Summer has made a welcome return and I spent the afternoon at the Southbank enjoying the last hours of this year’s festival: The Festival of Love.
It had all the hallmarks of previous festivals: bucketfuls of imagination; infectious humour; accessibility no matter what your age or backgroundand; boundless joy.
I had never seen an inflatable church before. It was doing a brisk trade in weddings, and staff were on hand to help out with appropriate clothes and props.
Couples danced in the sunshine.
Children played on the slides.
This arch led to the riverside.
Would you like to see more? Maybe later in the week.
As I stood watching and enjoying, a young couple came to stand beside me. The woman took a photograph. She turned towards me and smiled, “I love the Southbank.’
Yep, me too.