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An Enormous Cloud of Low Flying White Balloons Invade the Covent Garden Market Building in London

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

French artist Charles Pétillon has created “Heartbeat“, a stunning installation that features an enormous cloud of low-flying white balloons that seemingly invaded the Covent Garden Market Building in London before coming to a halt and taking its place, hanging delicately over shoppers. Show More Summary

New Installation Invades Central London With 100,000 Balloons

Charles Pétillon's Heartbeat looks like a giant cumulonimbus cloud hovering above visitors' heads at London's Covent Garden. Paris-based artist Charles Pétillon has a reputation for filling abandoned spaces with ethereal balloon formations. Show More Summary

100,000 giant white balloons invade London’s Covent Garden Market

Dreamy cloud-like masses have taken over London’s Covent Garden Market. French artist Charles Pétillon filled the 19th century building with 100,000 giant white balloons as part of ‘Heartbeat,’ an installation that’s also Pétillon’s largest artwork to date. Show More Summary

Heartbeat: 100,000 balloon installation in Covent Garden

London's Covent Garden plays host to an installation by French artist Charles Pétillon featuring 100,000 white balloons as part of London Design Festival

Things To Do In London: Thursday 27 August

5 days agoEngland / London : Londonist

New installations in Covent Garden and Waterloo.

Chorus director to leave Covent Garden

The Italian conductor Renato Balsadonna has let it be known that he’s tired of London, or at least of the Royal Opera House. He will leave a year from now. An advert for his successor went out today. photo (c) Neil Gillespie

Natural Selection Look to “Entomology” for Fall/Winter 2015 Inspiration

Its been a big year so far for Natural Selection, opening the doors to its first bricks and mortar store in London’s Covent Garden in April. Continuing to expand beyond its bread and butter of solid denim, “Entomology” for Fall/Winter… The post Natural Selection Look to “Entomology” for Fall/Winter 2015 Inspiration appeared first on Selectism.

Covent Garden Gets A Giant Balloon Heartbeat

last weekEngland / London : Londonist

A pulsing installation invades the market building.

Feel the Heartbeat of 100,000 White Balloons in London

GIF via French artist Charles Pétillon will fill London's Covent Garden with 100,000 giant white balloons for an installation opening on August 27. Known as Heartbeat, the work will fill the South Hall interior of the 19th century market building. Show More Summary

Covent Garden loses principal dancer

Rupert Pennefather, a company star for the past 16 years, is seeking his fortune elsewhere. Immediately. This was unforeseen. Changes will have to be made to the coming season. Official version here.

Much recorded UK conductor turns 90 – in a ‘copter

Kenneth Alwyn, a formative conductor at Covent Garden and Sadlers Wells, landed on a golf course in a helicopter to celebrate his latest decade. Report here. photo: Derek Martin He is one of the most recorded conductors of film music, and has also left accounts of much neglected English music.  

See Larsson & Jennings’ Traveling Modular Watch Studio

Larsson & Jennings’ beautiful unisex LJX Custom watch was previously only available in London. But starting today, L&J will tour Europe with its newly designed portable studio that mimics its Covent Garden store. Richly colored leather… The post See Larsson & Jennings’ Traveling Modular Watch Studio appeared first on Selectism.

Bond in Motion: the largest collection of James Bond vehicles

4 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

If you’re a James Bond fan then you might want to check out the world’s largest collection of Bond vehicles under one roof, smack bang in the middle of London’s exclusive Covent Garden. It’s been more than 50 years since producers Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman first brought author Ian Fleming’s fictitious spy James […]

Tragedy: Famous soprano dies in house fire

We regret to share news of the death of Ludmila Dvorakova, who died on Thursday in a fire at her home in Prague. Ludmila sang leading roles in East Berlin, Bayreuth, Munich, Covent Garden and the Met in an international career that lasted from 1960 to 1985. Czech born, her Wagner arias were distinguished by exceptional […]

Good start for Capital & Counties

Capital & Counties Properties says its two key assets, Earls Court and Covent Garden, made a positive start to the year. ||| Johannesburg - London property company Capital & Counties Properties says its two key assets, Earls Court and Covent Garden, made a positive start to the year. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Covent Garden removes sponsors’ names from William Tell

A sharp-eyed reader spotted that, in the opening-night programme for the ROH’s notorious rape-scene William Tell, the lead sponsors were Simon and Virginia Robertson. On the website, however, their named have been removed. Sir Simon is a retired banker and staunch Tory. The couple have been prominent supporters of the ROH for many years. We asked Covent […]

Operalia at Covent Garden

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Operalia, the competition founded by Placido Domingo to help discover new operatic talent, comes to Covent Garden for the first time this year. The competition started on 13 July 2015 and the public final is on Sunday 19 July 2015 when Plácido Domingo conducts the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House in a Gala Concert on Covent Garden’s main stage. Show More Summary

‘The day Jon Vickers rattled his chains at me’

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The splendid English mezzo Sarah Walker has been talking to us about her experiences with Jon Vickers in the Elijah Moshinsky ROH production of Handel’s Samson in 1986.   It was my third enagement at Covent Garden and there was all sorts of things we had to be terribly careful about. Everything was built around […]

Memories of Jon Vickers

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Planet Hugill

Jon Vickers as Peter Grimes at Covent Garden in 1975 I first saw the Canadian tenor Jon Vickers (1926-2015) in November 1980 at Covent Garden in a revival of the venerable 1955 Peter Potter/Georges Wakhevitch production of Verdi's Otello...Show More Summary

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