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2011 in fun stuff


Musicals
Hairspray at New Wimbledon Theatre 24/03
Legally Blonde at Savoy Theatre 04/04
Love Never Dies at Adelphi Theatre 25/04
Betty Blue Eyes at Novello Theatre 26/04
Lend Me A Tenor at Gielgud Theatre 04/08
Crazy For You at Novello Theatre 25/10
The Lion King at Lyceum Theatre 09/11
Chicago at Garrick Theatre 18/11
Phantom of the Opera at Her Majesty's Theatre 24/11
Matilda the Musical at Cambridge Theatre 01/12
The Wizard of Oz at London Palladium 14/12
Matilda 20/12 (I queued for ages to get a coveted £5 day seat so I could see it again)

Plays
The Children's Hour at Harold Pinter Theatre (Keira Knightley & Elizabeth Moss) 21/03
All's Well That Ends Well at Shakespeare's Globe 08/06
Pygmalion at Garrick Theatre (Rupert Everett & Kara Thointon) 26/07
A Woman Killed Wtih Kindness at Lyttelton Theatre 23/08
Richard III at Old Vic (Kevin Spacey) 26/08
Broken Glass at Vaudeville Theatre 10/10

Gigs
Lifehouse at the Roundhouse 26/02
Brooke Fraser & Liz Lawrence at Union Chapel 31/03
Sufjan Stevens & DM Stith at Royal Festival Hall 12/05
Fleet Foxes & The Bees at Hammersmith Apollo 31/05
Hanson at Kings College 06/06
Glee live at the O2 25/06
Darren Criss at Garage 06/07
Feist & Gonzales at London Palladium 17/10
Kina Grannis at Kings Cross St Pancras 20/10
Josh Pyke & Passenger at Borderline 26/10
Gotye at Kings College 01/11
Washington at Bush Hall 08/11
James Morrison at Shepherd's Bush Empire 07/11

Exhibition Highlights
Ai Wei Wei's Sunflower Seeds at Tate Modern
Edvard Munch's The Scream at Oslo's National Gallery
Gustav Klimt's The Kiss at the Belvedere, Vienna
James Turrell's installation at Venice Biennale
Watch Me Move: Animation exhibition at the Barbican
Shaun Tan at the Illustration Cupboard
Chagall Museum in Nice
Hokusai's Japanese woodblock prints (including The Wave) at British Museum
Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2011
Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan at National Gallery (spent 2 hours in the queue freezing my butt off for this!!)

Books
David Nicholls - One Day
Jonathan Franzen - Freedom
Shakespeare's plays: Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well
Christos Tsiolkas - The Slap
Tina Fey - Bossypants
Philip Pulman - Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
Charlotte Brontë - Jane Eyre
Sarah Waters - Tipping The Velvet
Amy Chua - Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother

Films
The King's Speech
Tangled
Kung Fu Panda 2
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Tomboy
An American In Paris
Happy Feet 2
My Week With Marilyn

Other Highlights
Skiing for a week at Les 3 Vallées in France
Meeting Shaun Tan, Oliver Jeffers, Kina Grannis... and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Taste of London food festival
Day 2 Wimbledon ground tickets
Masterchef Live
Hampton Court Palace
Buckingham Palace summer opening (Kate's dress)
Aegon Masters at Royal Albert Hall (John McEnroe vs Richard Krajicek; Jeremy Bates & Tim Henman vs Pat Cash & Mark Philippoussis)
Fruit picking at Garsons
Eating at Dinner by Heston, Nuno Mendes' Viajante and Jamie Oliver's Barbecoa
Weekly supper club with friends
Europe and UK travelling adventures

.... and now I will attempt to spend the next 2 years paying off debts to my family who allowed me to experience all of this... EEP!

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snoedrop
Dec. 22nd, 2011 04:20 am (UTC)
New LJ layout whaaaat.

Also, LOOOLSOB at your list.
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