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Posted by Mark Skipper on Fri 14 Nov 2014.

This week I attended the ceremony at St. James’s Palace where I am delighted that Liz and Terry Bramall were awarded The Prince...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Sat 25 Jan 2014.

Today is our last day in Beijing before we return to the UK. There have been one or two little challenges over the last two...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Fri 24 Jan 2014.

Last night the company were treated to a banquet in a restaurant near to our hotel hosted by Cui Yang (Young), our Promoter.We...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Thu 23 Jan 2014.

The dinner at Raffles last night was excellent. This is the most original take on a Greek Salad I have ever come across. The...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Wed 22 Jan 2014.

Last night after the performance our small group of Pop-upers had dinner together as a farewell to Hangzhou and to...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Tue 21 Jan 2014.

Today we are giving 2 performances in support of Leeds and Partners' business development initiatives. Ballroom Number 3 in the...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Mon 20 Jan 2014.

Today was relatively relaxed with some time spent working on our budgets for 2015/18 in preparation for our Arts Council...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Sun 19 Jan 2014.

Today we split into two groups and I went with the small group of dancers to Hangzhou in advance of our pop-up performances on...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Sat 18 Jan 2014.

Class was not until 2.30 today so time for a lie in, some shopping or a bit of sightseeing. It was a beautiful sunny day at 20...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Fri 17 Jan 2014.

Despite the delays in starting the fit up yesterday, the Technicians did an excellent job and finished work last night ahead of...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Thu 16 Jan 2014.

A 9am departure for Xiamen Airport.Check in was a little chaotic and the Chinese idea of queuing is a little different to ours....

Midsummer train, designed by Duncan Hayler
Posted by Mark Skipper on Wed 15 Jan 2014.

Last night after a busy day of shopping, sightseeing and visits to a spa, many of the dancers dined in the Japanese restaurant...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Tue 14 Jan 2014.

Whilst the Technicians were busy putting the set together and focusing the lights, the dancers had the day off to explore...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Mon 13 Jan 2014.

The 11 hour and 15 minute flight from Amsterdam to Xiamen was pretty uneventful other than the fact that none of the requested...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Sun 12 Jan 2014.

Yesterday, the Technicians set off for China and are now installed in the company hotel for the next few days - the...

Midsummer Thumbnail
Posted by Mark Skipper on Fri 10 Jan 2014.

After nearly a year of planning, the tour to China is upon us. Tomorrow the Technicians set off followed by the rest of us on...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Fri 1 Nov 2013.

Northern Ballet’s Chief Executive Mark Skipper responds to the report published yesterday that the Government spends £69 per...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Tue 30 Jul 2013.

A question we are often asked is how do we choose the ballets which go on tour? Our Chief Executive, Mark Skipper DL, gives us...

Posted by Mark Skipper on Mon 3 Jan 2011.

A slightly later start today meant there was time for the Company to visit a few sights or do a little shopping before class....

Posted by Mark Skipper on Sun 2 Jan 2011.

Today, class was a little later but with more work to do to prepare a further cast of Romeo & Juliet plus two new casts for...

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