Sunday 26 March 2006 5.23pm
So did anyone actually see one of these 15,000 loyalty cards
announced by the Mayor last week which were due to be distributed this weekend during the Inside Out festival?
On Saturday I walked along the river from Tate Modern
to Potters Fields and on Sunday from Southwark Cathedral
to Royal Festival Hall
and at no point did I see any evidence of these cards.
The Inside Out event itself was somewhat watered down from what was originally promised - for example there were no stalls from Borough Market
operating in The Scoop by City Hall
Whilst I'm sure the performances outside the National were good, and Coin Street
put on a nice family workshop at Bernie Spain Gardens
, I suspect anyone lured to the area by the publicity would have been rather underwhelmed. There simply wasn't enough on for it to gel as a coherent festival/event.