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Vauxhall

(ˈvɒksˌhɔːl)
n
1. (Placename) a district in London, on the south bank of the Thames
2. (Placename) Also called: Vauxhall Gardens a public garden at Vauxhall, laid out in 1661; a fashionable meeting place and site of lavish entertainments. Closed in 1859
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Stryver inaugurated the Long Vacation with a formal proposal to take Miss Manette to Vauxhall Gardens; that failing, to Ranelagh; that unaccountably failing too, it behoved him to present himself in Soho, and there declare his noble mind.
In Turner's views of the blaze that destroyed the old Palace of Westminster in 1834, the crowds gawp at the burning building as though watching fireworks at Vauxhall Gardens; Lawrence Gowing found in the paintings an operatic quality, 'with elaborate scenery and full chorus of horrified spectators'.
Further up the river, towards Sandhills, it has identified an area it calls 'Vauxhall Gardens' for new housing, while the final stretch of land towards Queen's Road has been named 'Eggington Street and Smedley Dip.'.
The Vauxhall environment of the novel contrasts with its seventeenth-century importance as the site of Vauxhall Gardens. Opened in 1660, Vauxhall Gardens was "Laid out with walks, statues and tableau, Vauxhall became the most luxuriant resort.
When this picture was taken, in 1987, people were stilll living in them, ahead of their demolition Vauxhall Gardens, Liverpool 3 This view is from 1987, shortly before demolition.
She organizes the discussion by theme--his life and career, including his life before London, his training, his income, his sources of revenue, and the value of his music in terms of its composition, performance, and publication; the culture and context of the period; politics and patronage; commerce and international trade; private musical events; marriage, wealth, and social status; legal issues; collections of his music, publications, his statue at Vauxhall Gardens, and portraits of him; religion and charity; his sickness and death; and his wills and legacies--incorporating the lives of his friends and discussion of his music throughout chapters.
The most famous of them all was at Kennington, on the south bank of the Thames, and for almost three centuries Vauxhall Gardens was one of London's principal attractions, with eye-catchers and shady walks and music pavilions to suit every taste.
Keen to flaunt his new status and power locally, Sir Thomas decided to leave his ancestral home at Duddeston Hall, close to the banks of the River Rea and which later became part of Vauxhall Gardens, and build a new home on a hill overlooking Aston Church.
Dame Emma and the London Handel Players present music written by Thomas Arne for Vauxhall Gardens; the Academy of Ancient Music performs Handel and Corelli; the Musicians of the Globe play music inspired by an Elizabethan garden; and The Tallis Scholars sing Renaissance settings of the Song Of Songs.
It was the genius of Robert Newman, the long-term manager of the Queen's Hall Orchestra, to put together a package that, moving on from the popular entertainments associated with Vauxhall Gardens and the Crystal Palace, would annually attract large, socially mixed audiences to hear a wide range of music provided by a regular pool of outstanding players under a star conductor.
One painting depicts the Grand Walk in Vauxhall Gardens, which closed in 1859 and is now home to tower blocks.
Vauxhall Gardens bomb victims memorial,Vauxhall Road.