Italian luxury notebook maker Moleskine has picked Canary Wharf and Covent Garden for its first standalone UK stores.
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Sunday 04 December 2011
The Moomins – Finnish cartoon characters – descend on London this week.
Saturday 03 December 2011
What I Learnt This Week
Thursday 01 December 2011
Hogg Robinson; Gem Diamonds
Monday 31 October 2011
The Royal Opera House declared it a "celebration" to mark 40 years since Placido Domingo first sang here.
Friday 28 October 2011
A homage to a great who still gives it his all
Friday 03 June 2011
Writer Josephine Hart whose debut novel sold more than one million copies has died.
Wednesday 13 April 2011
Friday 25 February 2011
Wednesday 16 February 2011
A pub in London's bustling Covent Garden has become the first in the capital to be named national pub of the year.
Thursday 03 February 2011
After the epic inanities of Mike Figgis’s cinematic take on ‘Lucrezia Borgia’ at the Coliseum - whose only saving grace was a trio of superb voices - it was sweet relief to encounter David McVicar’s ‘Magic Flute’ at Covent Garden. McVicar may have his own way of going over the top, but in this classic production, now in its third revival, he doesn’t put a foot wrong.
Saturday 29 January 2011
Sunday 23 January 2011
Friday 14 January 2011
Ever since, as a small girl, she sang along with her opera-singer mother's warm-ups – shadowing her coloratura note-for-note in Queen of the Night – Aleksandra Kurzak has been up for challenges. She spent her childhood preparing to become a professional violinist – regarding singing as being too easy – but when Placido Domingo singled out this feisty young Pole in his Operalia festival, she decided to give singing a go instead.
Saturday 08 January 2011
Friday 19 November 2010
It’s more than a century since Covent Garden last staged Francesco Cilea’s ‘Adriana Lecouvreur’, and the reason they’re doing it now – for astronomical seat prices – is glaringly obvious.
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