The Art of Hokusai – riding the Great Wave

The Art of Hokusai – riding the Great Wave

Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave British Museum   Rising from the deep like a towering blue and white sea monster, a huge tsunami-style wave threatens to engulf three boats whose sailors struggle to avoid perishing. An image of nature’s awesome force and possible imminent disaster, it is yet balanced by the distant vision of the […]

Renaissance giant and neglected partner

Renaissance giant and neglected partner

The close personal and deeply creative relationship between Renaissance giant Michelangelo of Florence [1475-1564] and the highly talented – but much neglected – Venetian artist Sebastiano del Pombio [1485-1547], is richly explored through 70 paintings, drawing and sculptures at National Gallery’s beautifully presented ‘Michelangelo and Sebastiano’ exhibition. It clearly shows their different styles, respectively their […]

Review: A new spin on Wonderland

Review: A new spin on Wonderland

Wonderland ** By Peter May It’s becoming quite hard to keep up with the countless re-workings of Lewis Carolls infamous story being churned out in theatre land these days. Following sell out seasons in Tampa, Texas and Tokyo arrives Wonderland as part of its first UK tour. Instead of Alice being the young girl she […]

Review: 42nd Street is an absolute toe tapping triumph!

Review: 42nd Street is an absolute toe tapping triumph!

42nd Street By Peter May ***** “Musical comedy – the most glorious words in the English language”. Not my words but of the character Julian Marsh utters mid way through this production. It would be hard to argue with that statement as this latest revival is positively stunning. From start to finish this toe tapping […]

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