Actors Damian Lewis and Helen McCrory will feature in the opening weekend of the Royal Opera House’s annual contemporary arts festival Deloitte Ignite which starts tomorrow, appearing in a pair of short films. Damian has read the story of Prometheus from Ted Hughes’s Tales from Ovid, and Helen has read Yeats’ Leda and the Swan and The Mother of God for films to be screened to … [Read more...] about Damian Lewis participates in Deloitte Ignite at the Royal Opera House
The month-long contemporary arts festival Deloitte Ignite 2014 is based on the theme of myth and this year is curated by The Royal Ballet and The National Gallery’s Dr Minna Moore Ede, who said, At the National Gallery we try and bring paintings to life, but Deloitte Ignite has been an incredible opportunity to create a cross-arts spectacle; each art form - painting, video … [Read more...] about Deloitte Ignite 2014: The Royal Ballet’s month-long festival of dance, music and art
Tomorrow evening marks the beginning of one of the largest pop music festivals in the world, that will have millions of Italians glued in front of their tvs until the finale at the weekend. The Sanremo Festival is surrounded by controversy every year: who has been chosen to be the host; its anti-feminist slant with showgirls, split-skirts and lots of cleavage; singers who've … [Read more...] about Daniel Barenboim on The Beatles, and why he and Daniel Harding are at Italy’s biggest pop festival
Flanders, which historically included parts of present-day Belgium, France and the Netherlands, is now a lively region of modern-day Belgium of which Brussels is the capital. The Flanders Festival is actually a series of festivals throughout the summer months and beyond. Between June and December there are over 550 concerts in more than 80 cities and towns. After half a century … [Read more...] about Flanders is a Festival! It is… and a lot more.