Sir Simon Rattle

The government has cancelled its funding for a new concert hall in London, as proposed by the conductor Simon Rattle. In a statement the government said: « London is already home to world class culture and music venues, from the iconic Royal Albert Hall to the Barbican Hall and the Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Centre. » This of course stubbornly ignores the fact that London has not a single concert hall up to the standards found in other European cities.

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