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
WELCOME to Flock To The Crown’s weekly news bulletin on what’s going on at Birkbeck College and the Bloomsbury area. If you want us to announce your event, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter@FlockToTheCrown October 17th- 24th October 17th Aesthetics, Politics and Violence: A Reflection on Practices of Political Art 9:30am- 5:30pm Room B04, Birkbeck Main Building … More Events Bulletin at Birkbeck and Bloomsbury 17th October – 8th November 2014