Orpheus Cycle at the English National Opera

The ENO took the extraordinary step of staging an Orpheus cycle with different composers tackling the story of a man who goes down to hell to bring back his love. This myth is widely known and has been the basis of countless works, so it was interesting to see, which 4 works were chosen. The […]

Review: Frankenstein NYT REP Season

At the Southwark Playhouse this fun production of the old story of Frankenstein has a modern twist by exploring the idea of artificial intelligence as the monster, who defies its creator. And to gender switch the scientists and the monster to women and adopt a totally female centric position might look like a gimmick and […]

Review: On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court

The Royal Court Theatre is well known to champion contemporary playwriters and with this excellent production of On Bear Ridge, it once again puts on a play, which is both of this time and still has an oddly ancient feel to it. The double bill of writer Ed Thomas and Vicky Featherstone co-direct a thought-provoking […]

Review: Death of a Salesman

After a sell out run at the Young Vic, this top notch production of Death of a Salesman received a well deserved transfer to the West End. You have probably already seen the Arthur Miller play – one of the juggernauts of modern theatre – but never quite like this. Maybe it takes  women like directors […]

Queen and YouTube Present Fan Music Videos for ‘You Are the Champions’ Campaign

Queen and YouTube Music worked together with Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records to enlist the band’s loyal fans from around the world to help create brand-new, user generated fan music videos for three of the band’s tracks to celebrate “Bohemian Rhapsody” becoming the first pre-1990s video to reach one billion views on YouTube.   […]

Conversations on Collecting at London Art Week Winter 2019

London Art Week’s first Winter Symposium takes place at The National Gallery on Monday 2 December 2019 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.  Attendance is free, but places must be booked in advance via the London Art Week website. There will be three panel discussions or ‘Conversations on Collecting’ with panelists from Venetian Heritage Foundation; Strawberry Hill House; Universities of Oxford […]

Time to Start Dreaming of a Vilnius Christmas

Trips to Christmas markets just don’t happen by themselves, do they? So it’s October in Europe and it’s getting a little chilly. Time to start dreaming about Vilnius, Lithuania – which promises a fairytale-like experience and one of the best trees around. If last year’s mesmerising clock tree is anything to go, by  Cathedral Square […]

The New Jazz Age Hits London With Soho.Live Jazz Week

In The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald coined the phrase the “Jazz Age”
 to describe the enthusiasm music brought to the roaring twenties that tore through New York. As we approach the 20’s again, 100 years later that movement which heavily influenced art, music, design and fashion is ready for a rebrand here in London. Driven […]

Loving LE KEVIN – the only way to wear your glasses!

I’ve wanted one of these for absolutely ages. Every instagram post featuring LE KEVIN was a tiny, circular piece of my soul gone. And then I got one, and wow it was worth the wait. It’s sweet and round with a hole in the middle and adorns my neck with its cheerful colours and fabulous […]

Australian Gastronomic Icon, Lyndey Milan wins Prestigious Legend of the Vine Award

Friday 16th August 2019 marked the occasion when food and wine celebrity Lyndey Milan was recognised with Legend status. Another achievement in an already stellar career, Lyndey Milan was named the NSW Legend of the Vine in front of many of her wine industry associates and colleagues at the WCA Sydney Royal Wine Show Trophy […]