The eyes of a 6ft-tall 3D animated will.i.am in ancient Egyptian headdress follow visitors around the room in a new show at the Barbican, while three robot instruments – drums, piano, guitar – play a specially written song. "This is Mona Lisa times a trillion," says the real will.i.am proudly.
Great expectations! No, not Dickens, but Juliette Binoche in London to star in a Strindberg. What a strange event!
Finally, the long awaited Pina Bausch season has hit the Barbican. I know people who bought tickets a year ago for this week of shows by the much missed German cultural icon.
How fortunate we Londoners are to have a concert hall that programmes such delights as the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, which presented the Beethoven Symphony cycle in just three other major European music centers: Leipzig, Paris, and Vienna.
No, it doesn't have quite the same ring as April in Paris. But for people who love culture, this is surely the place to be right now. There simply isn’t another city in the world that offers as much.
Robert Lepage’s new work, The Blue Dragon, has been hailed as yet another inventive masterpiece from the super-creative Canadian.