Friday, 25 January 2013

Ballroom Blitz!

My TV viewing in the latter end of 2012 was dominated by that bastion of glittery escapism, BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing. The morning after Louis Smith raised the mirror ball trophy to the heavens and already I was missing the twirls and sequins. It was like coming home to dreary rain and tutting on the tube after a holiday soaked in sunshine and Margaritas.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Review - Hollywood Costume at the V&A

Hollywood Costume is the V&A’s latest show stopping event, dazzling with an immense collection of costumes from silent film  to contemporary blockbusters and a highly thorough insight into the painstaking work that goes into creating costumes. Walking into the exhibition evoked the feeling of walking into a darkened cinema  - spine-tingling dramatic music and a huge screen ahead of you with a montage of popular films from the past century.

Thursday, 17 January 2013


Welcome to my shiny new blog space devoted to arts, entertainment and good times from the decadent to the cheap and cheerful.

Here I will update you with reviews and accounts of experiences of a diverse range of events and activities from exhibitions and theatre productions to cultural festivals and TV shows. I will also give you an insight into my culture heroes as well as films, music and shows that have made a long lasting impression on me.

An eclectic mix of guest writers will also be invited to share their reviews and cultural passions.

2013 looks like it’s going to be a fun packed year whether you’re staying in watching the box or painting the town in all manner of sparkly colours.

Enjoy the ride!

Worshipping at the altar of Bowie

 Next week: Review on V&A’s Hollywood Costume and my first Latin Ballroom class for Beginners.