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1 hour ago, SheilaC said:

I have today received an impressive magazine from BRB, 'Back to the Future'. It's very positive ....    


Very impressive. BRB has an extraordinarily strong team at the top in Carlos Acosta and Caroline Miller.

ENB, Northern and Rambert have shared their plans also.

 

ROH and RB - what’s keeping YOU?

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Have just seen the BRB performances at Sadlers Wells are now sold out except for Sat night. 
Great news for the BRB dancers and for Sadlers Wells ....unfortunately decided not to attend this time around ....but thanks to people offering train advice and tickets 😊

Hope to be watching some live ballet or music in not too distant future. 
 

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Travelled up to London to Blackfriars today from Brighton on empty train. Nobody got in my carriage before Blackfriars so didn’t even have to wear my mask... which was at the ready. 
I think if really carefully planned I could have made the BRB performance on the Thursday and stayed overnight ( partners flat so not hotel) I just need to separate journeys out more not try to do all on one day as that doesn’t work at the moment. 

So nice to be up in London again and what a glorious day today to wander by the Thames and met a friend not seen since December for lunch at St Paul’s  feeling very happy 😊

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25 minutes ago, LinMM said:

Are they rooms without windows though? 

 

In my experience most office building windows don't open. We used to tell patients that was because they were afraid the staff would jump out. I think it was the ROH that made a point of saying that with the refit in the late 1990s that the windows would open. 

 

And even open windows won't help aerosols (with virus attached) that land on surfaces which, according to the US Centers for Disease Control, can live up to 3-5 days on plastic and stainless steel surfaces. Not much data on how long it can live on fabric it seems. Not sure how often or how well trains are cleaned.  Proper hand washing afterward should mitigate the risk but not everyone will 

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Yes it may make a bit of difference the size of the space and a group of people in a meeting talking and laughing ( or crying with frustration lol!) and somebody sitting on their own reading a book as to just how much of these aerosols will be left around. 
I know that technically speaking I should have warn a mask and got on the train with it but couldn’t believe my luck how empty this 12 carriage train was ...there was nobody within 50 feet of me so felt a bit silly to be honest with mask on so took it off. If more people had got on I would have put it on and expected that at Gatwick but no not another soul I guess travelling mid day if you can is the secret. 
I don’t think my journey tonight back from Victoria on Southern will be as good somehow. 

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53 minutes ago, LinMM said:

Are they rooms without windows though? 

 

Well ventilated rooms with opening windows - we're encouraged to keep these open, as well as doors, where possible.  Furthermore, in meetings running over an hour we have to head outside for 15 minutes every hour to let things settle. 

 

There are numerous other measures to do with surfaces and capacity but I won't bore you with them as well!

 

36 minutes ago, oncnp said:

In my experience most office building windows don't open. We used to tell patients that was because they were afraid the staff would jump out. I think it was the ROH that made a point of saying that with the refit in the late 1990s that the windows would open.

 

In my current workplace most windows open, regardless of AC provision - the risk of interfering with AC is I think the reason many offices' windows are permanently closed.

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Another secret of 12 carriage trains is to sit in the front carriage not many people can be bothered to walk that far down the station platform! 
I knew I needed the back of the train at Blackfriars so ..  with mask on..  started to walk towards the back of the train and it just seemed to go on forever! I started to think there was some sort of mirror down the back reflecting the carriages back it took me almost from London Bridge to Blackfriars to get to the end carriage!! 
No doubt tonight it will be back to a Southern 4 carriage job 🙄

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Meanwhile I received this re RPO & BRB from the Royal Albert Hall today:

21 September 2020

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents: The Beauty of Ballet | Wednesday 4 November 2020, 7.30pm | new date confirmed

We are writing to inform you that the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s The Beauty of Ballet has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This event will now take place on Wednesday 10 November 2021

 

 

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From an email yesterday:

 

SOLOS AND PAS DE DEUX - THURSDAY 1 OCTOBER AT 8PM

 

We're excited to share details of a brand-new film of a workshop and performances, recorded at Birmingham Royal Ballet's Thorp Street studios yesterday afternoon.  The film will premiere on our Facebook page and website on 1 October at 8pm (BST) and will be available to watch for 7 days after the premiere.

 

Introduced by Carlos Acosta, this special programme of solos, pas de deux and workshop notes will be performed by artists of Birmingham Royal Ballet to music from Company Pianist Ross Williams.

 

Broadcast programme

 

Sleeping Beauty (Wright) – Diamond Fairy Act 3  pas de quatre  (Lynsey Sutherland)

Sleeping Beauty (Ashton) Act 2 Florimund (Callum Findlay White)

Concerto (MacMillan) Pas de deux (Tessa Hogge & Lennert Steegen)

Elite Syncopations (MacMillan)Friday Night  ( August Generalli)

Sleeping Beauty (Ashton) – Act 2 Florimund (Gabriel Anderson)

Sleeping Beauty (Wright) – Aurora Act 1 solo (Alexandra Burman)

Sylvia (Ashton) – Male solo (Louis Andreasen)

Shakespeare Suite (Bintley) – Petruchio and Kate (Rosanna Ely & Joey Taylor)

Don Quixote (Acosta) – Pas de deux (Isabella Howard & Miles Gilliver)

 

For more details on this performance and to watch on the day click the button below.

 

FIND OUT MORE AND WATCH FROM 8PM THURSDAY

The performance will be available to stream for free, however if you are able to make a contribution towards our work you can support us by following this link. Every donation made is hugely appreciated.

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I've just had an email from the Royal Albert Hall that December's BRB performances of Nutcracker ARE going ahead, albeit with a socially distanced audience. Ticket holders are being asked if they want to hang on to their tickets, donate the money, or get a voucher or refund. As the tickets were originally sold for a normal audience I guess this is how they will get the audience numbers down to the numbers required for social distancing. Those keeping their tickets will be informed later this month of any required seat changes.

 

Baby steps, but more good news. 

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