Black Mischief

Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro, a 45 year old black British GP practicing in Nottingham, has been given a white family’s farm in Zimbabwe by the Zimbabwean government. He has lived in the UK for at least fifteen years but is eligible on two counts: he is, supposedly, an indigenous black African and is a friend of President Mugabe’s wife, Grace.  I wonder which carries the most weight? Continue reading Black Mischief

Figaro, Where?

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The Metropolitan Opera in New York has been broadcasting Saturday matinees live to cinemas in Europe for ten years. It’s a super way to see tip-top productions with the bonus of watching what’s going on back-stage and hearing the singers being interviewed.  Only been around for ten years but already I have my favourite moment. The opera was Benjamin Britten’s, Peter Grimes, directed by John Doyle. Continue reading Figaro, Where?