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  1. Profile picture - how can I remove?

    I can't see a picture, PV - unless that's down to my browser? It doesn't seem to be showing a lot of people's photos/letters.
  2. Sir Bruce Forsyth RIP

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-40978576 Very sad, although I'd been aware that he was in poor health for some time. He'll be much missed. The picture on the BBC website says so much about him. Condolences to his loved ones and all who mourn him.
  3. Dance bags

    Hmm, yes. What do you want to be looking for in a dance bag that's different from what a general gym or similar bag would have? (I have no idea - I just used to stick my flats, bottle of water and so on in one of those brown Bloch bags until it wore through a while back - but then of course I'm not doing this stuff seriously!) How're you going to hold it - shoulder strap, backpack, or ordinary handles? I had a bag I used to use back when I did ENB classes which turned out to be uncomfortably long - it swung from side to side when held by the handles, and used to bash my legs.
  4. Ballet Skirts recommendations

    Hmm, I see sizing could be a problem again. What do our size 12+ members do for ballet skirts?
  5. Oh dear. He hadn't featured that much in last year's rep, had he? Not sure whether he was injured? Indeed, he'll be missed.
  6. With apologies for the total lack of diacritics/accents etc., there's a Prom on this evening which features ballet music from Lakme, suites from Lalo's Namouna, and various other things which sound as though they might be ballet-related: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b090vc1m Live on BBC Radio 3 as usual, 7.30 pm.
  7. That's not the only programme where additional tickets have materialised. And there are clear patterns as to which ones they are, too - including some which I would certainly have bought in preference to the ones I did buy, so they must be new arrivals. Thanks, cavycapers!
  8. Elena Glurjidze News

    You mean we've been spelling it wrong all these years? Thanks, MAB. I'll add another tag to the existing one.
  9. South West Trains are advising people not to travel today or tomorrow: https://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/disruptions/96AF36FED17149D9BF98F22568F054DC/ Of all the times for that to happen! Good luck to anyone who can't avoid travelling that way. I suppose that from the point of view of this board at least, it is at least after the Mariinsky season has finished.
  10. Mine too - or more or less around that age. I remember staring out at the OXO Tower (all lit up, so I'm guessing late afternoon at that time of year). Pretty much my only memory of the performance, though, was what in retrospect I guess was a horribly politically incorrect Chinese Dance
  11. Still Problems!!

    Quite. In my experience, phrases like "clear history and website data" tend to end up doing rather more than you expect
  12. Elena Glurjidze News

    Fans of Elena may like to know that she's scheduled to appear as "special guest dancer" in Raymond Gubbay's "Classical Spectaculars" at the Royal Albert Hall in November: https://www.royalalberthall.com/tickets/events/2017/classical-spectacular-2/ Would be nice if they could spell her name correctly, of course, but we know it's not an easy one
  13. BMC, if I recall correctly some posters here have reported back on some of ENB's "My First ..." performances. If you put "my first" (including the quotation marks) into the Search field at top right you ought to come up with some useful hits.
  14. I'm afraid it's been that way for at least a couple of decades, unless I'm getting my productions confused!
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