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The Royal Ballet’s Spring and Summer programmes 2021


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24 minutes ago, DanJL said:

Pleased to say that both my Great Western trains were running and I'm safely seated on the return trip. Bit of an adventure getting to Paddington though. Only had about 45 minutes, so planned on getting a taxi, but they were very thin on the ground. I didn't fancy the tube with all the crowds, so ended up running to Paddington, dodging huge crowds of football fans and having to improvise a diversion to avoid a particularly boisterous bunch who'd blocked the road by Leicester Square. Got a little lost after that and had to navigate Google maps whilst jogging. But I made it on time! 

 

Blimey, the tubes weren't THAT bad!!

 

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27 minutes ago, zxDaveM said:

 

Blimey, the tubes weren't THAT bad!!

 

Haha I've been very cautious on my recent ballet watching trips to London and avoided tubes (just being overly careful due to covid). I've found a nice walking route from Paddington through the parks, but there wasn't enough time to walk back today! 

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Covent Garden and Leicester Square Stations were closed and my walk to Embankment was through group after group of football fans. Fair enough to be exhuberant but the resulting atmosphere was more threatening than was comfortable.

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1 hour ago, capybara said:

Covent Garden and Leicester Square Stations were closed and my walk to Embankment was through group after group of football fans. Fair enough to be exhuberant but the resulting atmosphere was more threatening than was comfortable.

 

I dived down Savoy Street from the Strand and walked through Embankment Gardens - it wasn't too bad.
After saying what I said about the tube, the one I was on had a few chanting groups (the singing out of tune - bellowing? - I could manage, if it weren't every other word an 'f' or a 'c' word, usually used in conjunction). I thought they'd get off at Westminster to go for the Jubille up to Wembley - but apparently not.

Also, once I caught my train from Victoria, a young couple sat in the seats opposite me and immediately took their masks off. Which was annoying!

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2 hours ago, DanJL said:

Haha I've been very cautious on my recent ballet watching trips to London and avoided tubes (just being overly careful due to covid). I've found a nice walking route from Paddington through the parks, but there wasn't enough time to walk back today! 

 

To be honest, I usually get the train (overground) to London Bridge then to Charing Cross, so avoid the tube. Sundays though - no direct trains for me to LB, so have to go to Victoria and then the Dizzie line

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1 hour ago, capybara said:

Covent Garden and Leicester Square Stations were closed and my walk to Embankment was through group after group of football fans. Fair enough to be exhuberant but the resulting atmosphere was more threatening than was comfortable.

Hope everyone got back safely. It was certainly threatening at the point I had to turn back by Leicester Square - quite a few police on horses and the road covered in broken bottles. 

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From the Friend's newsletter.... (UK mainland residents only)

 

If you’re in or around Covent Garden then don’t forget to visit our beautiful pointe shoe display, currently on view in the Royal Opera House Arcade.

 

Did you know that The Royal Ballet dances through over 6,000 pairs of pointe shoes each Season? Rather than throw these shoes away, our creative community of artists and craftspeople have worked with some of the UK’s top designers to create the Pointe Shoe Upcycling Project. Designers ROKSANDA, ERDEM, Simone Rocha, Rejina Pyo, Halpern, and Liberty used pointe shoes supplied by The Royal Ballet to create bespoke limited-edition pieces of art.

 

If you’d like to win one of these gorgeous one-of-a-kind pairs, all you need to do is enter the Royal Opera House Recovery Campaign Draw today. All proceeds go towards our Recovery Campaign. 

 

The Royal Opera House: The Royal Opera House Recovery Campaign Draw (enthuse.com)

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18 minutes ago, capybara said:


Nice, but they could have updated the accompanying script. It only takes a moment.

What is it with the ROH? Most jobs they do are ‘half done’.

 

Agree, they do seem to make a lot of mistakes on the website.

 

It's normal in "bigger" websites to have to have someone approve any edits before they're published - I wonder whether they just don't have this in place, either because they're short-handed or their system doesn't have this built in or set up.

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26 minutes ago, capybara said:


Nice, but they could have updated the accompanying script. It only takes a moment.

What is it with the ROH? Most jobs they do are ‘half done’.

 

ah, but it's 'world class' half done 😉

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3 minutes ago, Lizbie1 said:

 

Agree, they do seem to make a lot of mistakes on the website.

 

 

Not just on the website.

Speaking more  generally, employees/volunteers  need to be 'into' what their organisation is about, have procedures to follow and service standards to uphold. 

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10 hours ago, FionaE said:

Ah back to paying for Insights.  
 

I have enjoyed many free interviews online during the pandemic.  

 

(As previously mentioned) The London Ballet Circle will be continuing to offer free Zoom talks to Members.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Peony said:

I thought £20 was a bargain, then realised that’s just for one cocktail🤣

 

 

As Dave so kindly pointed out ... It's for a 'world class' one!  Perhaps that helps define the price!  :) .... 

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