Rosemary Branch Theatre

Feb 12, 2012 by

A theatre above a pub is a perfect combination. You can wait in the bar for friends, eat if you want to, then enjoy a good play. The Rosemary Branch is a lovely pub with plenty of space and a real fire. They even have a selection of board games below the stuffed animals. Can’t wait to come back and play ‘Bopit Extreme 2!’ The play we saw was ‘Sense and Sensibility‘, showing till 19th February 2012. It’s a nice antidote to the Dickensmania currently invading London and our TV screens. Helen Tennison’s production is original and imaginative with creative use of washing lines and picture frames! Tableaux were used to good effect and lighting, music and recorded voice all contributed to a new look at a story well-loved by Austen fans. Dance plays...

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Quentin Blake – As Large as Life. Foundling Museum 1...

Feb 2, 2012 by

I have always loved Quentin Blake‘s work, sharing the books he has written and illustrated, first with my three children, then with my classes in primary schools. To me, his pictures are like well loved poems and I find something new each time I look at them. I was therefore delighted but not surprised to discover the fantastic work he has created at several hospitals, both in the United Kingdom and France, through the Nightingale Project.  A selection of this work is being exhibited at the Foundling Museum until 15th April 2012. The Foundling Museum is one of many small spaces I have planned to visit so this was the perfect opportunity. My Art Pass gave me free entry and I first had a look at the display showing the history of the Foundling Museum. It...

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