Julia Gasper

Going Out, Julia Gasper, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss

A review by Julia Gasper Welsh National Opera at New Theatre Oxford.   Strauss’s insouciant operetta is a treat at any time of year, but especially suitable for Christmas as the plot revolves around a […]

Going Out, Julia Gasper, Oxford, Oxfordshire, Review, Theatre

Jack and the Beanstalk, Pantomime at Oxford Playhouse

A review by Julia Gasper Oxford Playhouse has put on a lot of excellent pantomimes over the past years, but while the lead performers in this one – Ricky Oakley as a handsome, nice though […]

Julia Gasper, Review

TIM SMITH Piano Recital 16th September 2017

A review by Julia Gasper Oxford can be proud of Tim Smith, who went from here to study piano at the Birmingham Conservatoire three years ago. He has emerged a confident and dazzling pianist with […]

Europe, Julia Gasper, Oxford, Oxford University

Elizabeth Craven: Writer, Feminist and European

An interview by Jolanta Ryba This Question and Answer interview with the rising star of biography writing, and well-known Oxford historian  Julia Gasper, about her latest book, a biography of Elizabeth Craven. How different was […]

Art, Julia Gasper, Lifestyle, Oxford, Oxfordshire

RAPHAEL DRAWINGS at ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM Oxford.

A review by Julia Gasper   Did you know that Raphael the painter wrote poetry? That is one thing I learnt today from the special exhibition of drawings by the Florentine master who was a […]

Berkshire, Hampshire, Julia Gasper, Theatre

The Importance of Being Earnest

A play by Oscar Wilde. Performed by New Era Players. Reviewed by Julia Gasper   New Era Players were very fortunate that their outdoor production of The Importance of Being Earnest, at Shaw House, Newbury, […]

Europe, Julia Gasper, Travel

Nîmes, a Roman City in the Heart of France

A look at Nimes in France by Julia Gasper. The town of Nîmes in Southern France is applying to UNESCO for the status of a World Heritage Site. It well merits this recognition, as it […]