Monthly Archives: September 2017

The Thames, towards Bourne End

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Notebook

By 1815, memories of the 1790s were fragmented and confused, varying greatly according to the divergent memories of individuals, families and regions. Some of the most famous mythical symbols of the Revolution had yet to be propagated. Building barricades – … Continue reading

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Underwhelming and over the top

Ute Lemper seeks inspiration in the writings of Paulo Coelho. Her fans gave her a standing ovation at Cadogan Hall, but it was a difficult night for the rest of us: How you will respond to the show depends to … Continue reading

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Cafe society, Sloane Square 

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Time travellers

Early music meets folk. From my review of the Emily Askew Band’s date in Clerkenwell: Perhaps some things never change. Miri It Is, one of the songs in Emily Askew’s opening set, written in Middle English, dates from the 13th century … Continue reading

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That time of year

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Audiences in black & white

It was Stax night at the Proms last week. I gave it a rave in the Times. Yes, the 75-minute running time was too brief – with so many singers on the programme (Eddie Floyd, Sam Moore, Beverley Knight, Tom Jones, … Continue reading

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