Sunday, 17 February 2013

Theatreland


My February posts are as random as can be.  Never mind... life is gradually resuming a rhythm and at least I'm managing to post.  Last week was a welcome break for me as I went to stay with my daughter's family in London for a few days. I had plenty of lovely grandma-time, noticing again how quickly my granddaughter is changing, growing and developing. Frequent visits are essential so I don't miss anything... E is crawling all over the place with determination now. She's also really beginning to enjoy being read to, which is a delight for me.
We saw an exhibition in the Hayward Gallery: "Light Show" - a series of sculptures and installations that use light in different ways. It was fascinating and quite engaging for a child too. I especially enjoyed watching E crawling around Carlos Cruz-Diez's installation "Chromosaturation", delighting in the wide expanse of smooth floor and exploring the different coloured lights, an exercise in colour perception for all ages.
My daughter and I also treated ourselves to a night out at the theatre, to see "Midnight Tango", a celebration of the dance, starring Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, my favourite dancers from BBC TVs 'Strictly Come Dancing'. It was a great show for deaf old me - no dialogue to miss! I thoroughly enjoyed it - great music, a simple but engaging storyline and all that fabulous, elegant, sensual tango. Wonderful!
London by night still has the power to excite. Theatre-land round Leicester Square was thronged with people, ablaze with lights and created a sense of anticipation for the evening ahead. My iPhone did a creditable job on it.

9 comments:

  1. How nice that you could spent some time with your daughter and granddaughter in London ! They are growing so fast. Toby is now 2 years old already ! The shows in London are excellent. I can get packages Hotel+show and just have to add the Eurostar train which takes me to London in not even 2 h !

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  2. So glad to hear that you've spent some 'quality' time with your nearest and dearest. The phone cameras are getting better and better. Your photograph is pin-sharp.

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  3. Yes there is nothing quite like the west end in london. Lovely that you could combine it with a great family visit.

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  4. looks and sounds like a good weekend.
    and there is nothing wrong with random!
    xxx

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  5. London by night! What a wonderful visit you had. Thank you for sharing. Took me back to my 10 days In England and 5 days in London. I would love to return some day. What a wild theatre this is! Great photo. Gin

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  6. I'm glad life is getting back to normal. And, that you enjoyed some grandmother time and some adult time at the theater. You deserve good things.

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  7. Beautiful building and great night shot!

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  8. It looks like a wonderful old theater in which you visited. I have heard of that one lots of times. The lighting makes the photo really great.

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