Friday, 12 May 2017

Caziel: Abstraction Explored

Londoners are fortunate when it comes to culture. Be it art, theatre, restaurants or music, there is something for every..

By Constance Watson

Friday, 5 May 2017

The Sovremennik Theatre's Three Comrades: pure Russian spectacle

The scenes outside London’s Piccadilly Theatre this Wednesday were stereotypical of the West End in its heyday. The streets were..

By Constance Watson

Friday, 28 April 2017

Howard Hodgkin's paintings speak for themselves

Howard Hodgkin must have seen the world, and the people in it, in a very unusual way. Luckily, human nature..

By Constance Watson

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Encouraging signs from the House of St Barnabas on Greek Street

St Barnabas is, I’m told, the Patron Saint of Encouragement. I didn’t know there was such a thing, but am..

By Constance Watson

Monday, 10 April 2017

Repeat after me: WhatsApp does not cause terrorism

WhatsApp has come under fire again today. As of this afternoon, unconfirmed screen-shots indicated that the suspected Stockholm terrorist Rakhmat..

By Constance Watson

Friday, 7 April 2017

The Glass Menagerie: hope, love, memory, truth and illusion

“Instinct is not for Christian humans.” It is odd that such a statement should be made in a play that..

By Constance Watson

Friday, 31 March 2017

Michelangelo & Sebastiano: bold, challenging, poignant

“Dearest friend, dearer to me than a father, greetings.” Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo’s works have been married at The..

By Constance Watson

Friday, 24 March 2017

Vanessa Bell: escaping from the Bloomsbury Set

The Bloomsbury Set is seen, in many ways, as the epitome of bohemianism. The nucleus of metropolitan intellectualism, sexually emancipated,..

By Constance Watson

Saturday, 11 March 2017

My Country at the National Theatre: capturing the mindset of the British people

You’d be forgiven for thinking that a play about Brexit – before Article 50 has even been triggered – is..

By Constance Watson