Virginia Woolf in London - 6 May, 1919

from The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, page 270:

Yesterday, Tuesday, we both renewed London life in the usual way, save that I had to buy stuff for dresses, as well as paper labels & glue.  Tea at the Club, where Alix, dusky and dreary, borrowed 10/- in order to give James his dinner. They were going to hear Bertie lecture; I preferred the songsters of Trafalgar Square.  The steps of the column were built up, pyramid fashion, with elderly respectable householders grasping sheets of music, which they rendered, in time to a conductor on a chair beneath, with great precision.  It was Life boat day, & the elderly people…   more >>

cite as

Virginia Woolf, and Anne Olivier Bell (ed.), The diary of Virginia Woolf. Vol.1, 1915-1919, volume 1 (Harmondsworth, 1979), p. 270. accessed: 20 April, 2024

location of experience: London


Virginia Woolf

Listening to

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Folk songs
Sea shanties

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 May, 1919
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public

Originally submitted by Jo Reardon on Tue, 06 Oct 2015 13:14:50 +0100
Approved on Sat, 19 Dec 2015 15:58:22 +0000