Archive for the ‘Arts’ Category

From Chopin to Hatzidakis

October 21, 2018

Such a sweet night at the Hellenic Centre full of amazing music and deep nostalgia.

Dora Bakopoulou and Elli Paspala met up and transformed the venue into a musically colourful place.

 

The Outsider by Albert Camus

October 12, 2018

A great Thespian experience with The Outsider by Albert Camus at the Coronet Print Room.

I had to go back to memory, to make a short journey and to remember all these tiny moments in Meursault’s life and his realisations about the paradox of the being. Life as a prison and prison as his short life.

“I realised then that a man who had lived only one day could easily live for a hundred years in prison. He would have enough memories to keep him from being bored” — Albert Camus, The Stranger

 

 

September 2018

September 28, 2018

Never Again exhibition @ the Cartoon Museum

June 19, 2014

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Arcade Fire @ Earl’s Court

June 6, 2014

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Plato’s Symposium @ Queen Elizabeth Hall

May 31, 2014

What is Love?  An eternal question and quest…

Modern adaptation by James Runchie brought Love and Eros at Southbank Centre.

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Flash Mobs @ Peacock Theatre

May 27, 2014

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Volume One: Not For Turning

April 28, 2013

Charles Moore discussed his authorised biography of Margaret Thatcher at LSE on 25th April.

This eagearly anticipated authorised biography, Not For Turning, is a ‘notable landmark’ according to the FT (27th April).

And, yes, Charles Moore, said on Thursday that he Iron Lady ‘did actually care about society’!!!!

Mies Julie @ Riverside Studios

April 28, 2013

I watched Mies Julie written and directed by Yael  Farber at Riverside Studios.

I still think that the strongest element of the play is not the new adaptation of classic Strindberg’s play, but its loose relation to the original play itself.

JULIE: oh, I am so tired. I can’t do anything; can’t repent, can’t run away, can’t stay, can’t live–can’t die!

Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel

April 13, 2013

Great play and a nice performance at The Print Room tonight. Mollie Sweeney by Brian Friel with Dorothy Duffy as Molly, Ruairi Conaghan as Frank and Stuart Graham as Mr Rice.

The trip from blindness to vision, from understanding to seeing, from experiencing to visualising is a long and not an easy one.

What do we expect to see and what do we expect to understand? A miracle operation succeeded in restoring Molly’s sight but failed to make her register with what she sees. It is not only Molly, who needs to be, it is Frank and Mr Rice who need to make sense of their damaged realities.

‘So the question she had to ask herself was: How much do I want to know this world? And am I prepared to make that enormous effort to get it?’