December at the South Bank

After all my posts about the South Bank in the summer, you might have thought of it as a place I only visit from May to September. But I’ll be there tomorrow morning, I was there last night, and on Sunday afternoon.
The book sellers are there all year round. This one, at a guess, is a Private Eye fan. Coincidentally, I saw ian Hislop at the National last night. It turned out there had just been a book launch for a new volume from Eye.

Wimmin

Wimmin


The winter festival is fun, but a bit busy for my taste. My friend and I took the stairs to the upper level so we could enjoy it from a distance.
Winter Festival

Winter Festival

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Warhorse

Warhorse


Did you know that the first thing the Handspring Puppet Company gets the puppeteers to learn is how to make the puppet breathe? That’s why, when they are on the stage the puppets are always ‘alive’. Even if they are still, they are breathing. Magical. Continue reading