Colour and Light: Silk Banners at Deloitte Ignite 

Deloitte Ignite 2015 bannerI always try to get to Deloitte Ignite, the annual event that opens up the Royal Opera House Covent Garden to host of artists and performers. It’s all free and it’s all fun. This year I saw the Royal Ballet doing a fabulous demonstration of how they build up the fight scenes in Romeo and Juliet, which drew a huge and enthusiastic audience. But my other aim was to see the silk banners in the Paul Hamlyn Hall. I knew they’d be a visual feast and I wasn’t disappointed. Continue reading

The Art Deco treasure house you never knew was there: Freemasons’ Hall

Freemason's Hall

I bet you’ve walked past Freemasons’ Hall on Great Queen Street, just round the corner from the Opera House in Covent Garden, a million times and never thought of going inside. I certainly hadn’t. It’s the headquarters of a bizarre secret society open only to men, so why would I want to go in there? Because it has some of the most spectacular Art Deco interiors in the country, that’s why.  Continue reading