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August 31, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 64 (Susan Elkin Reviews)

Royal Albert Hall, Thursday 30 August 2018 If ever a concert proved that you don’t have to be a glitzty, glamorous visiting...

August 31, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 60 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Royal Albert Hall, Monday 27th August 2018 Marin Alsop is one of those conductors whose very presence in the building creates a buzz...

August 31, 2018 Susan Elkin

Double carbs anyone?

I think a lot about obesity and about why so many people I see out and about are grossly, often morbidly, fat....

August 29, 2018 Susan Elkin

Making eye contact

If the brain is the conductor of the orchestral body (sorry – I’ve probably reviewed too many Proms lately) then of course...

August 24, 2018 Susan Elkin

Mother, 1972

Faintly, automatically, through two open doors she registered the low murmurings from the baby’s bedroom across the hall. Pianissimo. Crescendo would soon...

August 22, 2018 Susan Elkin

Genetic after all?

When My Loved One was first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s one of my first questions to the consultant was “Is it hereditary?” She...

August 21, 2018 Susan Elkin

Prom 43 (Susan Elkin reviews)

Royal Albert Hall, Tuesday 14th August 2018 Famously founded in 1999 by Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said, West-Eastern Divan even looks different...

August 15, 2018 Susan Elkin

A friend indeed

Twice a year a friend stays with us for a fortnight or so. Temporarily, we become a four person (sort of) household:...