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Tales of my City: Winston Churchill’s London

In celebration of VE Day 75, Winston Churchill shares his favourite London hotspots, the first thing he’ll be doing after lockdown and how he wants to meet Sir David Attenborough. This is the first in the series Tales of my City, where I interview a ghost of London past. A flight of fancy, these are entirely…

Lockdown 2020 | A note of gratitude to the creative sector

When the UK hunkered down into social hibernation in March, a new kind of warrior emerged: our NHS staff, our shopkeepers, delivery and public safety personnel, together with our ever-cheerful postal staff and rubbish collectors, became the nation’s knights in shining armour. More recently, the country fell head over heels in love with a 100-year-old…

Lockdown Culture

This week’s lockdown culture

Welcome to your weekly dose of online lockdown culture where you can stream the best arts and entertainment during self-isolation. Get free theatre, opera, ballet, classical music, free access to virtual museums and galleries, and more. This Week’s Lockdown Culture Favourite It’s Shakespeare’s birthday on Wednesday 23 April! Here are a few ways you can…

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…

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