Mid-October marks the debut of the Royal Ballet’s interpretation of Shakespeare’s timeless romantic tragedy; Romeo and Juliet at the beautiful London Royal Opera House.
The classic play combines the themes of power within society and the inevitability of fate in this ultimate tale of forbidden love. The Royal Ballet’s performance highlights the plight of the two star-crossed lovers as they embark on their love affair in the form of a stunning ballet.
Choreographed by the esteemed Kenneth MacMillan, this version of Romeo and Juliet focuses on the ‘emotional and psychological intensity at the heart of the tale’. Widely known as his masterpiece, MacMillan’s interpretation of Romeo and Juliet first arrived at Covent Garden in 1965, and has been performed worldwide over 400 times.
The much-loved play begins its seven week-long programme on Saturday 19th October, and tickets are already selling out. Why not continue your civilised afternoon with DUKES champagne and canapés from just £19 per person, in our beautiful Perrier Jouet Lounge. To book or for further information, call 0207 318 6585 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 16th to the 20th of October sees the arrival of prestigious art and design fair, PAD to Mayfair. Regarded as ‘the best’ by art-lovers and keen collectors worldwide, this year’s fair is set to be even more of a success as the last, owing to its varied range of the very finest art.
For five days, the beautiful Berkeley Square will transform itself into the most stylish residence for a vast collection of modern art, design and photography sourced from a collection of top international galleries.
The popular event enables art enthusiasts to view and purchase items of museum quality with a history of their own, while the winner of the much coveted 2013 PAD prize will be announced on the VIP opening on the 15th October.
For those who wish to discover the most iconic and innovative products available on today’s market, the PAD fair is not to be missed. Admission is free, and the event takes place from 11am – 8pm, Wednesday 16th October until Saturday 20th October 2013 in Berkeley Square. After the event, check into one of DUKES London’s suites just around the corner to make the most of the experience.
This year London will be hosting the 11th London Design Festival, due to take place in September. First staged in 2003, the Festival line-up is made up of over 300 events and shows staged from around the world. With more than 300 exciting events and exhibitions, London Design Festival 2013 promises to showcase the best of global design.
This annual event sets to promote the city’s creativity and excellence, by drawing in some of the country’s greatest educators and practitioners to help deliver what has been described as an ‘unmissable’ event.
From established businesses to entrepreneurs, London design festival has partnered up with businesses all over the nation to bring the best of the capitals culture. For that reason, individuals will not have to worry about finding something to do as there will be plenty of programmes, seminars and workshops for everyone to get involved in. There is a broad range of activities on offer, and the best part is, the majority of exhibitions are free to enter!
One of many spectacular displays at the festival has to be the Endless Stair, “a visually and architecturally astonishing” piece and one of the highlights of the event this year. You can take a closer look at this magnificent creation on your visit to the renowned Tate Modern.
As the day draws to an end you can take pleasure in relaxing in our PJ Lounge, with a contemporary twist, it’s all yours to enjoy on your next visit to DUKES London.