A ‘Vulgar’ Night at the Barbican

Vulgar – lacking sophistication or good taste (Oxford Dictionary) Origin:  Late Middle English, from Latin vulgaris, from vulgus – common people. When my friend Zaena (fashion blogger at The Last Straggler) invited me along to the Barbican Centre I was all game.  I had never been to the Barbican before (typical Londoner I know) so I was … More A ‘Vulgar’ Night at the Barbican

The Easter Message

Every year on Good Friday, Wintershall Charitable Trust perform the open air play, The Passion of Jesus in London Trafalgar Square, telling the Easter story of Jesus’ last days, his crucifixion and his resurrection. I have wanted to go see this for a number of years but usually I have been away on holiday or … More The Easter Message

Wicked

No one mourns the Wicked. The irony is everyone is mourned by someone, even ‘The Wicked!’ When asked by my friend if I wanted to see this earlier in the year, despite having already seen it many years ago, my response was a resounding yes! I had enjoyed it so much the first time, read … More Wicked

Ballet with Bourne

Once upon a time…….. As begins all fairy tale stories and Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty is no different in its beginning but there it ends. This Sleeping Beauty is a gothic romance spanning well over 100 years as it moves through the Victorian era to the Edwardian era and then into our present day.  With music … More Ballet with Bourne

Ai Weiwei Exhibition

‘Liberty is our right to question everything.’ As soon as I had seen adverts on the tube for this exhibition I knew I wanted to get myself down to the Royal Academy of Art to check out Ai Weiwei’s evocative and politically charged work. Ai Weiwei is an artist in which he infuses his Chinese … More Ai Weiwei Exhibition