Tag Archives: Richmond Park

Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot

December 3, 2016

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Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: with a student at the Royal School of Ballet Darcey Bussell - (C) Matchlight Ltd - Photographer: Andrew Muggleton

Darcey Bussell: Looking For Margot Margot Fonteyn has inspired generations of ballerinas. She was beautiful, brilliant, talented and never put a foot wrong on stage. Her late flowering partnering with Rudolf Nureyev created the most dazzling ballet partnership in history. And yet behind the scenes, as Darcey Bussell discovers, Margot’s life was marked by tragedy […]

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Darcey Bussell exhibition at The Royal Ballet School

May 30, 2014

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Darcey Bussell exhibition at The Royal Ballet School An exhibition has been opened to mark the fifth anniversary of White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre, based at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park. Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet tells the story of Darcey Bussell’s ballet career, from her days as […]

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Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet

April 2, 2014

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Darcey Bussell at White Lodge Museum with Jay Jolley, Acting Director of The Royal Ballet School. Photo: Brian Slater

Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet A very special exhibition is being mounted this spring to mark the fifth anniversary of White Lodge Museum & Ballet Resource Centre, based at The Royal Ballet School in Richmond Park. Darcey Bussell: from Student to Star of The Royal Ballet will chart Darcey Bussell’s […]

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BBC’s Antiques Roadshow filmed at The Royal Ballet School

January 5, 2014

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Fiona Bruce films the BBC's Antiques Roadshow at White Lodge. Photograph : Cheryl Angear

BBC’s Antiques Roadshow filmed at The Royal Ballet School Last summer the BBC arrived at White Lodge, the home of The Royal Ballet Lower School in Richmond Park, to film an episode of The Antiques Roadshow. The BBC newsreader Fiona Bruce presents the show, which saw locals and their treasures filmed on the lawns of […]

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Ballet News Recommends

December 3, 2012

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Ballet News Recommends It’s been a good year for ballet books and I want to recommend my top reads for Christmas. These are the books that you can’t go wrong with, whether they are gifts to give or receive – or whether they are, as we say in my family, “presents of undying affection,.” e.g. presents you […]

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Ballet News Reviews | Richmond Park

September 25, 2012

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a swan takes off from a lake

Ballet News Reviews | Richmond Park by Alex Saberi It’s a great time for photography enthusiasts and professionals alike.  First we had Darcey Bussell’s wonderful photo-biography which was a visual delight and now Richmond Park, by Alex Saberi, a professional photographer who has spent 7 years compiling the exquisite photographs that document the home of The Royal Ballet […]

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The Royal Ballet School | 2 dates for your diary

June 3, 2012

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The Royal Ballet School | 2 dates for your diary The Royal Ballet School Isabella Plantation Access Project Fundraising Gala The Royal Ballet School at White Lodge in Richmond Park will host a Gala performance on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 to raise funds in support of the Isabella Plantation Access Project. Guests will be greeted […]

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The Royal Ballet School to perform at ‘Wild London’ to celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

May 13, 2012

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The Royal Ballet School to perform at Wild London to celebrate Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Want to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty The Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year ? On Tuesday, May 15th, Her Majesty The Queen will visit Wild London in Richmond Park as part of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. It’s 23 years […]

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The Royal Ballet Lower School in ITV show

March 20, 2012

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David Suchet with a Leica M3

The Royal Ballet Lower School in ITV show In this programme, called Those I Have Shot, actor David Suchet follows in the footsteps of his Fleet Street press photographer grandfather, James Jarché. Suchet’s aim is to discover what it was like for Jarché to be sent on an assignment and “told not to come back unless […]

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The Royal Ballet School | Independent Schools Inspectorate report for 2011

January 16, 2012

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Darcey Bussell in rehearsal clothes

The Royal Ballet School | Independent Schools Inspectorate Inspection 2011 During October and November last year inspectors from the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspected The Royal Ballet Lower and Upper Schools (RBS).  ISI is “a body approved for the purpose of inspection under Section 162A of the Education Act 2002. As such we report to […]

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Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet

September 25, 2011

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ballet dancer on pointe

Cupcakes & Conversation with Yasmine Naghdi, Artist, The Royal Ballet What motivates you at 8am on a Monday morning?  Knowing that I have a week ahead of me allowing me to move, that I can do what I love doing most of all and that I don’t have to sit still on an office chair all day long! Why […]

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Snapshot : The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day

June 12, 2011

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The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day , Richmond Park   The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day 11 June 2011 Ballet on the lawn of historic White Lodge  Introducing the JA’s (Junior Associates), with a Suite of 17th Century English Dances were : Nina Anderson, Eleanor Baker, Sophia Barron, Emilia Beattie, Grace Castle, Isabelle Dann, Karya […]

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The Royal Ballet Lower School Open Day 2011

June 11, 2011

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dancers on stage outside in the sun

White Lodge, The Royal Ballet Lower School, Open Day in Richmond Park  Today, in the grounds of White Lodge, the students of The Royal Ballet Lower School danced in front of a packed audience. Ballet report part 1 In part one of my report, you can see some of the photos from several difference performances – […]

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Ballet NEWS | Desiree Ballantyne @ White Lodge, The Royal Ballet School

August 20, 2009

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I recently interviewed Désirée Ballantyne, a Soloist from English National Ballet, for my “Cupcakes & Conversation with …” series. Désirée studied at the Royal Ballet School (White Lodge, in Richmond Park – at almost 2500 acres, it is the largest Royal Park in London and is home to around 650 free roaming deer). I caught […]

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