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Prospect recommends: Kings Place Festival 2009

By Ivan Hewett  

It takes chutzpah to mount a music festival in London just when the “world’s greatest music festival” (the Proms) reaches its climax. But then boldness has always been a virtue of Kings Place, the new concert hall located behind King’s Cross station. By any sober commercial assessment, the chances of a new chamber-sized concert hall thriving a bus-ride away from the Wigmore Hall and the South Bank Centre were slim. But a year after opening, Kings Place has proved its worth.…

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