“Life is here for living” is a line in one of Ayala’s songs. If we think of listening to music and being moved by it as part of intense living, Ayala certainly gave us an evening filled with life in the best sense of the word. The British singer, now living in Mexico, and her band intrigued with a broad variety of her creations.
We interviewed the actor Michael Fox, starring in the film “Downton Abbey” alongside other members of the cult cast including Maggie Smith. The feature film is based on the eponymous series centring around the life of the Crawley family who are the owners of an estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.
Director Michael Longhurst allows us to be immersed into the scene immediately, for as soon as you enter the theatre and take your seat, the protagonist, Laurie Kynaston, is already engaged in the act of scribbling erratically over the set. The constant immersion and the simple set make you feel that you are part of the play.
The textile performance artist Harriet Riddell has an eye for the unusual. She documents life in free style stitch and has travelled to work in Kenya, India, China, Switzerland and Sweden. The season 2019-2020 for her and her machine just started. She now makes her way towards new and bigger projects.
We enter the universe of Jean Paul Gaultier through a surgeon’s scalpel that cuts into the flesh of his teddy bear in order to fashion it with a cone bustier. One’s dream, another one’s nightmare, whichever it may be – the bear awakens to the year 1978 when Chic released “Le Freak” and starts dancing!
Cordelia Grierson (artistic director) and the CASA team present an inspiring cocktail from award winning theatre plays to storytelling traditions and Samba. For two weeks, the Arcola Theatre, Rio Cinema and Dalston Eastern Curve Garden are taken over for performances.
The End of History…, written by Jack Thorne and directed by John Tiffany, is a fitting comment on contemporary British society where intellectual milieus and social classes clash at times. David Morrissey and Lesley Sharp deliver convincing performances.
The international singer and drag entertainer La Voix plays at the Spiegeltent at Southbank and leaves audiences in awe. With her phenomenal voice, La Voix pays hommage to the greats of showbiz, paired with stand-up comedy.
The play salt. is written by Selina Thompson and centres around the artists’ own journey to retrace the route of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle from Europe to Africa to the Carribean, which she embarked on in 2016 on a cargo ship.