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Perhaps the most sophisticated show of the weekend, Rohmir not only showcased the weeks youngest fashion stars, welcoming three adorable child models to the catwalk, but was stepped out to a live operatic performance.  

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Setting out to capture the passion of classic Italian beauty, Rohmir’s SS18 collection entitled “Sparkling”, boasts yet another line of timeless ready-to-wear pieces which scream out nobility and class.

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The SS18 colour palette remained simple, yet sophisticated; with navy and cream, meeting midnight and sky blues. Rohmir favours v-neck or crew-cut necklines, her dresses classically tailored to create a sleek finish which compliments the female silhouette.

Adding to the aura of elegance and glamour, Rohmir’s SS collection keeps its “Sparkling” promise, with beads and sequins studding the gowns and decorating the hemlines, while side-slit skirts and open backs give the collection a touch of risqué.

A stand-out piece came in the form a beautiful white wrap-around gown, one of two pieces decorated from top to toe in delicate applique flowers.

Ruffled collars and flared sleeves were just a couple more standout features of the collection, which was not simply walked, but theatrically performed by its talented cast of models, beautifully made up with 30s inspired hair and classic smoky eyes credit to Kryolan UK and Tony and Guy.

Confidently showcased, designer Olga Roh put on a truly outstanding showcase on every level of detail, earning herself a celebratory walk of the runway in one of her own stunning designs.

Words: Scarlett Sangster | Fashion Week Press | @scarlettgracehs

Images: Sarah Mildred | Fashion Week Photographer | @Sarah_Mildred

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This Christmas, treat the whole family to a screening of the magical ballet, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at The Soho Hotel.

Enjoy a festive lunch or a Wonderland-themed Afternoon Tea in Refuel Restaurant, before taking your seats in our luxurious screening room to watch The Royal Opera House production of Lewis Carroll's classic tale, beloved by children and adults alike.

Find yourself in the heart of the performance when the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE comes to THE SOHO HOTEL. Christopher Wheeldon's magical ballet and thrillingly exciting retelling of this enduring classic, will be screened in our state-of-the-art cinema this December.
The role of Alice will be danced by Sarah Lamb.

burger operaGourmet Burger Kitchen is about to produce an opera like no other – one dedicated to the glories of the burger. A bite-sized fifteen minutes long, this paean to the patty will be performed twice daily (1pm and 2pm) from October 13th to 17th.

There is no need to fork out on expensive tickets or a fancy frock, this ode to the burger will be performed free for diners at Gourmet Burger Kitchen, Waterloo.

Produced in partnership with Secret Opera, an experimental opera company with a mission to take opera to places it has never been before, the performance tells a story of passion; a tolerant father and his picky daughter, a passionate GBK employee and the wonderful experience of falling head over heels in love (with a burger).

All set to a stirring classical score, this is one performance where meat and melody will intertwine as never before.

Having started on their journey in 2001, over the years GBK has become more than obsessive with our gourmet burgers. Where some burger restaurants bring in DJs, there is only one art form able to communicate its burger passion; opera.

The performances coincide with the launch of GBK’s new 15 Minute Lunch menu, which guarantees customers a speedy lunch; a satisfying 4oz burger and fries from £5.95 all served up in 15 minutes flat, giving you time for all the other things you might want to do in your lunch hour. Even better, if your burger doesn’t arrive 15 minutes from ordering, GBK guarantee your next lunch on them.*

Secret Opera said: “Opera is all about passion, so we’re delighted to be working with GBK who are equally as passionate about their own art form: the burger.  With Burger: The Opera we've created a quirky, unique and exclusive experience for burger-hungry people to enjoy, for free, during their lunch hour. I’ll admit we haven’t performed to people while they eat burgers before, but I’m secretly hoping for a seated ovation after each performance.”

 
photo-mainThis looks amazing. There should be more metal operas we think and surely Frankenstein is the perfect fit for a bit of operatic metal in London?

Coming this Halloween and already half way to it's Kickstarter goal, this is the overview -

FRANKENSTEIN: THE METAL OPERA

Richard Campbell's brand new rock musical, based on the iconic novel by Mary Shelley, is coming to The Space in London this Hallowe'en.

The journey began with the original concept album in 2012 and this off west-end premiere has been a true labour of love for our creative team; Richard Campbell (Composer / Co-Writer), Carol Pestridge (Co-Writer) and Alan Mandel (Director).

But now we need your help to pull it off. 

Every single penny we raise here will go directly toward enhancing our UK premiere production. Examples include, building the iconic set which will house Frankenstein’s workshop, using a live band instead of recorded sound (wireless microphones aren’t the cheapest) and the prosthetics and make up effects needed to bring the Creature to life. Every aspect of the production needs a little help. From our costume department to our printing budget, you can make a real difference.

Seriously, every single contribution (no matter the size) will make a tangible difference to our show. We hugely appreciate your support.

We're pretty excited that you can already buy tickets -  please visit https://space.org.uk/2014/05/20/frankenstein-the-metal-opera/ or call The Space Box Office at 020 7515 7799. Want to pledge? Find the link here.

See you there!

 

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Pop-up Opera’s Così fan tutte which comes to our very own London on Monday 2nd June (Islington to be exact).

It then moves onto different areas each day - Wednesday 18th June (Mayfair), Friday 20th June (Rotherhithe), Saturday 21st June (Rotherhithe), Tuesday 24th June (Hackney Wick) or Thursday 26th June (Vauxhall).

Taking inspiration from the British love of period costume dramas and offering us Londoners a litte bit of free culture, Pop-up Opera is setting Così fan tutte in an English estate with a high society picnic, traditional country-house games of tennis, cricket and croquet and some exotic eastern surprises.  The season runs until Thursday 31st July.