London’s South Bank is going nowhere. Every ten years or so we throw another £150 million at it by way of marginal improvement and still it fails to impress as a world-class venue for music and the arts. It ought to be privatised. But that’s another argument.
In the new issue of Standpoint magazine, I describe what Paris is doing – building a brilliant, revolutionary concert hall for no more public outlay than we spend on periodic relaunches of the sinking South Bank.
In Paris, the Mayor calls the shots. Hey, Boris: this is your patch. I’ve got an idea for you. Click here.