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It’s brass time of the year again

It were that time of the year again. Hey up! The brass band playing hordes descended upon the Royal Albert Hall from their northern and western (and, whisper…

Promenading at the Royal Albert Hall

Before this summer I had never attended a Prom concert. Which,  for a music lover who enjoys the classical variety, is a pretty poor showing. Even worse, I…

The Serpentine Pavilion 2017

For the last seventeen years, the Serpentine Gallery has spent a small fortune commissioning and then building a structure in its front garden. A different architect is chosen…

First day back after the holidays at the ENO

As I walked down St. Martin’s Lane the doors of the English National Opera which were ajar and the sound of singers practising their scales leaked out into…

Maiden Lane

It’s not a long street; just over one hundred metres I would guess. Nor does it have an exceptional location. Part of the underbelly of Covent Garden, it…

Down and out in Covent Garden

The man was sitting on the base of one of the pillars of the portico of St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. He was taking his time over…

Pop goes the Eagle

On an unusually sunny, blue-skied November Saturday afternoon, I went looking for the Eagle. Being the London nerd that I am, I was genuinely excited to be visiting…

A world of strange arrangements: ABC at The Royal Festival Hall

To the Royal Festival Hall to see pop group ABC perform The Lexicon Of Love parts 1 & 2. Anne Dudley (who arranged strings on the albums) conducted…

Georgie Fame at Ronnie Scott’s club on a Saturday night

Cyril E Power – going down the tube between the wars and a visit to ‘Appy ‘Ampstead

What a cracking image! Sleek and modernistic. Very 1930’s. It’s called Whence and Whither – a great title to boot! – and was produced by Cyril E, for Edward, Power in 1930….