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What’s on in London this June, things to do in London in June 2021

What’s on in London this June 2021

Oh it’s good to be back London, and June is the gift that keeps on giving. Here’s a round-up of some of the best things to do in London this June including art exhibitions, theatre, events, opera and classical music. And as an extra bonus, keep your eye on my Instagram page early next week…

What’s on in London after lockdown 2021

Last updated on May 8th, 2021 at 10:37 amAs London prepares to ease out of lockdown, museums, galleries and music venues are starting to come out of hibernation, and across our theatres, the lights will soon flicker back on. Here is a glimpse of what’s on in London after lockdown 2021, including some of the…

Oxford Lieder 2020, review

Oxford Lieder 2020 Review: Song in the Age of Corona

Covid-19 and its pesky restrictions threw a spanner in the Oxford Lieder Festival 2020 works this year, but it didn’t dampen the spirits or the music. The UK’s biggest song festival went online instead, streaming over 40 magnificent recital concerts and events, most of them live and all set in historical surroundings across the city….

Vache Baroque Festival, Dido and Aeneas

Vache Baroque Festival: Dido and Aeneas review

What a cracking start to the shiny new Vache Baroque Festival which kicked off with an enchanting production of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas. And a double dose of September showers did nothing to dampen the audience’s spirits. We were more than delighted to tuck into the one-hour Baroque fancy in the grounds of this…

Lockdown 2020 – A note of gratitude to the creative sector

Last updated on August 17th, 2020 at 07:06 amWhen 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…

entertain yourself at home during Coronavirus

How to entertain yourself at home during self-isolation

Last updated on March 12th, 2021 at 05:22 pmAre 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…

Luisa Miller English National Opera

Luisa Miller at the English National Opera

Last updated on February 20th, 2020 at 06:45 amI 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…

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…

What’s on in London 2020

Londoness Loves 2020 – A Guide to London

Last updated on March 12th, 2021 at 05:28 pmWelcome 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…

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