Usually, to spend wisely, I suggest you find an independent merchant, explain your likes and dislikes and let knowledgeable staff advise. That still holds good, but here’s another approach: go to Oddbins.
One of David Bowie’s great gift was spotting trends and seeing the way the wind was blowing before anyone else, a facility he retained right up till his death at the beginning of January 2016, taking his leave of us at the start of a truly horrendous year.
Classical performers tend to keep the name they’re born with: foreign complications only add to credibility, and changes can look phoney. Better to be Piotr Anderszewski than Midori, Kennedy or (God forbid) Vanessa-Mae.
After over 50 years in the acting industry, and a decade of unprecedented success delivering outstanding part-time performing arts tuition at her weekend Academies across the country, Pauline Quirke returns to her roots to create even more opportunities for young performers in North London.