Thursday, 16 February 2012

Sadler's Wells London Flamenco Festival 2012

Last night as a Valentine's gift I took my Family to Sadler's Wells to see one of my favourite plays put into a Ballet/Flamenco Dance by the Antonio Gades Company. The play was Lope de Vega's Fuenteovejuna, which is a truish story that actually took place in the 15th century in a village with the same name within the province of Cordoba, Spain. Oh what a pleasure & joy to see my old school King's Canterbury, spanish literature course come to life. My former teachers Mr Newbury & Mr Wade would have been proud of me. The Artist that played Frondoso (Angel Gil) was elegant, robust, rhythmic & stylish as he strutted across the stage in true Flemenco peacock-esque manner. In fact the whole cast's dancing & the Alcade's Flamenco singing were mesmerising.

Thanks again Sadler's Wells for bringing not only the Fela Story late last year but also this eye catching Flamenco Festival in Islington's never regions.

A MUST SEE - ENDS on the 19th February 20012 though so hurry !

Go to for details ......Ole!

The Tempus Bar at Hotel Russell By Saskya Liney

On the evening of the 9th February some of the EMC3 team headed down to the Hotel Russell to sample the cuisine at The Tempus Bar and to have a good look at the hotel and event space.

The hotel is situated centrally in Russell Square, just a moment’s walk from the tube station in the centre of Bloomsbury. We met up with Tiffany and Tiernan who work for Principal Hayley, the owners of the hotel. We enjoyed a fantastic tasting menu in the tempus bar, the menu samples many different cuisines from around the world, ensuring that there is something tasty for even the most fussiest of eaters. We started off with some Broccoli soup which was perfect as we had just come in from the cold and snow! This was followed by some Indian snacks, pork belly, steak and gnocchi. The food just kept coming and coming! We finished up with a lovely dark chocolate and orange pudding. The wine list is extensive and there is a good choice to match well with the menu.

The hotel is gradually undergoing a refurbishment, the bedrooms, meeting spaces, and bars are being refurbished to make them more modern and to brighten them up. There is extensive meeting space in the hotel and it boasts one of the only Victorian Ballrooms in London. Much of the hotel was destroyed during the Blitz in WWII, but the structure and much of the décor has been recovered and restored, including all the marble staircases and arches. The bedrooms are all well-equipped and have modern facilities as well as WIFI throughout the hotel.

We recommend this hotel for people looking for meeting space in London, or people who need hotel room; the rates are very competitive with rooms under £100 during off peak periods!

Call us for special EMC3 rates 1st......