An interview with Professor Samba Gadjigo

SAMBA GADJIGO / ‘SEMBENE’ INTERVIEW

With the BLACK STAR BFI festival underway and the appreciation of more diverse works, people have a chance to reflect on the past histories and legacies with brand new-screenings from the work of the ‘Father Of African Cinema’, Ousmane Sembene. John Higgins had a chance to discuss the film-maker in a recent telephone interview.
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An Interview with Irina Kolesnikova

Can you tell us about Her Name was Carmen? Why did you decide to create a contemporary spin on a classical piece?

As a mother of a young child I was struck by the number of children that are caught up in the refugee crisis. This shocked me and I knew I had to do something for them. As we are a ballet theatre, ballet is our tool. Continue reading “An Interview with Irina Kolesnikova”

Interview with Lucy Pickles, who plays the lead in The Feast of Solhaug

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Interview with Lucy Pickles, who plays the leading role of Margrit, in ‘The Feast of Solhaug’ at the Baron’s Court Theatre in London.

Q: How does it feel to star in the English-language premier of The Feast at Solhaug?

A: It’s very exciting for all of us – we are officially making history this evening on our opening night.
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A Chinese pianist in London : Ji Liu and his first album on Classic FM

A fraction of our encounters, no matter major or how scarce, has to and must belong to the utmost casual and it is through a mere social media’s ad, yes, and one broadcast from Classic FM that I’ve heard about Ji’s golden hands and velvet notes – subsequently deciding to attend his performance in Barbican on Valentine’s day.
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