“It was the best of times; it was the worst of times”

Editor’s note: I received this email this morning:

Dear ,

Thank you for booking to see Salman Rushdie: From Midnight’s Children to Trump’s America on Tuesday 23 October at 7.30pm in Royal Festival Hall as part of London Literature Festival.

We would like to share the following information that we hope will assist you in planning your visit to Southbank Centre for this event.


Please note that there will be a heightened security presence in Royal Festival Hall foyers on the night.

Ticket holders for this event are strongly discouraged from bringing bags to the building.

Any large bags, travel holdalls or rucksacks brought into the venue must be checked in to the Cloakroom on Level 1 of Royal Festival Hall. Please note that there is a charge of £1 per checked item.

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for 12 years, and he was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News for eight years, among other positions. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing, swimming, and trout fishing in the Sierra.

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