowers” in the Financial Times this weekend, around 4,000 gardens will be on view this year with many offering tea and a … Continue reading

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David Tenant as Richard II opening December 9th 2013

From the Barbican: “Richard is King. A monarch ordained by God to lead his people. But he is also a man of very human weakness. A man whose vanity threatens to divide the great houses of England and drag his … Continue reading

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Wolf Hall and Bring up the Bodies to be adapted for stage by Royal Shakespeare Company

 This is a special post for my bookgroup, who are working diligently to get through Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies Hilary Mantel‘s Booker Prize winning novels will be played in two parts at the Swan Theatre  from 11 … Continue reading

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RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012 July 3-8

The summer is almost here and with it the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show which has become the world’s largest flower show. You might consider taking the thames ferry from Westminster to have an even lovelier time…… RHS Hampton … Continue reading

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National Portrait Gallery – Images of Tudor Queens lecture by Alison Weir

If you’re not doing anything mid-day tomorrow, Alison Weir will be giving a free lecture in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre at the National Portrait Gallery at 1:15pm about iconic portraits of Anne Boleyn and other Tudor Queens in the Collection, … Continue reading

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DECADE – Sept 1st – Oct 15th

I am always eager to attend theatre in unusual venues and in the  information about this show it mentions that St Katharine Docks is one of London’s best kept secrets – situated in the heart of historic London next to … Continue reading

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