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This week’s Quarantine Culture | Home is where the Culture is

Welcome to your weekly dose of online culture where you can stream free theatre, opera, classical music, get free access to virtual museums and galleries, and more. This week’s Quarantine Culture Favourite We all need a lotta laughs right now, and James Corden’s performance in One Man, Two Guvnors is going to deliver just that…

entertain yourself at home during Coronavirus

How to entertain yourself at home during self-isolation

Are you stuck between four walls and wondering how to entertain yourself at home during Coronavirus self-isolation? Beat the social distancing blues with cinema streaming, some classic laugh out loud books, and keep company with websites and podcasts which will add colour to your world. Listen to some soothing classical music (with plenty of free…

what’s on this week in London: 9 March to 15 March

Things to do this week in London: 9 to 15 March 2020

Things to do this week in London: 9 to 15 March 2020. Are you ready for a mammoth week, London? With so many new openings and goings-on, this promises to be a whopper of a week in London’s cultural calendar. Handel in London With the London Handel Festival in full baroque swing, it’s time to…

Things to do this week in London: 2 to 8 March

Things to do this week in London: 2 to 8 March 2020

Majestic trees are coming to Southbank’s Hayward Gallery this week in all their arty guises, and Vanessa Williams is swirling into town for her stint in the award-winnng “City of Angels” at the Garrick Theatre. An exhibition marking Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday opens at the Florence Nightingale Museum, just in time for International Women’s Day….

Things to do this week in London 24 February to 1 March

Things to do this week in London: 24 February to 1 March 2020

As we blast into March (I must admit I’ve never been happier to see London coming into bloom), the master of pop and colour, David Hockney, bursts onto the National Portrait Gallery. The much-anticipated British Surrealism opens at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, always a good excuse for a day out in south east London, and…

Message in a Bottle, review, Peacock Theatre

Message in a Bottle review | Peacock Theatre, London

What do you get when you weave Kate Prince’s hip hop choreography together with Sting’s greatest hits, a dance company with superpowers and a story that centres on the plight of refugees? You get “Message in a Bottle,” a dance-off at the Peacock Theatre which is dizzying to watch and which will leave you weak…

Luisa Miller English National Opera

Luisa Miller at the English National Opera

I braced Storm Dennis’s ferocious embrace on Saturday night for a dose of operatic drama in the company of the English National Opera’s Luisa Miller. This is the ENO’s first staging of Verdi’s fifteenth opera and one which I have been longing to see for years. Written when Verdi was 36, the opera marks the…

Things to do this week in London 17 to 23 February 2020

Things to do this week in London 17 to 23 February

The Europeans are taking over London this week with Dutch master Nicolaes Maes coming to the National Gallery and Belgian symbolist artist Léon Spilliaert over at the Royal Academy. You can also celebrate German-born cum Londoner Handel’s birthday this weekend and enjoy a staging of Verdi’s Luisa Miller  at the English National Opera, on until…

Things to do this week in London 10 to 16 February

Things to do this week in London 10 to 16 February

I’ve never been a fan of Cupid’s shenanigans in February, so I am going to skim over anything icky which might be happening in the capital this Friday. I do have a free concert on Thursday for you if love is on your weekly agenda, and I do sincerely wish you all copious amounts of…

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