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Spring Newsletter

 

Finally this week Spring has sprung as we officially enter the season.  The snow has melted, the temperature is creeping towards double digits and the sun is shining as I write this.  It all seems reason – despite the on-going political drama of Brexit, Russian intrusion on British soil, the still galling stamp duty – for some optimism in the market.

In this last week we’ve had to compete on behalf of two clients going to sealed bids.  This on properties that had been on the market for a year.  It feels that people are taking a long term view and believe in London as a global capital.

 

Go and see:

 

Charles 1:  King and Collector.  Not long left to go and see the legendary art collection of Charles I. For the first time since the 17th century, this landmark exhibition brings together the astounding treasures that changed the taste of the nation.  On at the Royal Academy until April 15th.

Picasso 1932: Love, Fame, Tragedy.  The master’s mistress and muse, Marie-Therese Walter, is the star of this revelatory year-in-the-life survey, which captures a great artist at the peak of his powers.  Tate Modern until September 9th.

Brief Encounter: Emma Rice’s luscious Noel Coward adaptation adds melody and colour to the iconic tale of impossible love.  Empire Cinema, SW1, until September 2nd.

The Inheritance:  Hailed as the new chapter to Tony Kushner’s ‘Angels in America’, this two part play follows the life of a group of contemporary gay men in New York.  The magnificent Vanessa Redgrave stars, Stephen Daldry directs and Matthew Lopez’s plays are inspired by E.M. Forster’s Howards End.  At the Young Vic until May 19th.

 

 

Book Now:

Beyonce and Jay-Z: are coming to do a suitably spectacular UK tour. They will be at the London Stadium on June 20th and tickets go on sale today.

Glyndebourne Festival: The director Stefan Herheim makes his house debut with a new production of Debussy’s crepuscular masterpiece Pelleas and Melisande.  May 19th – August 26th.

My Name is Lucy Barton:  Laura Linney makes her London stage debut in this adaptation of Elizabeth Strout’s novel about a difficult reunion between a bedridden daughter and her mother.  Richard Eyre directs.  Bridge Theatre, London, June 2 – 23rd.