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A Festival on the River: The Story of Southbank Centre

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Southbank Centre has played host to premières and parties, chance encounters and artistic interventions, since the Royal Festival Hall opened in 1951. This book celebrates its past and present. A Festival on the River charts some of the many historic moments from Natalia Makarova's defection to Patti Smith's Meltdown and PLAY.orchestra that have made the place unique, unforgettable and much loved.

Charlotte Mullins is an art critic, writer and broadcaster. She has written for the Financial Times, Telegraph, Independent on Sunday, RA Magazine, Art in America and Tate Magazine, and is a former editor of Art Quarterly, V&A Magazine and Art Review. 

Paperback, 192 pages