Sunny South Bank

The bunting was out on the South Bank over the Easter weekend as celebrations got under way for the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain. There will be events going on all summer, but you don't need a ticket to enjoy the vibe. 
Summer in the city: the Royal Festival Hall
Fabulous beach huts: peek inside to see British holidays as they were sixty years ago
A really massive seagull
Blowing in the breeze: 'The Lion and Unicorn'
This installation of poems, both printed and spoken, caught my attention (above). It was created in a collaboration between artist Gitta Gschwendtner (who incidentally designed the wondrous oversized Plant Cup) and young people from refugee groups across London. It is an homage to the original 1951 Lion and Unicorn Pavilion which housed a flight of ceramic birds symbolising migration and freedom of speech. Very poignant.