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Robert Mapplethorpe Tate Modern 11 May – 26 October 2014

After reading Just Kids about Patti Smith‘s life with Robert Mapplethorpe which then inspired me to see Patti Smith (grey hair in pigtails with her son Jackson on the guitar)  at Cadogan Hall  a few months ago,   I probably will … Continue reading

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New Autumn 2013 Events at Intelligence Squared

September 26th: October 21st: NEW: Autumn 2013 Events : Intelligence Squared.  

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Jeffrey Sachs on John F. Kennedy and His Quest for Peace : Intelligence Squared July 16th

From Intelligence Squared: “Jeffrey Sachs is one of the world’s best known development economists, a senior UN adviser and bestselling author. He has twice been named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential world leaders and has been described as … Continue reading

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Hatchards Bloomsbury Book Club with Patrick McGrath on May 30th

Today’s Financial Times had a great review of Patrick McGrath‘s “superb” new book Constance and McGrath will appear at theHatchards Bloomsbury Book Club  this month to discuss this “masterful novel of psychological suspense and marriage n 1960s America. Hatchards Bloomsbury … Continue reading

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Opera Holland Park

Opera Holland Park, a lovely part of the summer in Notting Hill, has another stellar lineup for its 2013 season.  I’ve done the conventional and booked tickets for Madama Butterfly and am considering the double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and … Continue reading

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Up and over the 02…..

  I’ve always thought the O2 Centre was too large a venue to actually enjoy anything there.  And now there’s a new way to gain perspective on just how big it is….   From the O2 website: “Up at The … Continue reading

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End this Depression Now. Paul Krugman at the LSE May 29th

Paul Krugman, the recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics and best-selling author, columnist and blogger for The New York Times will be speaking at the London School of Economics as part of their public lecture series. From the … Continue reading

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Conversations on Photography at Whitechapel Gallery: Mitch Epstein and Simon Baker May 12th

On Saturday 12 May at 4.30pm acclaimed American photographer Mitch Epstein, will discuss his work  which includes  studies on the demise of his father’s furniture store – with Tate Curator Simon Baker. Family Business From Mitch Epsteins website about his … Continue reading

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Madeleine Albright at the London School of Economics December 2nd

Former US secretary of state (1997-2001) Madeline Albright will be discussing the future of US foreign policy and the leadership of women in helping to build prosperity, foster peace, and promote democracy across the globe.   Albright is currently a professor … 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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Lecture: In the Picture: China’s new energy pioneers with Toby Smith August 9th 7pm

After living in Hong Kong for several years, it was a depressing daily occurrence to read about the environmental fallout from China’s huge economic growth.  I’m aware that the country has moved forward with environmentally friendly alternative energy programs but … Continue reading

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Lang Lang – Beethoven Concerto Cycle – Royal Albert Hall March 20-March 23

Seeing Lang Lang perform anything is a unique experience and his first complete Beethoven Piano Concerto cycle in London would be a superb introduction. For the last few years 27 year old Lang Lang has been heralded as the ‘hottest … Continue reading

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The Way We Get By – a documentary film about three senior citizen Maine Troop Greeters

“Everyone has trials and tribulations…Everybody no matter how rich or poor they are.  Everyone gets a burden here an there..I got a bunch of them all at once.  you bitch about having no shoes until you see a man with … Continue reading

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London Community Gospel Choir, Cadogan Hall July 29th

Cadogan Hall always has interesting things on yet few people that i talk to seem to know about them.   On thursday night we went to the concert performance of My Fair Lady by the London Concert Choir.   It was an … Continue reading

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