Thursday 28 January 2016

Grosvenor Square, central London

First laid out in the early eighteenth century, Gsosvenor Square is now lined with neo-Georgian mansion blocks and embassies, including the residences of the Italian and U.S. ambassadors.

The Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile, Duke Street, central London

A Ukrainian church in the heart of London, The Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Family in Exile was built in 1891 as the King's Weigh House.

Wednesday 20 January 2016

Sunday 17 January 2016

London Lumiere festival, central London

The Light of the Spirit by Patrice Warrener brings ever changing technicolour to the west front of Westminster Abbey
 A four day festival, London Lumiere featured an array of light installations across the west end of the city and the Kings Cross district.

Saturday 9 January 2016

Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games, Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Ave, central London

Images from the Lord of the Dance website
Cheesy, tacky, incoherent and cringeworthy, Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games is full of superfluous fluff. The start is pedestrian, the plot is crude, the acting childish, the costumes laughable and the singing harsh. Even so, this show is well worth seeing just to enjoy the extraordinary speed, timing and precision of expert Irish folk dancing live. As the catchy music picks up speed and a dozen or so dancers accelerate through the intricate steps, the effect is both entrancing and exhilarating. The audience rightly love it. Morgan Cromer - the male lead at the Playhouse - must be one of the best exponents of traditional Irish dancing in the world and the rest of the cast know what they are doing. Moving at a dazzling pace, their feet whirl effortlessly in time to the high-tempo beat, while their torsos remain almost motionless.