Jan 022012


Gaucho Polo International O2

Gaucho Polo International O2 Arena February 2011

Gaucho International Polo comes to London and the O2 arena – Again…

On March 21st 2012 Polo will take another historic step into the sporting mainstream with this unique indoor event at The O2.

February 2011 saw the inaugural ‘Gaucho International Polo’ tournament at The O2. The event attracted over 7000 spectators and was the highest attended indoor ‘International’ in the history of the sport.

Wednesday March 21st, 2012 will see the return of the event in a more intense format that will express the passion and culture of Polo, Gaucho and Argentina.

Building on last year’s successful event and the sport’s growing popularity, The O2 offers spectators the chance to get right into the thick of the action with their intimate arena setting. This interesting twist on indoor arena polo provides a dynamic form of the sport which is played on a reduced pitch, providing a quicker, slicker game to add to the already highly-charged gladiatorial contest. Traditional arena polo rules, which feature only three players, enhance the spectator experience and will magnify the intense atmosphere.


 8:08 am  Polo
Aug 182011


Astley Clarke Jewellery

Astley Clarke Jewellery

Astley Clarke is only a few years old but has already established itself as a successful luxury online designer jeweller.

In addition to Astley Clarke’s online boutique, they also offer customers the opportunity to view their collections in person by appointment at Astley Clarke’s showroom.

Further to product and company growth this stylish and innovative e-tailer achieved huge recognition amongst industry peers when it was awarded Walpole’s prestigious ‘Luxury Brand Of Tomorrow’.

Astley Clarke currently showcases several established designers’ exclusive collections and in doing so it continues to grow in the luxury accessories field.

In terms of product offering no other online boutique has achieved the support of these following designers, offering consumers the best possible premium selection:

Among them are Arunashi, Bill Amberg, Carolina Bucci, Como Blonde, Dana Kellin, Dara, Flora Astor, Jordan Schlanger, Jordan Schlanger Diamonds, Kimberley Selwood, Linda Bonovitz, Lisa Stewart, Luminesce, Alex Monroe, Missoma, Monica Vinader, Nava Zahavi, Philippa Holland, Pippa Small, Robindira Unsworth, Roshini, Saffron Lloyd, Stefan Tomas, The Hudson Collection, Vinnie Day, Yossi Harari and Yummi Glass

Each purchase is beautifully packaged in Astley Clarke’s elegant lined blue jewellery boxes making every delivery synonymous with the new wave of luxury online shopping.

Astley Clarke has even sourced hand-made printed Japanese wrapping paper for gift purchases. Need something extra to add to your outfit or want to treat yourself here and now?

Astley Clarke delivers jewellery worldwide. It also offers a same day delivery service in London and will arrange delivery direct to you at home or at your desk.


 9:55 am  Jewellery
Feb 012011

lola-glamourAn intriguing London show exhibiting a diverse mix of furniture and home accessories from seven leading manufacturers located in the Castilla y León region of Spain.

Seven exclusive manufacturers from Spain’s largest region have come together to showcase their influential ranges in one large venue, hosted in an impressive London location throughout March 2011.

The one-off Castilla y Leon Trade Furniture Show will be held at 319-325 Euston Road, London, NW1 throughout March 2011.

This one-off event offers a unique opportunity to view and purchase new collections never seen before in the UK, making the Castilla y León Furniture show like no other.

Appealing to purchasers of kitchen, dining room, bedroom and living furniture, discover quality furnishings and home accessories including mirrors and lighting, brought to London from the creative Castilla y León region.

To attend the show visit Spanishfurnitureuk.com

 7:44 am  Furniture, House & Home
Jan 252011

Kate Moss's New House No3 The Grove, Highgate Village, London

Kate Moss has bought the house once occupied by romantic poet – Samuel Taylor Coleridge in the 1820’s and 30’s.

The property was on the market with Savills for £7.950 million ($12.6 million) .

The 36-year-old British supermodel has purchased a 4-floor, 7-bedroom, 4½-bathroom home in Highgate Hill North London

The property is a spacious 6728 square feet (625 sq mtrs) and includes 7 bedrooms, 4½-bathrooms, 7 fireplaces, 2 kitchens and a wine cellar.

In the 20th Century the house was occupied by the celebrated author, J.B. Priestley, whose best known works are the novel “The Good Companions” and the play “An Inspector Calls”.

Moss has one daughter, Lila, and is currently married to guitarist Jamie Hince of The Kills.




 10:44 pm  Property
Sep 012010

Mayfayre House hosts 25 individually designed and fully equipped luxurious apartments in London.

The accommodation has been carefully planned to offer complete privacy with the flexibility of interconnecting apartments when desired, making it the perfect choice for the more discerning visitor seeking incomparable luxury in central London.



Penthouse - Kitchen

Living Room

To learn more go to:



 6:18 am  Property
May 092010
Royal Ballet School

Image from the Royal Ballet School

Arena di Verona

Seasonal ballet performance information for this amphiteatre in Verona, Italy with online ticket purchasing capability. Performances of Carmen, Aida, Turandot, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia.


Ballet DancerBallet.co.uk

This site is about all things ballet and dance in the UK.

A magazine section contains the latest reviews, interviews, pieces on ballet history and columns by choreographers.

Information can be found on all their principal dancers including: Darcy Bussell, Alina Cojocaru, Leanne Benjamin, Federico Bonelli, Alina Cojocaru, Jonathan Cope, Mara Galeazzi, Johan Kobborg, Marianela Nunez, Ivan Putrov, Tamara Rojo, Viacheslav Samodurov, Jamie Tapper, Inaki Urlezaga, Zenaida Yanowsky, Miyako Yoshida, Carlos Acosta, Roberto Boll, Adam Cooper, Anthony Dowell, Sylvie Guillem, Nicolas Le Riche, Roberta Marquez, Irek Mukhamedov, Michael Nunn, Daria Pavlenko, Wayne Sleep, Kevin Thomas, William Trevitt, Sandra Conley, David Drew.


Balllet Dancer

Ballet Companies

Over 2000 links to ballet and dance companies all over the world.

As well as running it, Dick Heuff spends much of his time promoting ballet and dance.

This is a commendable website for effort and accuracy and well worth a visit.


Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet offer a schedule of high cabilbre performances of a diverse repertoire at venues across the country.



Charleston Ballet Theatre

South Carolina’s premiere professional dance company recognized for an ecclectic repertory of modern dance. A member of DanceUSA and funded by the South Carolina Arts Commission, this Summer shool is on every young dancers wish list


Chelsea Ballet

Chelsea Ballet was founded by former Ballet Rambert Artiste – Thelma Litster. Thelma died in May 2002 and the group is now run by her daughter, Louise Hudson. It is a group of Amateur dancers of varying abilities, that meets once a week to rehearse for two major productions each year and many smaller scale shows performed at residential homes and hospitals.


Dance USA

Dance/USA was created in 1982 to advance the art form of dance and ballet across the United States. They have a distinguished board and membership as well as lots of advice for aspiring dancers and teachers of dance.


English National Ballet

As a flagship company for the nation, English National Ballet presents an extensive touring schedule at home and abroad. We employ the best of British and international talent: choreographers, dancers, designers, musicians, rehearsal staff.



Guttenburg Ballet

The Goteborg opera offers a wide range of opera, ballet and musicals running throughout summer and late into the winter when they often tour Sweden and across Europe. You’ll have to find the English link.


Hamburg Ballet

Hamburg Ballet, also known as the Hamburg State Opera Ballet was established in 1678. The company offers many unconventional stagings of some of the classics.



Morphose is a new cutting edge classical and comtemporary ballet company that first premiered at London Sadlers Wells in 2007.

Founded by New York City Ballet by former resident choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon and the former City Ballet principal dancer, Lourdes Lopez.


New york city ballet

New York City Ballet

New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world.

The company’s site offers repertory and dancer information and online ticket purchasing.

Currently focusing on Nutcracker, which continues to run through 2009, seats are still available and can be purchased online along with The Dancers Way and Copelia



Northern Ballet Theatre

A leading classical dance drama company, the Northern Ballet Theatre in Leeds is taking first class dance to a large and diverse UK audience in addition to a fast-growing network of new supporters overseas.


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre is widely acclaimed for its classical ballet masterpieces as well as innovative explorations of contemporary dance.


victor hochhauser

Victor Hochhauser

Victor and Lilian Hochhauser have regularly brought the Bolshoi and Kirov companies to London.

They have promoted a galaxy of musicians including David and Igor Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Vishnevskaya, the Borodin Quartet, Emil Gilels and all the leading Russian orchestras, as well as composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Aram Khachaturian, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Moise Weinberg. Their winter tour of the UK is now online.


royal ballet school

Royal Ballet School

The Royal Ballet School train and educate classical ballet dancers for The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and other top international dance companies.

To this day, The Royal Ballet School attracts leading ballet dancers from across the UK and Internatinally.

Under the Music and Dance Scheme (MDS) pupils receive the best training available to develop their talent, along with a good academic education, whatever their background may be.


Sadlers Wells

A modern website for a modern ballet and contemporary dance company. Current features include Edward Scissorhands and The Snowman. Keep checking in as the variety changes regularly



Sansha was one of the first dance shoe makers on the web and now gives you the possibility of ordering its ballet shoes on-line.


School of American Ballet

The School of American Ballet, the official school of the New York City Ballet, was founded in 1934, and is the preeminent ballet academy in the United States today.


Scottish Ballet

Sleeping Beauty Scottish Ballet
Scottish Ballet, Sleeping Beauty

Originally formed in 1957 the Scottish Theatre Ballet now stages approximately 100 performances each year to over 90,000 people at home and abroad.

A spellbinding take on the classic fairy tale with an inventive twist, as only Scottish Ballet can!


Teatr Weilki National Opera

Poland’s grandest opera and ballet institution for over 160 years, Teatr Wielki – National Opera hosts major world opera and ballet classics.


The English National Ballet

sleeping beauty

Sleeping beauty from the English National Ballet

The English National Ballet tours throughout the UK and the rest of the world performing great favourites such as Swan Lake, Giselle and The Nutcracker.


USA International Ballet Competiton

This is one of the world’s most prestigious dance events. The USA IBC, is a two-week “olympic style” competition where tomorrow’s ballet stars compete. Approximately 100 competitors from around the world will compete in the next event in June 2006.


Virginia Ballet Theatre

Virginia Ballet Theatre is building on a tradition begun over 40 years ago when Gene Hammett founded the Norfolk Civic Ballet to promote regional ballet, to train young dancers and to provide a center for creativity in the arts.


Vaganova Ballet School

Elite School of Russian Ballet, many famous graduates including. Rudolf Nureyev, Natalia Makarova and Mikhail Baryshnikov. Situated in St Petersburg, Russia.


 10:07 pm  Art