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Re: Back from London

Postby Kickaha » Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:19 am

Glad you had a good time, and that you're warm again Lady K!
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Re: Back from London

Postby Jude » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:21 pm

Wow! It seems like you had a great time! Welcome back. :)
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Re: Back from London

Postby LadyKestrel » Fri Jan 23, 2015 12:07 pm

Thanks, Jude! Although I was busy, the schedule really wasn't hectic because the hotel (Grafton) is located a couple of doors down from the Warren St. tube station on Tottenham Court Road, and nearly everything I visited was either walkable or a short ride away. There are restaurants all over the city, and some are even in the theaters themselves. The National, where I spent a lot of time, has been doing renovations and has expanded their cafeteria area as well as adding a more upscale restaurant, so grabbing tea or a bite to eat is easy. Also, I've been to the city enough times now that I can pick and choose what I want to see or revisit.
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Re: Back from London

Postby skeeter » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:14 pm

Sounds fantastic, LadyK! I wonder if the Egyptian exhibit will still be there in May... maybe I will take a day trip into London.
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Re: Back from London

Postby LadyKestrel » Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:07 am

It has been extended, but only until April 19, Skeeter. Here's the British Museum link:
http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/e ... lives.aspx
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Re: Back from London

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun Jan 25, 2015 1:19 pm

So you are also off travelling again then, skeeter?
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Re: Back from London

Postby Val » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:22 am

Welcome back LadyK - sounds like you had a marvellous time. I would love to see "The Curious Incident ...". Just loved the book.
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Re: Back from London

Postby LadyKestrel » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:42 pm

I'm reading the book now, Val. The author pared the play down a bit, but it was wonderfully staged. They used a grid, like the Star Trek holodeck, on the 3 walls, and used projections to show drawings and formulas he drew on the floor, scenes from his trip to the city, and other images. The walls also had doors, and he would fetch props from them as he needed them.
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Re: Back from London

Postby Val » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:53 pm

Yes LadyK I had heard that the staging was wonderful. Hopefully it will come out here someday. Enjoy the book. Will be interested to know how you compare the two. :)
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Re: Back from London

Postby skeeter » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:14 am

Awww LadyK, I will miss it then. Rosaboobie I am off to the UK for 5 weeks in May/June to see my Nan :)
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Re: Back from London

Postby skeeter » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:14 pm

Yeees, the Ancient Lives exhibit is extended until July!
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Re: Back from London

Postby draclvr » Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:44 pm

Lucky you, skeeter!
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Re: Back from London

Postby LadyKestrel » Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:34 pm

That's terrific, Skeeter! I think you'll enjoy it.
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Re: Back from London

Postby Rosaboobie » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:56 pm

What great news :cheers:
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Re: Back from London

Postby skeeter » Sat May 02, 2015 2:32 am

Yup! So I am planning a day in London to see it... thinking of seeing the Star Wars exhibit at Madam Tussauds and maybe going back to the Harry Potter studios as well. I want to go to Stonehenge, but it seems impossible to get on a tour from Brighton, so I have to go up to London first. And a lot of them go round a couple of other places, but I really just want to go there.
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