World class Rembrandt and a really intriguing collection of artists' postcards.
A short post on Thomas Lis' outstanding performance of #Chopin at Westminster Cathedral Hall. One of the best performances I've seen so far this year. This in contrast to Matt Helders' woeful turn at King Tut's.
A fun part of the production has been assembling props - a 40s Woodbine astray, an old-fashioned bottle of scotch, a cigarette case and a whiff of 40s in the costume of the characters. And the cast - Anna Rogers, Matt Griffin and Ruari Johnson - have been extraordinarily successful at bringing Musset's characters to life in a faux-Fitzrovian setting.
Recommended by the eldest child Locanda Montin was a perfect place for a late lunch. In a quiet garden we dined on sea bass and spaghetti alle vongole with a bit of Prosecco and Pinot Grigio for fluids. The spaghetti was al dente and had a generous helping of Poseidon’s bounty in the form of…
A must see exhibition for Mussorgsky and Marmontov alone. Shame about the Muzak.
Pizza and jazz. Nice.
The Foundling Museum, in Brunswick Square, is one of those small London museums that is easy to miss. They’ve had some publicity recently due to their new exhibition, The Fallen Woman, which discusses the issues of extra-marital sex and prostitution in the nineteenth century and the responses from social reformers and artists. I can wholeheartedly recommend the…