Roman finds at city construction site

CONSTRUCTION work on Bloomberg’s new office block off Cannon Street has uncovered archeological finds described as the “Pompeii of the north” by experts. Roman artefacts including writing tablets, wooden buildings and documents have been uncovered.

LAWYERS are known for their love of the finer things in life, and now one of the best known in the City is going full throttle with his own classical music festival. Ian Rosenblatt, who has represented clients like City veteran Terry Smith, has announced a new summer music festival in the tumbling picturesque countryside of Devon. The lawyer, who founded Rosenblatt Solicitors, already hits all the right notes with his Rosenblatt Recitals, a series of concerts he helps lay on to give up-and-coming classical music talent a platform to perform.

Now the classical music impresario is moving forward into the domain of the big summer festival. Music lovers with more symphonic ears should pack up their picnics and head down to the Branscombe Festival between 26-28 July for the finest classical tunes of the season, including Royal Opera House lyric soprano Ailyn Perez. Rosenblatt said: “I am delighted and excited that we have this incredible opportunity to present the world’s leading stars from opera, classical music and jazz in the intimate and beautiful setting of the village of Branscombe.”

Let’s raise a glass of Pimms to many more.