Tag Archives: London

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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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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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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Photo London : Somerset House May 21-24

From May 21-May24, Somerset House will host London’s first international photography fair.  Participating galleries will exhibit throughout Somerset House, each with their own discrete exhibition space. The galleries will be presented in six zones – showing a mixture of vintage, modern … Continue reading

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Kinky Boots the Musical, London

“Delightful, High-Energy Fun!”— The New York Post Kinky Boots, with songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, and based on the 2005 film, opens in london in August 2015.   From the production company: “Inspired by true events, … Continue reading

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Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, National Portrait Gallery

The  NPG’s Sargent exhibit opened last week and successfully challenges preconceptions that the artist was merely a portrait painter of the wealthy.  As the FT notes, the exhibit contains intimate, idiosyncratic works that often stretch almost to abstraction.  Some of … Continue reading

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Kinky Boots the Musical to open in London in Fall 2015

Tickets for Kinky Boots the Musical based on the 2005 British-American film of the same name go on sale on March 2, 2015.   Kinky Boots tells the same story of an English Midlands shoe factory and Charlie Price, a wannabe … Continue reading

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Pie Shop Sweeney Todd moves to Shaftesbury Avenue

If the ENO production of Sweeney Todd this spring isn’t enough blood and gore for you, the acclaimed site specific Tooting Arts Club production is transferring to a new pop up pie shop in the West End this spring. From … Continue reading

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Macbeth at the Young Vic November 2015

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” From the Young Vic: “Following their critically acclaimed collaboration on Medea at the National Theatre, Carrie Cracknell and Lucy Guerin create a new version of Shakespeare’s supernatural … Continue reading

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Rory Kinnear in Kafka’s The Trial at Young Vic

Non-member tickets to see Rory Kinnear star in this classic, timeless tale of ordinary terror by Franz Kafka go on sale on Feb 13th. From the Young Vic “Josef K’s thirtieth birthday begins with a knock on his door from … Continue reading

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My Night With Reg transfers to the West End

Following a sell out season at London’s Donmar Warehouse, My Night With Reg transfers to the Apollo Theatre for a limited run from Saturday January 17th – Saturday April 11th 2015. from the apollo: “Kevin Elyot’s My Night With Reg … Continue reading

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A Magical Victorian evening

I posted this a while back but had the chance to see the show this weekend—so wanted to mention it.  It was the perfect thing for a Friday evening–an hour of Victorian magic that kids and (mostly) adults were completely … Continue reading

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Crouch, Touch, Pause, Engage at Arcola Theatre

“I was doing something nobody had done before, and if you’re the first to do something, you have to be prepared to take the sh*t for it.” From the Arcola: “On the eve of one of the most important games … Continue reading

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A Christmas Carol at the Charles Dickens Museum Dec 7, 8,14th and 15th

A Christmas Carol 48 Doughty Street, the beautifully restored London home of Charles Dickens, is dressed up for Christmas, and will host a special candlelit reading of A Christmas Carol … “Actor Dominic Gerrard returns to re-live Dickens’s classic narrative once … Continue reading

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Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Exhibition at Victoria and Albert Museum opens March 14th

“London’s where I was brought up. It’s where my heart is and where I get my inspiration.” – Alexander McQueen, January 2000 The original version of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in 2011 … Continue reading

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Donmar’s My Night with Reg transfers to West End in January

My Night With Reg, the acclaimed play which ran at the Donmar Warehouse earlier this year, will transfer to the West End in January and will feature the entire Donmar cast. According to There Ought to Be Clowns blog , … Continue reading

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Book tickets for Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends – opens Feb 12 2015

From the NPG: “John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was the greatest portrait painter of his generation. Acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, he was closely connected to many of the other leading artists, writers, actors and musicians of the time. … Continue reading

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The Roll of Honour

Every evening, the Last Post will be played at sunset over the Tower moat, which is being progressively filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies – one for every death in the British forces in the First World War. Names from the … Continue reading

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Visit Kensington and Fulham Artist Open Studios during the Weekends of Oct 10th and Oct 17th

Artists in Kensington and Chelsea will open their homes, studios, and alternative spaces to the public.  55 participants will showcase their wares in 30 unique spaces, welcoming visitors and buyers to view art in the very spaces they create it. … Continue reading

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Here Lies Love, David Byrne’s new show, at National Theatre this fall

  From the National: “Fresh from taking New York by storm, this revolutionary musical experience by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim arrives at the National Theatre for a strictly limited run. Here Lies Love traces the astonishing journey of Imelda … Continue reading

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