It’s the new digital age and we don’t depend on newsagents to give us our daily scoop anymore, or the kid on the bike who threw us the daily broadsheet. Nope! Now we depend on online articles, viral marketing and ubiquitous social media. The meaning of journalism has changed ever since noise went digital. As … More Writing for the Internet
Christmas is almost here! It’s that time of year when loved ones reunite, give presents, drink Mulled Wine and Egg Nog. Christmas is the season spirit of togetherness. However, every year thousands of people are spend Christmas in isolation. In 2013, Community Christmas estimated that almost a quarter of a million elderly people spent Christmas … More Tis The Season To Volunteer
Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) is an opera journey about two lovers and their mystical struggle to be together with numerous fantasia-esque characters who help them, while others obstruct them, on their way. The opera’s significance is not simply due to its mysticism or status as Mozart’s penultimate operatic work but because of its stunning and uniquely written … More Royal College of Music: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)
Autumn/Winter 2014 is well underway. Tis the season to reminisce on how much of a great summer we had, the fun we had in Ibiza, and how much the Barbecue season will surely be missed. Oh well! Never mind – its time to drink mulled wine and keep warm. There are still great things to … More Metallic Magic – A Countdown of our Top Ten Autumn/Winter 2014 Beauty Buys
The idea of Clapham Opera Festival started in Marie Soulier’s living room where she invited a soprano and pianist to perform in front of 30 people. After 16 ‘house gigs’ Soulier introduced the festival last year to promote young opera talent and opera to wider audiences including curious opera newbies and children. Off the back … More Clapham Opera Festival 2014: Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella)
Flock to the Crown: Competition Win a pair of tickets to a performance of ‘Just Like That! – The Tommy Cooper Show’ at the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury. Just tweet to @flocktothecrown the answer to this simple question: What is Tommy Cooper’s real name? The Museum of Comedy is presenting writer and actor John Hewer’s … More FTTC Competition: Tickets to The Tommy Cooper Show ‘Just Like That!
I was just minding my own business, casually reading the paper on my morning commute, when sexism was served up to me right on platform number 2, hours before the watershed. Metro was reporting that a BBC radio presenter by the name of Nick Conrad had descended a few rungs on the evolutionary chain, and … More Comment: Evolution or Castration?
There’s much to enjoy about Falstaff; the final opera composed by Verdi. It refuted many of his contemporaries including Rossini and proved that he could write comedy operas just as well as his great tragic operas like La Traviata. Loosely based on Shakespeare’s play The Merry Wives of Windsor, Verdi and his librettist Arrigo Boito produced a … More Fulham Opera: Verdi’s Falstaff
To celebrate this years Black History Month, Birkbeck Cinema showcased the first ever screening for Ghosts of Amistad, a documentary film by Tony Buba. The film was inspired by Marcus Rediker’s book about the famous slave revolt which took place in 1839. The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey unravels the connections between London, Cuba and … More Black History Month: Ghosts of Amistad
The overture of Die Fledermaus is a splendid treat that is often played in any party that involves champagne and lavish festivities yet this comedy opera composed by Johann Strauss II in 1876, also represents the golden age of Viennese music: it is a promising opera that encompasses ideal attributes of the finest Viennese banquet. Opera Danube’s production … More Review of Opera Danube’s Die Fledermaus at St. Johns Smith Square