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?


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?