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Don't Miss Basquiat Boom For Real

Transcendent art takes us to another place. I was delighted to lose myself for hours at the Basquiat: Boom for Real exhibition at Barbican (until 28 Jan).   177 more words

Yoga With Paul

French and Spanish night with the dancing François Xavier at barbican ! 

exciting night of a diverse program of Wagner, lalo, debussey and Massenet at barbican with the very energetic and dancy conductor Francois Xavier and the London symphony orchestra – the flute, the timpani and the trumpets are perfect tonight – marking the 100 years after debussey’s death – I was lucky to hear the “first” orchestra work suite d’orchestre from debussey with diverse topics in the 4 movements – the second piece “ballet” took us to a dance to the exotic east – sounds a bit Arabian – I also loved the descending scales repeated played in the fourth movement cortege et bacchanale – the night started with wagner’s long overture for Tannhauser – a storm was brewing over the orchestra – in an upward spirit like ode to joy – with sentiment and thickness – like moving mountains – this was the second time I listen to lalo’s cello concerto as well – last time was from a Spanish night at the south bank with his espagnol violin piece – my favourite part was how the cello started the third movement – in a full and melodic manner – I loved how orchestra was supporting the cello like a background – but my favourite tonight was definitely Massenet ! 103 more words


François Couperin: Lumière et Ombre

François Couperin: Lumière et Ombre
Les Talens Lyriques, Christophe Rousset
Barbican/Milton Court. 14 January 2018

We are used to hearing French Baroque music in the grand style of the likes of Lully and Rameau, but the more delicate and sensitive music of François Couperin (referred to as… 828 more words

Concert Reviews

getting to the cinema

I have managed to get my husband to the pictures twice this year already – first Paddington and now Three Billboards, outside Ebbing, Missouri which was enjoyable enough, but I did feel that it was a comedy that enjoyed the use of violence a bit too much centred around stereo typical characters.   216 more words

Art, Film, Music, Events And Exhibitions

Art of exhibiting: From the moon to slavery

The weekend is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing – it is a time to hit a gallery. Overwhelmed by the choice? Do not know where to start, where to go, nor what to look for? 571 more words


romantic Liszt and exotic prokofiev tonight in Barbican 🎼🎹

a romantic evening of Liszt and exotic and dramatic evening of Prokofiev – loved in romantic music how the energy and emotions builds up like a ribbon and how it disappears like a puff on the top – loved how the 10 piano pieces of Romeo and Juliet was played tonight – Prokofiev sounded different – but he’s different in a beautiful way – the last Schubert was very cute… 14 more words


See BASQUIAT for £5.

BASQUIAT exhibition at the Barbican is ending in less than a few weeks. If you are art lover or just a casual viewer the price is so affordable that it would be a sin not to go see this… 245 more words