Just got back from the Southbank Centre. The concert was fantastic, we had brilliants seats in a wheelchair box, the trains were on punctual and Rose had a lovely time with her grandparents. The only trouble was the standard of facilities at the Southbank. Is it too much to ask for bigger lifts where only three other people can fit in with a wheelchair, resulting in long waits and short tempers to get to one’s seat? Is it too much to ask for the short wheelchair lift to the disabled loo to be working? (As opposed to going back down on tiny lift in a 20 minute interval.)
The Southbank will tell you how much they’ve invested and how wheelchair friendly the place is, but in reality, today it seemed little more than a token gesture. After Michelle’s business with the bus last week, I feel it worth mentioning this. I mean isn’t the Southbank one of the country’s leading art venues?
Best wishes, Steve.