What's cooking into good-looking London ?
Few events to spice up our daily lives in the beginning of 2018. YaY!
1. V&A - Opera: Passion, Power and Politics
'Together the V&A and the Royal Opera House are creating a landmark exhibition that tells the vivid story of opera from its origins in late Renaissance Italy to the present day. Focussing on seven premieres in seven European cities, this immersive exhibition takes you on a journey through nearly four hundred years, culminating in the international explosion of opera in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The exhibition reveals how the creation of a new opera can reflect the social, political, artistic and economic conversations that define cities, and the process of making opera from libretto to score, from design to performance. The cities and premieres explored are: Venice and Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, 1642; London and Handel’s Rinaldo, 1711; Vienna and Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, 1786; Milan and Verdi’s Nabucco, 1842; Paris and Wagner’s Tannhäuser in its revised version, 1861; Dresden and Richard Strauss’s Salome, 1905; and St Petersburg and Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, 1934.
This is the inaugural exhibition in the V&A’s new Sainsbury Gallery, a purpose-built subterranean gallery opening as part of the V&A’s Exhibition Road Quarter, and one of the largest temporary exhibition spaces in the UK'
'The V&A’s spectacular new show has something for opera snobs, opera virgins and all shades between.'
2. Royal Albert Hall - Cirque Du Soleil - OVO
'Cirque du Soleil returns to the iconic Royal Albert Hall in 2018 with its never before seen in the UK show, OVO!
A colourful carnival of crazy crickets, amazing ants and flexible fleas, OVO uncovers the natural world at our feet. Rush headlong into an ecosystem teeming with life, where insects work, eat, crawl, flutter, play, fight and love.
Crawling with fun, OVO is a non-stop riot of energy and movement featuring many of Cirque du Soleil’s mind-blowing signature acts including a stunning 14m high flying trapeze act – the biggest of its kind!
OVO will keep the whole family buzzing!'
3. Royal Opera House - Puccini's Tosca
Three casts, led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Angela Gheorghiu and Martina Serafin and conducted by Dan Ettinger and Plácido Domingo, star in The Royal Opera’s production of Puccini’s thriller.
4.Business Design Centre - London Art Fair 2018
'Take your first steps into the art world or enlarge your current art collection at the 30th edition of the London Art Fair in the Business Design Centre.
The annual fair brings together more than 100 galleries to showcase museum-quality contemporary artworks from the early 20th century to today's leading artists. There's also two specially curated sections beyond the main fair focusing on new works, less established galleries, and contemporary photography.
Browse through sculptures, paintings, photographs, ceramics and more at the art fair, which caters for art lovers and collectors of all tastes and levels of experience.'
5. World Cancer Day Gala hosted by Peter Andre
Held in aid of Cancer Research UK and supporting World Cancer Day, Fazz PR and Events will this year be holding a stunning gala dinner hosted by Peter Andre. Following the phenomenal success of the previous years, the evening will be held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower on the 3rd February 2018.
6. ExCel London - The London Classic Car Show
'Relive the golden years of car motoring with The London Classic Car Show 2018 at ExCeL London, and enjoy complimentary access to the co-located show, Historic Motorsport International.
See and hear your favourite cars in action at The Grand Avenue, a quarter-mile-long roadway running through the centre of the venue. Discover the world’s best classic car manufacturers, clubs, collectors and dealers, browse their stands for car products and memorabilia, as well as displays of the most prestigious vintage cars. And listen to guest speakers as they share their passion for and expertise on classic cars.'
Have fun...and don't forget to smile!