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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…

Alice’s Adventures Under Ground

Alice’s Adventures Under Ground at the Royal Opera House

Alice’s Adventures Under Ground  at the Royal Opera House is as mad as a box of frogs. The much-loved children’s tale of delicious nonsense has been condensed into a 55-minute rollercoaster of an opera, written by Irish composer Gerald Barry and directed and designed by Antony McDonald. Anything is possible during this topsy-turvy muchness of…

Northern Chords Ensemble

Northern Chords Ensemble at King’s Place

The Steinway piano was happily purring away on the King’s Place stage on Sunday night, with virtuoso Daniel Lebhardt on keys. He was in the musical company of his other Northern Chords Ensemble bedfellows, Benjamin Baker on violin and Jonathan Bloxham on cello. BBC New Generation Artist Timothy Ridout and his Peregerino di Zanetto viola…

Things to do this week in London 3 to 6 February

Things to do this week in London: 3 to 9 February

Things to do this week in London 3 to 9 February. It’s safe to say most of us will be happy to wave goodbye to January. It was dry for those doing the inevitable post-Christmas penance (I lift my martini glass up to you in awe), and yet it was also one of the soggiest Januarys…

Must-see Art for Kids in London (and some objects too)

It’s all very well dragging the kids to London’s big-name museums, but which galleries and museums will your children actually like? And once you’re there, which painting, sculpture or object will they really appreciate? London is one giant artscape, and with most of it free, it’s hard to decide where to take children. Follow me…

Things to do this week in London: 20 to 26 January

Things To Do In London This Week: 20-26 January 2020

Things To Do In London This Week: 20-26 January 2020 “London is enchanting. I step out upon a tawny coloured magic carpet, it seems, and get carried into beauty without raising a finger.” (Virginia Woolf) Tuesday 21 January The British public and composers have always been intrigued by the royal family (and if this past week is…

Review: The Great Gatsby Immersive London

There was a beckoning green light when I arrived at Gatsby’s Mayfair mansion on Wednesday for The Great Gatsby Immersive London. The night was tender, the drinks flowed, the conversation was titillating, and there was just the right glitter and glitz you’d expect from one of Gatsby’s infamous lawn parties. This Great Gatsby production by…

What’s on in London 2020

Londoness Loves 2020 | A Guide to London

Welcome to the new decade and to another top-notch cultural year in London. As we swing into the roaring 20s here is my guide for what’s on in London in 2020 with some of the best theatre, opera, classical music, talks and art exhibitions this year. London Theatre in 2020 It’s going to be a…

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