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Martin Kemp and Steve Norman of Spandau Ballet look back: ‘We were stern young men who wanted to take over the world’

The bassist and saxophonist recreate an old photo and look back at a mortifying incident in a German saunaPioneers of the New Romantic movement, Spandau Ballet’s career launched in the late 70s within the walls of Blitz, an enigmatic club in Covent Garden known for influencing the sound and style of 80s pop. Formed by London school friends Gary Kemp, Tony Hadley, Steve Norman and John Keeble – and later Gary’s brother and former roadie Martin – Spandau Ballet went on to soundtrack the bombast an...
Tags: Photography, Music, UK, London, Life and style, Culture, Pop and rock, John, Steve, Covent Garden, Gary, Martin, Spandau, Martin Kemp, Spandau Ballet, Steve Norman


‘Diana, The Musical’ Review: A Royal Tragedy Turned Vacuous Rom-Com

Is it possible that Lady Di might have loved “Diana, The Musical”? We’re talking about the princess who surprised Covent Garden with a duet to Billy Idol’s “Uptown Girl,” a brash and unsettling marriage of cultures high and low. But the almost impressively artless new Broadway musical from “Memphis” creators Joe DiPietro and David Bryan […]
Tags: Reviews, Broadway, Diana, Memphis, Covent Garden, Billy Idol, Joe DiPietro, David Bryan


New boutique hotel brings Berlin to central LondonNew boutique hotel brings Berlin to central London

Hotel AMANO Covent Garden opening next spring
Tags: Travel, London, Berlin, Covent Garden


I went to an exclusive crypto conference in London where real-life llamas rubbed shoulders with bitcoin bros, and I was one of just a handful of women in the crowd. Here are 11 photos.

Shalini Nagarajan/Insider I attended TOKEN2049 in London, one of 2021's first major in-person crypto events. Two real-life llamas were at the event, to represent a 'llamacorn' - the next stage from a crypto unicorn. Speakers explored pertinent topics such as DeFi, NFTs, and what the industry could look like in the future. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Even people whose work revolves around virtual assets are keen to start meeting up ...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, London, Trends, Covent Garden, Dominican Republic, Charlie Morris, Mike Novogratz, HODL, Alex Mashinsky, Shalini Nagarajan, AVA Labs, De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms, Shalini Nagarajan Insider Blockchain, Coinbase Binance FTX


MSQ Group Acquires London Creative Production Agency Brave Spark

MSQ Group, which owns agencies including Stein IAS, Smarts and The Gate, has further expanded with the acquisition of creative studio Brave Spark, with the two sharing clients such as Cancer Research U.K., Bosch and Zalando. The deal will see the London-based creative production agency move into MSQ's recently opened Covent Garden offices bringing with...
Tags: London, Advertising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Covent Garden, Leadership & Talent, MSQ Group, Stein IAS, Cancer Research U K Bosch


Richard Wagner’s Great-Granddaughter, Eva Wagner-Pasquier, In Coma Following Near-Drowning

The 76-year-old former administrator, who worked at (among others) Covent Garden, the Paris Opera and the Met and was co-director at Bayreuth 2008-2015, was pulled “lifeless” from the Isar River near her home in Munich on Sunday. (in French) – Forumopera
Tags: Art, People, Munich, Covent Garden, Richard Wagner, Paris Opera, Bayreuth, Isar River


Extinction Rebellion erects table in Covent Garden

Eight Extinction Rebellion activists are arrested in the group's latest mass protest in London.
Tags: UK, News, Covent Garden


Die Walküre, London Opera Company, 3 July 2021

St John’s, Waterloo Siegmund – Brian Smith WaltersSieglinde – Gweneth-Ann Rand Hunding – Simon Wilding Wotan – Simon Thorpe Brünnhilde – Cara McHardy Fricka, Waltraute – Harriet Williams Gerhilde – Jacqueline Varsey Ortlinde – Philippa Boyle Schwertleite – Rhonda Browne Helmwige – Natasha Jouhl Siegrune – Carolyn Dobbin Grimgerde – Katharine Taylor-Jones Rossweisse – Angharad Lyddon Rosemary Taylor (clarinets) Jo Harris (trumpet) William Brown (trombone, bass trumpet) James Bower (percu...
Tags: London, Berlin, Religion, Britain, John, Covent Garden, Waterloo, Rand, Mozart, St John, William Brown, Wagner, Tito, Don Giovanni, Brian Smith, Siegfried


La clemenza di Tito, Royal Opera, 17 May 2021

Royal Opera House Tito – Edgaras MontvidasVitellia – Nicole Chevalier Sesto – Emily D’Angelo Annio – Angela Brower Servilia – Christina Gansch Publio – Joshua Bloom Senators – Jeremy White, George Freeburn Berenice – Fumi Kaneko Conspirators – Amanda Baldwin, Tim Parker-Langston, Nicholas Sharratt Guards – Andrew Carter, Davy Quistin Richard Jones (director) Ultz (designs) Adam Silverman (lighting) Orchestra of the Royal Opera House Royal Opera Chorus (chorus director: William Spaulding) Mark Wi...
Tags: Europe, France, Religion, Davis, Alps, Johnson, Royal Opera House, Dido Harding, Jones, Covent Garden, Carmen, Mozart, Capitol, Tito, Brecht, Bohemia


The Royal Opera House unveils programme of new work alongside much-loved classics for live audiences this Autumn

The Royal Opera House is thrilled to announce an exciting, wide-ranging new line-up for its autumn programme. For the first time, extraordinary performances will be accessible online for a global audience through livestreams and for socially distanced live audiences at our home in Covent Garden. In a global first, we present a new opera in hyper-reality, alongside repertory favourites from both artistic companies.
Tags: Religion, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


Don Giovanni, Royal Opera, 5 July 2021

Royal Opera House Images: (C) ROH 2021, by Bill Cooper Don Giovanni (Erwin Schrott),Donna Anna (Adela Zaharia) Don Giovanni – Erwin SchrottLeporello – Gerald Finley Donna Anna – Adela Zaharia Don Ottavio – Frédéric Antoun Donna Elvira – Nicole Chevalier Zerlina – Zuzana Marková Masetto – Michael Mofidian Commendatore – Adam Palka Donna Elvira’s maid – Josephine Arden Kasper Holten (director)Jack Furness (revival director)Es Devlin (set design)Luke Halls (video desi...
Tags: Religion, Prague, Vienna, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Mozart, Daniel Barenboim, Furness, Tito, Barthes, Barenboim, Es Devlin, Don Giovanni, Giovanni, Finley, Kasper Holten


Russell Tovey: ‘Queer people in my generation have section 28 in our blood’

As he hits the stage in Constellations, Tovey talks babies, self-loathing and why he finally understands The History BoysRussell Tovey is trying to lick his elbow. It’s a ritual every performer has to go through in the opening scene of Nick Payne’s play Constellations – the response to a flirtily issued challenge from a stranger – but it seems particularly suited to someone whose physical presence combines goofiness and sex appeal in equal measure. The resulting ripple of laughter in a packed ho...
Tags: Rupert Everett, Culture, Television & radio, Stage, LGBT rights, Broadway, Virginia Woolf, Covent Garden, Alan Bennett, Russell Tovey, Nick Payne, Tovey, Rudge, BoysRussell Tovey


How One Wealthy Brit in 1930 Imagined the Home of 2030

What will homes of the year 2030 look like? They might feature revolutionary technology or humanity’s sad best attempt at robotic pets. They might be blissfully dumb or they might be just too smart and terrifying. But those are all relatively new predictions, for the most part. What did people of 100 years ago imagine…Read more...
Tags: Science, Ad, Winston Churchill, Covent Garden, Al Jolson, The Metropolitan Opera, 2030, The Jazz Singer, British Mps, Knights Bachelor, Frederick Edwin Smith, House Of Commons Of The United Kingdom, F E Smith 1st Earl Of Birkenhead


Labour MP Kim Johnson accuses Met of racism after being stopped in London

Liverpool MP and family questioned by officers as Scottish supporters celebrated Euro 2020 match nearbyKim Johnson, the Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside, has accused the Metropolitan police of institutional racism after she and her family were stopped by officers in central London last month.Johnson, who became Liverpool’s first black MP when she was elected in 2019, said they had arrived in Covent Garden near the end of the England v Scotland Euro 2020 match when they found themselves surround...
Tags: England, London, Scotland, Police, Race, UK News, UK criminal justice, Labour, Liverpool, Metropolitan Police, Johnson, Covent Garden, Liverpool Riverside, Kim Johnson, Stop and search, Cressida Dick


Boost for jobs, charities and those in need across Covent Garden as Tesco launches new Express store - London Post

Boost for jobs, charities and those in need across Covent Garden as Tesco launches new Express store   London Post
Tags: Shopping, Tesco, Covent Garden, London Post


Royal Opera House Pulls Back the Curtain Unveiling a Dynamic, Diverse Sky Arts Campaign with Altair

Covent Garden’s world-famous Royal Opera House (ROH) has unveiled a bold and diverse TV campaign in partnership with Sky Media. The adverts mark ROH’s first TV campaign in three years, and will promote the institution’s upcoming Spring/Summer programme, as it reopened its doors on May 17th. Altair Media handled media planning and buying for the campaign, marking the agency’s first formal foray into the TV advertising market. Led by Sky Media, the campaign’s creative was developed by Sky’s Co...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, Art and design, Royal Ballet, Sky, Royal Opera House, Stuart Hall, Covent Garden, Sky Arts, AltAir, BBC Radio, Sky Media, Phil Bowman, Roh, Royal Opera, Gloria J


‘I’m seen as the fool’: the farmers putting trees back into the UK’s fields

It’s hoped a 12-year trial in Devon will persuade policymakers to back silvopasture to benefit the soil, livestock and climateAndy Gray stands beside an enormous hill of bare red earth and smiles with a hint of mischief. This is his best field, its soils known as Crediton red land. The region was once known for producing swedes prized by Covent Garden market. Now, every six metres, planted in rows 14 metres apart, stands a tree guard shielding a young oak, aspen or alder.“You can grow anything o...
Tags: UK, Climate Change, Environment, UK News, Wildlife, Conservation, Farming, Trees and forests, Devon, Biodiversity, Covent Garden, Gray, Crediton


Towering Over London | By Iqbal Ahmed

During the Easter holidays, before the pandemic, I took my son to see the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden and promised to give him a tour of the Museum of London near the Barbican Centre the following year. However, it is the second Easter running that our museums and galleries have been closed. So I decided instead to show him the Tower of London from the outside. I have to confess that I myself have never been inside the Tower even though I have lived in London for the last 26 ...
Tags: Travel, London, Covent Garden, Unesco World Heritage Site, London Transport Museum, Barbican Centre, IQBAL AHMED


Antonio Pappano To Leave Royal Opera House For London Symphony

The Italian-British conductor has been music director at Covent Garden since 2002; at the end of the 2023-24 season, he’ll move three miles or so across town to the Barbican, where he’ll succeed Simon Rattle as chief conductor of the LSO. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, Barbican, Covent Garden, Simon Rattle, LSO, Antonio Pappano, 03.30.21, Leave Royal Opera House For London Symphony


Jack Richmond Review

Jack, the brand owned and cared for by actor Richard E. Grant, released its fourth and newest scent Richmond last year. Personally, I found Jack’s second and third offerings, Covent Garden and Piccadilly ’69, nothing worth writing about. They certainly weren’t ill-conceived nor poorly executed, but just didn’t excite me with their aesthetic and conceptual ideas. In contrast, the brand’s... Read full article: Jack Richmond Review from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine.
Tags: Fashion, Jack, Richmond, Covent Garden, Richard E Grant, Fragrantica Perfumes, Jack Richmond Review


Al fresco dining to return as lockdown eases

There will be a return to outdoor dining in parts of Soho, Marylebone and Covent Garden in April.
Tags: News, Covent Garden, Soho Marylebone


5 Reasons to Visit London in 2021

While travel is restricted right now, people mind find it helpful to start thinking about what kind of trips they want to embark on when it is safe to do so and planning to visit London should certainly be on your travel bucket list. Read on to discover 5 reasons why you should visit London in 2021 when it is safe to do so. The Attractions London has an incredible number of attractions to take in on a trip here and sightseeing after travel being restricted will be a terrific ex...
Tags: Fashion, London, Michelin, West End, Covent Garden, Oxford Street Camden Harrods Westfield, Diverse Food Food


The contagious coronavirus variant identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely that it's in every state'

Travelers at Miami International Airport on December 24. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and New York all confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Colorado, California, Cdc, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia, Genetics


The contagious coronavirus variant identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely it's in every state'

Travelers wear masks at Miami International Airport on December 24, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and New York all confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Colorado, California, Cdc, France, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Georgia


The contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the UK has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely it's in every state'

Travelers wear masks at Miami International Airport on December 24, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Colorado, California, Florida, and New York confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Colorado, California, Cdc, France, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Genetics


The contagious UK coronavirus variant has probably been circulating in the US for many weeks: 'It's very likely it's in every state'

Travelers wear masks at Miami International Airport on December 24, 2020. DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images Colorado, California, Florida, and New York confirmed cases of a new, more transmissible coronavirus variant this week. None of the infected people recently traveled outside the US, suggesting the variant is already spreading in multiple communities. One expert said the virus was likely in the US by early December — weeks before the first case was detected. Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Health, UK, England, New York, Science, London, News, Colorado, California, Cdc, France, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Genetics


UK government unveils £4.6 billion in new lockdown stimulus for businesses hard-hit by COVID-19

A view of a deserted road opposite the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden in London, England, on December 19, 2020. Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images British government announced around $6 billion in stimulus to help businesses weather the new lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the variant strain of COVID-19. Retail, hospitality and leisure companies will get one-off grants worth up to $12,200, in addition to an extended furlough scheme. "Today we're announcing a f...
Tags: Europe, UK, Trends, Markets, Economy, Britain, Treasury, Boris Johnson, Royal Opera House, Stimulus, Pound, Covent Garden, London England, Pandemic, Amanda Cooper, Rishi Sunak


Here are 10 countries sacrificing the holidays and locking down over the festive period

Christmas lights hang over an empty street in Bautzen, Germany, on December 18, 2020. Sebastian Kahnert/picture alliance via Getty Images A number of countries have announced strict lockdown measures spanning Christmas and New Year's. Coronavirus cases are still rising in many countries, with holiday travel and celebrations providing a breeding ground for the virus.  Here are 10 countries enforcing new measures.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A number of countries hav...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, England, London, Germany, Christmas, Trends, Turkey, Features, Getty Images, Hungary, United Kingdom, Netherlands, News UK, Poland


‘Sweet Dreams’ explores the New Romantic scene that launched Duran Duran, Culture Club and more

For Dylan Jones, the paradox of the New Romantic music scene is that this British blend of new sounds and styles became a worldwide phenomenon thanks in large part to American television. “The New Romantics were made by America because of MTV,” says Jones, author of the new oral history “Sweet Dreams: From Club Culture to Style Culture, the Story of the New Romantics.” For those too young to experience it, the scene was one that combined synthpop music with outrageous fashion and makeup. “Withou...
Tags: Books, Music, London, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mtv, United Kingdom, David Bowie, Shirley, Patti Smith, Kraftwerk, Pasadena, Cambridgeshire, Donald Trump


London’s Royal Opera House To Sell Hockney Painting To Stay Solvent

The painting, which was commissioned for the Covent Garden building in the 1970s, is to go up for auction later this month in an unprecedented attempt to protect the venue’s future as a home for the Royal Ballet and for international opera. – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Music, London, Royal Ballet, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 10.04.20