Back to school! Educational discounts…

September is always a busy time for us here at Thwaites! We love the fact that we are often the first port of call for many students who are starting out in their musical journeys and coming to get their instrument ready for their first lesson. It is always an exciting time! Here at Thwaites, read…

Come and see us at the Amati Exhibition!

The Amati Exhibition is always a great opportunity to come and see the finest instruments and bows that Thwaites have to offer. Held in the fabulous setting of the Grand Ballroom at the Langham Hotel, this month’s exhibition also features a performance by the esteemed Roby Lakatos. We are proud to be be loaning his read…

Brownie Heaven…

The lovely Sam brought us in a very enormous and delicious homemade brownie. I tried to take a picture for your visual delectation but failed…the workshop had snaffled the lot…you’ll just have to believe me when I say it was a true masterpiece of chocolatey goodness.

Curry…of the week??? Violin-daloo!!!

To those who know me there is no debate. I would eat curry every day. Not just for dinner, but breakfast, lunch and the odd snack. So what, for me, is the appeal? Well as the picture shows there might be so many curries that, on the face of it, might look similar, but they read…

Hello cake! It must be Friday…

Only it’s not, it’s Thursday! But surely – every day is a cake day! Today, Marika our lovely luthier made us a ‘Galette des rois’ commonly known as the ‘King Cake’. Marika is clearly trying to educate us all in the art of the French patisserie. She tells us that the King Cake traditionally celebrates read…

Out with old; in with the new…

Christmas and New Year can be a busy time for some musicians – New Year’s Eve was always “THE” gig to have booked in months before. Often a glamorous location and always well paid. So it was. From the Ridiculous… We recently had both ends of our customers’ New Years Eve situations here. The first read…