Why the South Bank Centre lost its headmain
Take a look at the website for London’s South Bank Centre, once a magnet for classical music.
There are no classical concerts at all this weekend.
Over the next five days, there is just one – an amateur performance of Britten’s War Requiem.
And that’s it.
The Centre has been in headlong retreat from its core purpose for several years.
This, we hear from board members, is why artistic director Jude Kelly lost her job – by mutual agreement and with the usual expressions of mutual esteem.
The board is presently redefining the next director’s role.