in Royal Festival Hall

from Southbank Centre Archive:

POEM: At The Festival Hall: A vibraphonist I recall as large - and splendidly dissolute - is playing standards on a grand piano - dwarfed by ceilings, - and a voice I think I've heard of - sings in a floral print of pleats. - The audience talks politely and applauds - while I search for you - and something to eat. - She is singing God Bless the Child - and I wonder whether or not - to prop the bar and wait it out. - She is good in the wrong place, - wine's bouquet in an empty glass, - singing inside heads, - between meetings, - of what is almost grasped - beyond the conversation. NOTE: This…   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 25 June, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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God bless the child performed by Bill Le Sage

Experience Information

Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:32:00 +0100
Approved on Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:58:36 +0000