Sunday, 3 February 2013

A busy year!

Thanks for commenting Bryan! A taste of what I've been up to over the last 13 months? Blimey, where on earth do I begin?? Yes, it’s been a busy 2012/13 for sure. To keep it 'short', this can basically only amount to a random list of activities so, let’s see…well, there were lots of shows and concerts..(deep breath..): Spacetacular! at the Roxy Bar and Screen (last year) and Leicester Square Theatre (this year); Frank Skinner and Friends at the Noel Coward Theatre; Pajama Men at the Charing Cross Theatre; The Umbilical Brothers at Queen Elizabeth Hall; The Great Puppet Horn at the Little Angel Theatre; Professor Vanessa’s Wondershow and Fuerzabruta (both at The Roundhouse); Fitzrovia Radio Hour at the Horse Hospital; Cymbeline (in Juba Arabic!) and As You Like It (both at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre); Donka at Queen Elizabeth Hall; Valentina Lisitsa, Regina Spektor and George Benson (all at the Royal Albert Hall); Venus and Adonis at The Rose Theatre; London Philharmonic Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall; BBC Symphony Orchestra at Queen Elizabeth Hall; Cantina at Southbank Centre Priceless London Wonderground; The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre; Abigail’s Party at the Wyndham’s Theatre; Nosferatu at The Barbican; The Divine Comedy at The Royal Festival Hall; Bill Bailey at The Hammersmith Apollo; Alan Davies and Jimmy Carr (both at The Assembly Hall Theatre); A Christmas Carol with Simon Callow at The Arts Theatre…..

Some quirkier stuff included The World Record Hug Attempt at St Pancras International Station; a tour of the House of Lords (and House of Commons); Twilight tour at Apsley House, Hyde Park Corner; discovering Wilton’s Music Hall and visiting several times during the year (gin tasting; parlour magic; Kreutzer Quartet; The Horror! The Horror! and more..); a Victorian Magic Lantern Show at Hendrick’s Academy of Modern Knowledge;  Barbara Windsor in conversation at The Cinema Museum; Austentatious (comedy impro team); Singalong Oliver! at the Royal Festival Hall; Autopsy: The Final Operation at The Old Operating Theatre; ZSL London Zoo Lates; speedboat ride along the Thames; The Lost Lectures (various locations); Skeptics in the Pub at The Monarch, Camden; Boeing 737 Flight Simulator Experience; Jack the Ripper walk; Talking to Strangers event; Hinthunt (can you get out of a locked room within an hour?); Heiner Goebbels: Stifter’s Dinge at Ambika P3; Floatworks (relax in a floatation tank!); BBC Television Centre tour; Ice skating at the Natural History Museum; Stargazing Live at Regent’s Park; The Architects at The Biscuit Factory….

Some live TV and radio recordings too; Rufus Hound’s My Teenage Diaries, QI and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

And I even got to meet some celebs along the way (all very nice folk) including Matt Brown (of Londonist website fame), Barbara Windsor, Ben Miller, Tommy Walsh (of Ground Force fame), Alan Davies and J.K.Rowling!

The above list is by no means all, but you get the picture (I hope). So, going forward, I should have lots of outings to write about, as you can see!

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