the southbank | the ultimate sunday date
The ultimate Sunday date
I love the riot of colour, noise and bunting that takes over the Southbank every summer. This year, however, there is a more serious undercurrent to all the fun and mayhem as a row is currently underway with the skateboarders versus Jude Kelly, the artistic director of the Southbank. Yesterday, as I snapped away at the demonstrators in their Long Live Southbank t-shirts, I was very much on the side of the skateboarders, never having been much of a fan of Jude Kelly. But I have to admit it isn’t as clearcut as I thought yesterday, having done a bit more research. Apparently the plan is to open an education centre and to move the skaters 100 yards up the river to an equally prominent place. Where do you stand on the skateboarders versus Jude Kelly? I’d be interested to hear.
In the meantime, it’s still the ultimate Sunday date place. It’s a great place for bringing dates whether a first date or hundredth one.