Throughout 2013, Southbank Centre brings Alex Ross’ book The Rest Is Noise to life with twelve weekends of concerts, talks and events. In the years surrounding the First World War, Paris exerted an irresistible pull for artists, intellectuals and sophisticates the world over. In 1909 Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes arrived in town and rocked the world. In 1918, a new wave of prosperity, confidence and creativity swept across Europe, and the undisputed centre of this exciting epoch was Paris.
The Rest is Noise – Paris 1910-1930