Love, Betrayal, Death (in Italian Opera)

A Concert at St Giles' Cripplegate on Saturday April 28th starting at 5:45 pm. GS Wines and partners will present a concert of music, including arias, from some of the best loved Italian operas such as The Barber of Seville, La Traviata, La Boheme, Rigoletto and L'Elisir d'Amore, written by the finest composers of Italian opera including Donizetti, Rossini, Puccini and Verdi. Our accomplished singers, Yuri Sabatini (Tenor), Luciana di Bella (Soprano) and Monique Loricchio Klongtruadroke (Soprano) will delight you with their glorious voices and superb technique as they perform songs … [Read more...]

Bye Bye Gin Joint – Hello Osteria 

Gin Joint, the Searcys-run restaurant in the Barbican Centre has had a fairly short lifespan and is to close for refurbishment on January 25th – and will re-open on February 1st (a remarkably quick refurb) as Osteria  - Italian focused restaurant and bar. As is traditional in new restaurant openings of this nature, the official opening will actually be the 11 February. During the initial ‘soft opening’ period a pre-theatre menu will be in operation for Barbican audiences between 5-7pm Monday to Sunday. The full menu will be available to the public from the 11 February. Osteria is a … [Read more...]