As part of the South Bank Centre’s free evening series, she performed in the Clore Ballroom in the Royal Festival Hall.
After exchanging secret-santa gifts and sipping mulled wine, the Cog team headed out to the South Bank to see Gwyneth Herbert perform at the Royal Festival Hall’s auditorium space.
She gave a belting performance, managing to fill the vacuous space with only an acoustic guitarist to accompany her vocals. It was a really enjoyable set, with pop-tinged melodies and wistful, funny lyrics. As we sung along to some of the songs quite audibly, Gwyneth thought we were a rugby team on a night out (and mentioned as much).
After the performance, one member of our team seemed hell-bent on buying a bratwurst (or two) from the German market which had been temporarily set-up at the riverside, just outside the Southbank Centre. Having smelt the aroma coming from the cooking sausages, most of our team followed her lead.
Great music and fortifying food; it doesn’t get any better!