Salome at the Royal Opera House

Rich and I were offered tickets to the final dress rehearsal for Salome at the Royal Opera House by his aunty; Rosalind Plowright – an opera singer who is in the production. Spending Monday morning at an opera in Covent Garden is quite surreal. But a rather nice cultural injection – after a weekend slightly

Great Wall of Vagina (Skin Deep exhibition)

(After publishing this post – I received a message from the artist – expressing his disappointment that my review was inaccurate and biased. I have added his message at the bottom of the post – followed with my response to his message and then his second response…) Artist Jamie McCartney spent 10 years casting vaginas

Horniman Museum

On Saturday afternoon I hopped on my beloved London Overground train and happily travelled about three million stops down south. I’m from north London so, although I don’t have anything against the south, it felt a bit weird when I got off the train – as the air is different down there. Slightly more polluted.

Carol Ann Duffy & Friends

Last night I went to the wonderful Kings Place to hear Carol Ann Duffy ‘and friends’ recite poetry. I was offered a ticket last minute from a friend, as she’d been stood up. Lucky me. Unlucky stander-upper. She missed out. Kings Place is AMAZING. There’s a sprawling foyer with plenty of seating – long tables

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Rudimental – dance music with a Hackney soul

(An article I wrote for the Hackney Citizen newspaper.) The quartet of former youth workers are set for mainstream success with their feelgood blends Teetering on the edge of the underground but ready to blast into the mainstream, Rudimental are already commandeering the airwaves. ‘Spoons’, a house tune they produced in a couple of hours,

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Dele Osunsami – a poet for the facebook generation

An article I wrote for the Hackney Citizen newspaper last week. Dele Osunsami’s gift for poetry was discovered after he started posting his work online. The Hackney Citizen finds out more about the man behind the rhymes…   Revelling in the spring sunshine after weeks of torrential rain, I draped my leather jacket over the

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