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Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason

August 15, 2014

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Skate at Somerset House with Fortnum & Mason 11 November 2014 – 11 January 2015 Tickets from £7.50 available online Skate at Somerset House partners with Fortnum & Mason for the first time to present the most chic and complete Christmas experience in London this season In the countdown to Christmas, Skate at Somerset House […]

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Skate at Somerset House 2012-13

November 3, 2012

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Skate at Somerset House 2012-13 16 November 2012 – 6 January 2013 Prices start at £7.50 available online Sunday Best presents Bestival with Rob da Bank & Friends and Vintage Festival confirmed to host Club Nights The Christmas Arcade at Somerset House transforms the beautifully renovated West Wing into a luxury pop-up shopping mall for […]

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games including Globe Head Ballerina @ The Royal Opera House

August 22, 2012

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London 2012 Festival presents ambitious and ground-breaking new commissions in the run up to the Paralympic Games Hans Peter Kuhn, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Samuel Beckett, Claire Cunningham, Craig Coulthard, Robert Wilson, Jenny Eclair, Sinéad O’Donnell, Oliver Knussen, Camille O’Sullivan, Annie Mac, Grandmaster Flash, Idris Elba, Atom Egoyan, Sue Austin, Gavin Bryars and Ariane Mnouchkine are among the artists and performers featured in the tenth […]

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Ballet News | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

March 16, 2012

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Ballet News | The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt If there’s something guaranteed to be irresistable to me, it’s chocolate.  It has the ability to cheer me up, give me energy and make me smile.  I’ve written about the health benefits of eating certain kinds of chocolate, particularly Willie’s Cacao, as well as the ballet-inspired treats from Hotel […]

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Backstage ballet | Glitter, Go!

December 8, 2011

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I recently introduced you to a few of my favourite ballet treats, including chocolate ballerinas, glittering shoes and blush pink handbags just for your iPad, as well as the latest Christmas Nutcracker App for your iPhone/iPad. Well, I have more Christmas treats for you today! Do you, or someone in your family like to count […]

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Ballet & ice-dancing at Somerset House | Skate at Somerset House presented by Tiffany & Co.

November 21, 2011

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Ballet & ice-dancing at Somerset House | Skate at Somerset House presented by Tiffany & Co. Is this London’s most glamourous ice-rink ? For scale and surprise, it’s hard to beat. Between 22 November 2011 – 22 January 2012 the Somerset ice rink is open to the public.  You can Book online now or call 0844 […]

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SKATE AT SOMERSET HOUSE 2011 PRESENTED BY TIFFANY & CO.

August 31, 2011

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SKATE AT SOMERSET HOUSE 2011 PRESENTED BY TIFFANY & CO.   BOOKING OPENS 15 SEPTEMBER 2011 Skate at Somerset House presented by Tiffany & Co. returns for its annual season from 22 November 2011 – 22 January 2012, with a spectacular programme of activities on ice for everyone – skaters and spectators, families and friends. […]

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Jayne Torvill and English National Ballet dancers demonstrate the Big Ice Dance Workout

November 21, 2010

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Jayne Torvill and English National Ballet dancers demonstrate the Big Ice Dance Workout English National Ballet dancers Erina Takahashi and James Streeter braved the ice early this morning for a pre-opening of the Somerset House Tiffany & Co ice rink and to demonstrate the Big Ice Dance Workout. Jayne Torvill and James Streeter took to the […]

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ADD SPARKLE TO YOUR SKATES: Somerset House launches Ice Dancing programme with Big Dance and English National Ballet

November 4, 2010

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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean at the Somerset House Ice Rink opening gala presented by Tiffany Co 2008 PA Carl Court

    ADD SPARKLE TO YOUR SKATES: Somerset House launches Ice Dancing programme with Big Dance and English National Ballet Hello everyone !  You might recall that last Christmas I spent the most heavenly time at Somerset House when I interviewed Maria Engel for a special Cupcakes at Tiffany’s.  The company set up a giant Tiffany blue cube jammed […]

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Dance, Dance, Dance

October 1, 2010

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Dance, Dance, Dance Sky Arts presents the best of British dance in a new 3D film sensation Sky Arts production for Sky 3D Channel Saturday 2 October 2010 at 9pm Today, Sky Arts celebrates the UK’s most exciting choreographers and dancers with six stunning new dance commissions, filmed in 3D for the launch of the […]

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Shobana Jeyasingh’s ‘Counterpoint’ at Somerset House

July 16, 2010

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Shobana Jeyasingh’s Counterpoint at Somerset House Photograph : zxDaveM I’m going to break my own rule.  Although this was not strictly a ballet event, it was part of Big Dance 2010, which covered all forms of dance, ballet included. Shobana Jeyasingh’s Counterpoint at Somerset House Photograph : zxDaveM The reason I want to show you […]

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Ballet NEWS | Cupcakes at Tiffany’s with professional dancer Maria Engel

November 20, 2009

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When I meet Maria Engel, co-incidentally on the opening day of the Christmas ice rink at Somerset House, she is wearing newly acquired and utterly fabulous skyscraper heels. Beaming her usual mega-watt smile at me, she drops into the conversation that she is a good skater. I fear that there may be a clause in […]

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