Lasting impressions

Remembering some other remarkable lives of women who have recently died. All admirable achievers in their fields; their work will live on: as contributors, as role-models, as individuals . Zaha Hadid, Architect (1950-2016) Born in Baghdad in 1950 and based in London, Hadid was perhaps the most successful female architect therehas ever been. She was one … Continue reading Lasting impressions

Having a laugh on the long road for funny women

  Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.” William Hazlitt “On Wit and Humour” 1819.   The heartfelt tributes to Victoria Wood last week showed, however much she personally disliked the label, her status … Continue reading Having a laugh on the long road for funny women

Regarding the Royals

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal tour of India and Bhutan has dominated our news headlines this week.  Certainly, the tour is a colorful display; worth a look as we, at home, splosh through a showery April. All has been impeccably planned and well choreographed; the organizers should be very pleased (we're not hearing the wrinkles and rankles). Scrutinized … Continue reading Regarding the Royals

Watch. Listen. Read. April

   Watch:       Giselle  -  By Peter Wright, now playing at the Royal Opera House & Live in Cinemas - various dates in April A watch filled with wonder. Giselle is loved by audiences both old and new to ballet. First performed in Paris in 1841 and now a classic of the modern reporitoire; this is … Continue reading Watch. Listen. Read. April