Our last courier arrived from Hamburg today to reclaim the wonderful cartoons of Le Spectre de la rose by Jean Cocteau. Material from the ‘props store’ has been claimed for the Friday late on 25 March which will have a performance theme . Many of the costumes are already crated up on their mannequins for their transatlantic voyage although we have been having some problems with our freezer which has delayed the packing a little. It really is over. The banners in the Sackler Centre have been taken down and the Degas painting of the ballet scene from Meyerbeer’s opera Robert le Diable (1876)  shown above is back on display in its usual home of the paintings gallery. The special exhibition shop – which was doing such a roaring trade over the last weekend of the exhibition – has shut. Of course, some of the material can still be purchased on line at http://www.vandashop.com/section.php?xSec=377and some items are available at bargain prices, The ‘Prince’ coat, for example has been reduced by £80http://www.vandashop.com/product.php?xProd=7394&xSec=377&navlock=1

Its always interesting browsing to see what comes up – for example a glimpse of the ‘Firebird Experience’ AV produced by New Angle is on you tube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgIhYGyIDtA