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Gagarin statue will be unveiled in London July 14th…

10 July 2011

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12975006

…by his daughter. I wish I could go – if it is in the morning perhaps I can, but in the arvo I am off to Regents Park to see The Begger’s Opera as a colleague could not go unfortunately –

http://openairtheatre.org/production/thebeggarsopera

I LOVE space! It is – just so exciting! I grew up with the Apollo missions and when I come to think of it it was the thing that got me reading the newspaper. I doubt I would have taken to doing that otherwise, so thank you to NASA, and Роскосмос.

Last night I went to Carmina Burana at the RFH – Claire was singing, very well of course!🙂

I will probably go to see La Wally (the name always makes me smile!) not just because Stephen (Claire’s husband) is singing –

http://www.list.co.uk/event/20124622-opera-holland-park-la-wally/

Of course it is famous cinematically for the aria in the 1981 film by Jean-Jacques Beineix, Diva

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hsmoo97CVA

 

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