Since the 1958 publication of Michael Bond CBE’s first book, A Bear Called Paddington, more than 150 titles have been published in a variety of formats, and Paddington Bear has become popular around the world. Bond passed away in June 2017, and this exhibition is being held in memory of his work.
Celebrating the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birth, the Akita Museum of Art is holding a Peter Rabbit exhibition. Peter Rabbit derives from a picture drawn on a letter originally sent to the son of a friend of Potter. Visitors will have the opportunity to examine Potter’s life and the origins of the timeless world of Peter Rabbit.
The Royal Ballet’s new Swan Lake will be broadcast live in cinemas.
Liam Scarlett’s new production is the company’s first in 30 years. Prince Siegfried chances upon a flock of swans while out hunting. When one of the swans turns into a beautiful woman, Odette, he is enraptured. But she is under a spell that holds her captive, allowing her to regain her human form only at night.
PHOTO: © ROH, 2018.PH. BY BILL COOPER
On the eve of retirement, a middle-class, judgemental snob discovers her husband having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate. The film stars Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Joanna Lumley and David Hayman.
PHOTO: © FINDING YOUR FEET LIMITED 2017
For his directorial debut, Andy Serkis brings to life the inspiring true love story between Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. It stars Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville and Tom Hollander.
PHOTO: © 2017 BREATHE FILMS LIMITED, BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION AND THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
It was big news last year when conductor Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE returned to Britain from the Berlin Philharmonic, to take up the post of music director of the London Symphony Orchestra. To be played at this concert are Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 Anxiety Age, marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the composer; Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 in D major; and Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major by Sibelius.
PHOTO: © DOUG PETERS
The final Viceroy of India, Lord Mountbatten, is tasked with overseeing the transition of British India to independence, but meets with conflict as different sides clash in the face of monumental change. The film stars Hugh Bonneville, Gillian Anderson, Manish Dayal, Huma Qureshi and Michael Gambon.
PHOTO: © PATHE PRODUCTIONS LIMITED, RELIANCE BIG ENTERTAINMENT(US) INC., BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION, THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE AND BEND IT FILMS LIMITED, 2016
Live-action/computer-animated comedy film directed by Will Gluck, based on the stories of Peter Rabbit created by Beatrix Potter. The film stars James Corden, Domhnall Gleeson, Rose Byrne, Sam Neill, Daisy Ridley, Elizabeth Debicki, and Margot Robbie.