An Evening with Shen Yun

“Photography is not permitted” says the curtain covering the stage. We take our ever so comfortable seats and eagerly await the start of the performance. An American voice followed by a Chinese translation tells us to turn off our electronic devices, the show is about to begin. The curtain raises and I draw back my breath, I am in awe. The stage is covered in … Continue reading An Evening with Shen Yun

Birmingham Royal Ballet – Cinderella

Standing tall in the heart of Birmingham, The Hippodrome came into being in the early 1900s. Seating 1,900 people, the theatre is beautifully designed to host touring theatrical shows from London’s West End as well as performances from Birmingham’s own Royal Ballet. One rainy Saturday evening, I headed to The Hippodrome to enjoy a magical performance of Cinderella choreographed by David Bintley. Having seen many … Continue reading Birmingham Royal Ballet – Cinderella

Onboard the Sunborn Yacht Hotel

Looking toward London for my latest winter getaway, I was bored by the choice of many characterless hotels. Having stayed at numerous predictable contemporary hotels, there comes a point where there isn’t much different between them. Not able to indulge in the extravagance of the likes of The Ritz or Savoy, I favoured to stay on board London’s only luxury super-yacht hotel – Sunborn Yacht … Continue reading Onboard the Sunborn Yacht Hotel

In Concert: Ludovico Einaudi

For those who remember their final year of university or are experiencing it now, you’ll remember the need to concentrate. To block out the rest of the world and focus on that critical essay or revise for that all-important exam. For me, the year was 2013 and the year I discovered the legendary Ludovico Einuadi. Einaudi’s music spoke directly to my heart and left me … Continue reading In Concert: Ludovico Einaudi