Sunday, 8 March 2009

Culture, Culture

Somehow, this weekend ended up being surprisingly cultural, in a lovely way though. On Friday I went with American Friend 1 (now AF1) and a couple of her friends to see Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Click here for more information.

Picture from V&A website.

I'm not a big one for museums, I like seeing them but not spending long in them. So I wasn't sure what to expect but this exhibition was superb. Small but not too small, and it still had plenty to see and marvel at. Some of the hats were amazing beautiful creations, others perhaps not quite so practical! But what it did make us all think was that people should wear more hats. For my wedding I asked all my girls to wear hats/fascinators if they could and they were superb. They looked so beautiful and it made it so much more of an occasion. So I'm now going to try and commit to wearing more hats. I can't wait to find one for my sister-in-law's wedding in August. More to come on this hopefully!

My second cultural event was a trip to the opera with the family. We went to see I Capuleti e i Montecchi at the Royal Opera House. Unfortunately the lead singer Anna Netrebko cancelled at the last minute so we had Eri Nakamura instead, who considering it was her first lead position did an amazing job. The opera was good, perhaps not one of my favourites, I wouldn't leap to go and see it again but it was an enjoyable evening. I love going to the opera, it's a great night out and the thrill of going to see a live performance is wonderful. I think I probably cry more at the curtain calls than the stories but it's all good!

So now I feel well and truly cultured which should last me for a while!

1 comment:

Rachel said...

I really want to go to the Hat exhibition. Now just need to find a free weekend. x