Archive for Nic

The Blue Dragon at the Barbican Theatre

Last night on a whim, my friend and I headed to the Barbican for a performance of The Blue Dragon.  I didn’t know anything about the famous Mr Robert Lepage who both directs and takes a starring role in this contemplative production, but I thoroughly enjoyed his latest outing. 

Performed in French, Mandarin and English with English subtitles,  The Blue Dragon is set in China and follows the fate of three intertwined characters.  It has a strong multimedia approach with interludes of  interactive video on large screens; some were Chinese dance routines, others were the execution of calligraphy.  I loved the approach overall and the clever use of the limited stage space to evoke movement and changing spaces.

There are only three performances left,  so if you’re free and can get yourself a ticket then I thoroughly recommend it.

The Blue Dragon is on till 26 Feb, so catch it if you can.

Rainforest Life at ZSL London Zoo

Last night I had the opportunity to view the new Rainforest Life exhibit at ZSL London Zoo.   The enclosure is climate-controlled and contains a large central mock rainforest filled with various monkeys, birds, sloths (exceedingly popular with the crowd – possibly …

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Chessboxing in London

A couple of weeks ago I headed to Tufnell Park for my second experience of the hybrid sport of chessboxing. In a chessboxing fight two opponents play alternating rounds of chess and boxing and, although I’m the first to admit it sounds …

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Meet & Wine at Meat & Wine

Turns out I don’t “know my Australian wines blindfolded”. I’m not sure if my sense of sight, smell or taste let me down when I caught up with Meet & Wine on one of its regular wine club meetings at Meat and Wine at …

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Last Night’s Visit London Awards 2009

Last night, Westfield London was home to the BT Visit London Awards 2009. After a champagne reception, guests made their way through to the Atrium of the shopping centre. Screened off with flowing curtains from high on the first floor, the …

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