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World Piano Competition

end April, early May 2000, South Bank, London
held every 3 years in London. 600 contestants initially, with 24 competing in London's Purcell Room in four stages over a 2 week period.   Semi-finalists perform 50 minute recitals (usually 3 pieces) for a place in the Grand Final.  Lady Solti was the MC at the Grand Final.  Prince Charles gave the prizes.  Brahm's Piano Concert0 no. 1 was performed twice (by the Italian and the Finnish).  Prokofiev's 2nd was performed by a Macedonian pianist.  Who won? the one who did not expect it:  the 20 year old blonde.

Natural Products Exhibition

mid April 2000 Olympia, London
Organic and natural products include food, wine, medicine, clothing, cosmetics, oils, teas and drinks, and pet food.  It was an eye-opener to see so many exhibitors from all over the world keen to educate and spread the word. 

Internet World UK 2000

23 - 25 May 2000 Earl's Court, London
held every year in different locations around the world.  This year's was huge.  Three days were insufficient to visit all the stands and attend the 130 free seminars.  WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) was the buzz word.  Intel Online gave a live 3-actor multimedia 5-minute show about their new data centre.   Whoever watched it also got a free calculator afterwards.  I was most impressed by Jack Ma's killer notes speech.  Using the internet should be simple to use - but most people overdo it. Perhaps that was one reason for the downfall of Unfortunately, this show coincided with Online Information for the City.

Mind, Body, Spirit Festival

28 May - 4 June 2000 London Royal Horticultural Halls

Organic Food and Wine Festival

28 - 30 July 2000 London Royal Horticultural Halls
diary: organic raw food diet

E-BIZ Europe

14 September 2000 Queen Elizabeth II Convention Centre, London
High-tech, instant audience polling and results. The moderator was from Business Week - but previously talk-host of a radio programme in the US - National Public Radio. It was like being on TV - he spoke like someone famous. Nick Negroponte was the opening guest speaker. Since I had read his book Being Digital Digital, I wanted to hear him speak.

Ideal Home Show, London March 2002

Past Events

May 30, 2003 Friday 7 pm
Vestry Hall, Ranelagh Road, London W5
Piano Guitar Duo Concert

May 7, 2003 Thursday Leighton House
Ronan Magill, pianist, Benjamin Britten's last protege

April 15, 2003 Drapers Hall, London
Chamber Music Concert and Supper
Violin & Piano


Other reviews

show reviews - plays, musicals, art exhibitions

movie reviews

book reviews

restaurant reviews


energy events list of events for 2002

latest events of Anne Ku


Duo Magenta with special guest Anne Ku
Bussum & Hilversum, The Netherlands
30 & 31 March 2002

The Vitality Show
O lympia, London
22-24 March 2002
tel: 0870 120 0724 quoting FEMAIL

Mind, Body, Spirit
Royal Horticultural Halls, London
27 May to 3 June 2001
tel: 020 7938 3788


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