FREE FRIDAY MUSIC AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL. THE LANGUAGE OF UNITY, HOPE, LOVE AND PEACE.

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In these troubled times, music is universally recognised as the language of unity, hope, love and peace and the Royal Albert Hall (RAH) in Kensington, London, is the perfect venue to express and support this calming philosophy. Enjoy a lovely evening of beautiful, inspiring music, with the RAH’s Free Friday Music evenings.
This Friday’s event is with Jazz pianist John Crawford who has performed with many artists including Dave Pike, Dave O’Higgins, Tony Kofi and US3. He has also worked with artists from the pop world such as Bjork, Tanita Tikarem, Lewis Taylor, The Braxtons, Andy Williams, Kirsty McColl and Rui Veloso.

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JOHN CRAWFORD ROYAL ALBERT HALL

With his amazing rhythmic sense, knack for a strong melody and skill as a jazz improviser, he delivers some of the most upbeat and positive piano music you’ll hear anywhere.
Entry to this musical event is free and seats are offered on an unreserved, first-come first-served basis. Dining of course is not free, but is a fabulous place to enjoy great food, drink and free live music in the Hall’s Italian restaurant, Verdi. Verdi offers casual dining and authentic flavours of Italy and is the perfect place to wind down, relax and eat well with friends and family over a bottle of great Italian wine. Leave the chaos of the world behind and imbibe the language, peace and hope of music. Part of Free Friday Music, John Crawford performance information: Friday 20 November 2015, entry via Door 12 to the Verdi Italian Kitchen: 7:00pm; starts: 8:00pm.
If you prefer an earlier soiree, Benoit Viellefon is also performing on Friday 20th at the same venue, doors open: 11:30am; performance starts: 12:00pm. Benoit presents his Hot Club, inspired by the swinging music that emerged from the infamous Parisian Cafes and nightclubs of the 1930s and 1940s.

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BENOIT VIELLEFON ROYAL ALBERT HALL

A unique ensemble that celebrates the popular songs played by artists like Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Louis Armstrong, and Sidney Bechet. With all the romanticism and nostalgia of the French repertoire and with a nod to the American jazz virtuosi who visited Paris, the Hot Club is the perfect mix of European finesse and the restless fervour of American hot jazz. For further information: http://www.royalalberthall.com/
Public transport access
London Buses 9, 10, 52, 360, 452
London Underground: Gloucester Road, High Street Kensington, South Kensington and Knightsbridge. For further transport information, visit: https://tfl.gov.uk/
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ROMEO AND JULIET AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE, COVENT GARDEN

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For a night rich with culture and elegance, why not head over to the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, to experience Kenneth MacMillan’s groundbreaking 20th-century classic ballet of Shakespeare’s tragic tale of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet? The Royal Ballet Main Stage production is available only until 2nd December and offers a lavish feast for the eyes, heart and soul.

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THE STAR-CROSSED LOVERS, ROMEO AND JULIET

 

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MATTHEW BALL AS ROMEO AND YASMINE NAGHDI AS JULIET IN ROMEO AND JULIET THE ROYAL BALLET AT 2015 ROH PHOTOGRAPH BY ALICE PENNEFATHER

 

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LAUREN CUTHBERTSON AS JULIET AND ALSO FEDERICO BONELLI AS ROMEO IN ROMEO AND JULIET PHOTO BY BILL COOPER ROH 2012

 

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ROMEO AND JULIET AT THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE BY JOHAN PERSSON 2013

 

The Royal Opera House is the prestigious performing arts venue located in Covent Garden, central London. Often simply referred to as ‘Covent Garden’, after the previous usage of the original opera house 1732 construction site, it is the home of The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and also the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House (ROH). Serving primarily as a playhouse for the first hundred years of its history, the ROH was originally called the Theatre Royal. In 1734 the first ballet was presented and, a year later, Handel’s first season of operas began, many of his operas and oratorios specifically written for Covent Garden productions.

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ROYAL OPERA HOUSE FRONT ENTRANCE

The current building is the third theatre on the site, following disastrous fires in 1808 and 1856. The foyer, facade and Grade I listed auditorium date from 1858, but almost every other aspect dates from extensive reconstruction during the 1990s.

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PAUL HAMLYN HALL

 

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Seating 2,256 and consisting of four tiers of boxes and balconies, together with the main amphitheatre gallery, the ROH is a spectacular venue to enjoy ground-breaking presentations of lyric theatre and Romeo and Juliet is just one such production of rich literary interpretation.

 

THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL

Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are sworn enemies. The lovers marry in secret before Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin Tybalt in a fight and is banished from the city.

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GARY AVIS AND ALEXANDER CAMPBELL IN ROMEO AND JULIET AT ROH 2015 PHOTO BY ALICE PENNEFATHER

 

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BENNET GARTSIDE AS ESCALUS IN ROMEO AND JULIET PHOTO BY JOHAN PERSSON ROH 2004

 

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JULIET’S DANCE OF HOPE

 

Juliet’s family arrange for her to marry Paris. To escape this ordeal and for her pure desire to materialise: to be reinstated with her beloved, Juliet takes a potion that makes her appear lifeless. Romeo does not receive the message explaining her plan; thinking her dead, he goes to her tomb and kills himself. She wakes, sees Romeo’s corpse and stabs herself.

BACKGROUND

Kenneth MacMillan poignant setting of Sergey Prokofiev’s classic score draws out the emotional and psychological intensity of the tale. Romeo and Juliet contains three passionate pas de deux:

 

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BALCONY SCENE

the lovers’ first meeting, the famous balcony scene and the devastating final tragedy, in which Romeo dances desperately with the lifeless Juliet. The story is set against a wonderful evocation of 16th-century Verona, and includes a bustling marketplace that erupts into a violent sword fight, and a lavish ball held in an elegant mansion.

MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet first arrived at Covent Garden in 1965. Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn took the title roles on the opening night – MacMillan had originally created the work for Lynn Seymour and Christopher Gable. Nevertheless, Fonteyn and Nureyev’s performance had a rapturous reception, with 43 curtain calls and almost forty minutes of applause. The ballet has been at the heart of the Company’s repertory ever since, amassing more than four hundred performances. This classic production has been toured around the world and in 2011 was also adapted for arena-scale performances at the O2 Arena. A fabulous ballet interpretation of Shakespeare’s prestigious drama Romeo and Juliet and a definite must-see performance for all culture vultures.  All you need to complete the evening’s enjoyment: beautifully coloured fingertips with JACAVA London’s Dance with Me, a subtle shimmery raspberry red nail polish! www.jacava.com

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Are you ready for your party season?

Brighton Rock

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Thinking of what to do this weekend?  Why not head on down to the coast?  Brighton, approximately an hour from London by train, is the quintessential English seaside resort town and a popular day-trip destination for those seeking to escape the stresses and furor of city living.

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Panorama Brighton on a cloudy day, East Sussex

 

Its broad shingle beach and pier run parallel with a cluster of amusement arcades, candy-coloured beach huts and Regency-era buildings.

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Candy coloured beach huts along Brighton Beach

 

 

The Pier, opened in 1899, now boasts rides and numerous food kiosks – convenient for topping up with a quick snack and beverage, while taking in the sea air and enjoying a leisurely stroll across the wide pebbled beach!

 

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Chillax and take a moment to admire the scene

 

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Brighton Beach the perfect tonic

 

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Ride the carousel at Brighton Beach

 

The town is known for its nightlife, arts scene, shopping and festivals.  The perfect weekend tonic!

Without a doubt, you can’t visit Brighton without seeing Brighton Pavilion: breathtaking day or night, whatever the season!

 

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Brighton Pavilion deep winter

 

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Or take a dreamy stroll along the bandstand, purveying the swell of the sea as it ebbs and flows across the beach.

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Bandstand Brighton Beach

 

Brighton owes its fame to that classic novel, penned in 1938 by the great British author, Graham Greene and made into film in 1947, recreated to lesser acclaim in 2010.  The novel is a murder thriller set in 1930s Brighton and an absolute must-read for all would-be literary connoisseurs!

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Graham Greene’s classic murder thriller Brighton Rock

 

Of course, to those more interested in sampling the delights that Brighton has to offer the taste buds, the title simply refers to confectionery traditionally sold at seaside resorts in the UK and, most specifically, at Brighton Beach.  You can’t leave without taking home this sweet treat!

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Sweet treat Brighton Rock

 

Brighton Rock: the novel’s title is also used as a metaphor for human character and is explored by Graham Greene in his earlier work, A Gun for Sale (1936), where a murder of gangland boss sets in motion the events culminating in Brighton Rock.  If you’re not tempted to hop down to the coast this weekend, then the black and white film makes great Saturday viewing or, better still, sharpen your literary prowess and settle down with the book, all snuggled up indoors in the warmth, oblivious to the rain, swirling and pouring outside.   All you need now are a box of chocolates and a piping-hot cup of coffee!

JACAVA London have created two fabulously natural 9-free nail polishes, a luxury manicure treat to commemorate this great British author: Brighton Rock and Purple Pebble, the perfect accompaniment to a nostalgic weekend! www.jacava.com

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Friday Nights are Extra Special – See Where to Celebrate in London!

Friday nights are extra special and, for a place to celebrate in style, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and Spa is probably going to be difficult to beat! Brimming with 5-star luxury and beautifully restored, behind the fairytale façade that blends Victorian splendour with modern convenience and service, this London bar and dining experience is second to none and, if you should wish to extend your stay, there are 245 immaculately appointed rooms, each with luxury Egyptian cotton sheets and sumptuous satin throws, inviting you to abandon life’s stresses, relax and completely enjoy the rest of your weekend!

HOTEL LOBBY

From the dramatic gothic exterior, you are taken through the main hotel lobby, with its glazed roof, red bricks and Barlow Blue ironwork forge – a direct and silent connection with the station next door – and greeted with an enchanting large open contemporary space, elegantly furnished and bathed in daylight. Once an area where taxis rolled up with hotel guests, now stands London’s most spectacular lobby and, if an entrance needs to be made, this is certainly the place for it! The St Pancras Renaissance is a London icon and a model of modern hospitality, a truly unforgettable experience that will exceed your every expectation.

BAR

Step inside the spectacular glazed entrance hall and stride down the famous grand staircase to the Gilbert Scott Bar and Restaurant, with its brilliant cuisine.

 

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Or sip the finest wines and cocktails from crystal glasses and take a moment to imbibe the cathedral-like drama of the Booking Office bar, sporting a 29 meter long bar and fresh English fare, conversation-stoppers at any time of day even without the glamour of its 173 individually carved diamonds, nestled into the wood panelling!

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Weekday tours can be booked, to explain the history of this feature, the grand staircase and many more stories, unique to this beautiful hotel and special events at the hotel are nothing short of spectacular: the historic Hansom Hall venue is perfect for weddings and meetings of varying sizes.

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For a more personal pampering experience, make yourself at home and enjoy additional hotel amenities including the 5-star spa, as well as a gym and an indoor pool.

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It took a decade of restoration to uncover this Victorian masterpiece, that originally opened in 1873 to accommodate rail travellers through the St. Pancras Rail Station. Now the epitome of decadent luxury , visitors to London can enjoy an evening of perfection or the getaway of a lifetime!

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The only thing needed is JACAVA London’s Christmas nail varnish set, the ultimate indulgence to complete this uber pampering experience! Have a lovely weekend!x

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JACAVA LONDON LAUNCHES LUXURY FESTIVE COLLECTION

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JACAVA London colour masters have done it again this Christmas! Four fabulously festive colours to take you luxuriously through this season and beyond! These limited edition and long lasting nail polishes promise to match your merry and bright mood!

Who better to create this manicure beauty, than connoisseur of all nail sophistication, JACAVA London.?   9-free of the toxic nail chemicals, JACAVA London’s nail polish recipes lead the way in more natural nail polishes and this quartet for the festive season makes the perfect gift for yourself or a loved one!

JACAVA London Festive Collection:-

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Bourlet Close: a glamorous take on a classic, adds instant charm to any outfit. A luxurious, shimmery, deep raspberry red nail polish that is a must-have for the Christmas season.

 

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Spur Road: glitter effect polish is great for refreshing an existing manicure or can be worn alone as a stand-out colour, sealed with JACAVA London’s hard-wearing, shiny top coat nail polish.

 

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Stratton Street: a regal purple, ideal for taking you from office to party. Very fine, shimmery glitter particles, create an understated elegance to this beautiful purple nail polish.

 

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Opal Street: a frosted, creamy white duo-chrome micro-sparkle, with undertones of pink, gold and blue, reminiscent of frosty weather, shimmery pearls and dreamy ocean shells.

Opal is definitely enjoying its 15 minutes of fame, from hair to statement jewels, and it is not difficult to appreciate why that is: this stone has its own distinctive internal structure, that enables it to appear like a rainbow of hues at different angles of lighting. It is only natural that this coveted jewel would make its way to our fingertips and who better than JACAVA London, to transfer this beautiful jewel colour into a sumptuous must-have for well-groomed digits this Christmas?

At once, both a smooth cream nude and opal duo-chrome, this opal nail polish colour truly reflects the shimmer of the interior of a beautiful seashell: shiny with mellow cream white mica and flashes of pink sparkle, that shimmer with slightly golden-blue undertones. You can almost visualise yourself transcended to nature’s coastal beaches, almost hear the waves bringing you this bottle of shell-like opal jewel coloured nail polish. Opal Street is like a deconstructed opal pearl for your nails, beautiful day or evening, the perfect gift that will become an obsession, come winter, spring, summer or autumn!

 

The collection is available to order this weekend, so get those shopping fingers ready!

JACAVA London Festive Collection, £49.99, available October 30th on www.jacava.com