Category: UK – England

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Visiting Highgate Cemetery

We took the opportunity when we were in London last week of visiting Highgate Cemetery, the famous Victorian cemetery in Hampstead in London’s North. On our way, we were rather aggrieved to find out that this poor street has no parents. We walked on through Hampstead Heath, pausing on Parliament...

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The Compulsory City

It is a well known and established fact that you cannot go to Vienna without going to see a Viennese concert. You will be stopped at the Austrian border, questioned vigorously and sent back to the capital if you attempt to avoid it; you will also be forced to wear...

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Jane Eyre at the Bristol Old Vic – Pt 2

“I can’t understand why this isn’t packed,” said the lady next to me, who was having a fabulous night. “I’m going to tell all my friends to come!” We were at the Bristol Old Vic, watching the second and final part of Sally Cookson’s Jane Eyre. In the first show...

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The Invisible Woman – movie review

It should have been my dream movie: Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Charles Dickens, inappropriate love… but it wasn’t. I went to see The Invisible Woman at the gorgeous Little Theatre in Bath. The film tells the story of the affair between Charles Dickens and the (very) young actress Nellie...

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Jane Eyre at the Bristol Old Vic – Pt 1

Is the sum worth its parts? I went along to catch the first part of the two-part Jane Eyre which opened last night (previews) at the Bristol Old Vic. Sally Cookson has translated the classic Bronte novel into a breathtaking mix of music, stomp, dance, lights, gags and, of course,...

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London-bound!

We’re off to London tomorrow. Oh the excitement! You’re probably thinking — Soho, Westminster, Trafalgar Square, Tate, British Museum, St Paul’s… Sure. All those things are great. They really are. But do you know what I’m thinking? I’m thinking Pho… And lime pickle. And curry. And goddamn sushi. Cos nothing...