Serious ballet (my daughter has been trying to talk me into going to the ballet for many a long year, my usual response is "oh yes we will soon" and of course ' soon ' never comes. I used to go occasionally before I married and have never bothered since TUT!
|Darcey Bussell (photo via Google images)|
I never got around to seeing the divine Darcey Bussell in her heyday and I much regret it.
|Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra|
We have two excellent orchestras in nearby cities - there is NO excuse, to say nothing of the architecture at the Philharmonic Hall.
|Royal Shakespeare Company (Ian Mckellan as Romeo - Francesca Annis as Juliet)|
I actually saw the above production way back in the 70's before Mr McKellen became a SIR and grew a very long beard. The odd weekend away is far from out of the question
|' LINUS ' Lady Lever Gallery Port Sunlight Wirral Merseyside|
The Lady Lever Gallery is a wonder, we used to take the children when they were much younger, now we can walk around and take in the exhibits at our leisure. It was established by William Hesketh Lever, the soap powder baron and is said to be the best surviving example of late Victorian and Edwardian taste and remains the only major public urban gallery built by its founder to house his collection. Plus Linus looks such a handsome chap it would be a shame to miss him!
To set the ball rolling we are off to see THE ACCRINGTON PALS by Peter Whelan at The Royal Exchange ( http://theviewfromheresusan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/a-royal-exchange.html) my other half is a committed Lancastrian, it is our duty no less.