Part 1: The WorldPost Future of Work Conference

Spread across two days the WorldPost Future of Work conference presented a handful of the most successful leaders from forward thinking organisations, policy makers, professors and journalists. Together they discussed issues concerning the work place in a highly digital world. The talks involved a variety of panel debates from the rise of A.I., new approaches … More Part 1: The WorldPost Future of Work Conference

Royal College of Music: Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute)

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)

Clapham Opera Festival 2014: Rossini’s La Cenerentola (Cinderella)

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)

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Engagment: An Oscar Award Ploy?

This morning my social media feed exploded with the revelatory news that Benedict Cumberbatch was engaged to Sophie Hunter and, for me, it’s rather interesting how social media, particularly female fans, have responded to the unexpected news. This response is very similar to the way they responded to George Clooney’s engagement to the stunning international … More Benedict Cumberbatch’s Engagment: An Oscar Award Ploy?

Review of Opera Danube’s Die Fledermaus at St. Johns Smith Square

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

The Lover of Textiles : Richard Tuttle at the Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery

Richard Tuttle is many things. He told us at the press viewing of his new exhibition, I Don’t Know. The Weave of Textile Language, which is a combined exhibition with the Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery. Tuttle tells us that he sees himself as a ‘mystic’ and a massive proponent of experience. His work is … More The Lover of Textiles : Richard Tuttle at the Tate Modern and Whitechapel Gallery

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 : Alan Gilbert conducts Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra for the BBC Proms 75

I had no intention of reviewing Prom 75, the penultimate night before the BBC Proms ended but how could I stop myself? It was Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9: the Choral, which to put it bluntly, is a bloody good symphony. All attempts to buy return tickets were out-of-bounds and stall seats were still unaffordable. Alas, … More Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 : Alan Gilbert conducts Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra for the BBC Proms 75