Posts Tagged ‘london’

Brexit: The impact on Government and Parliament

October 24, 2018

Where? At the LSE 

What? Brexit of course!

Vernor Bogdanor and others talked about the challenges ahead.

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.

 

Never Again exhibition @ the Cartoon Museum

June 19, 2014

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Bailey’s Stardust Exhibition @ National Portrait Gallery

June 7, 2014

800x442_BS1536LS                                                     Jerry Hall and Helmut Newton, Cannes by David Bailey, 1983

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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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?’

 

more theatre to come

April 7, 2013

Ready to welcome the spring after a long winter…..with some thespian experience:

Anarchism vs.Vandalism

March 29, 2011

I was in the West End Saturday night. I was scared, I felt insecure, lovely London’s centre was totally chaotic. Police, ambulances, demonstrators, music, noise, smashed windows, empty shops, sad banks…and the helicopter in the sky reminded of an ongoing action….the danger was still somewhere…

I read the news, I read the comments and reports and what attracted my attention was the interchangeable use of the terms ‘Anarchism’ and ‘Vandalism’. I agree, of course, that the quest of Alternatives is not reflected upon all the hostile actions that took place on Saturday but I am wondering: Since when has ‘Anarchism’ become a synonym for ‘Vandalism’?