The 2017 Christmas tree lights on Mount Street were turned on by Tracy Emin, famous for her ‘unmade bed’. Ms. Emin dedicated a poem, of which the words display vibrantly in neon along Carlos Place, to her mother who passed away this year.
What I give to you is all I have.
An Open wanting
Deep in The Layers of my heart
And in Return I catch
The Greatest Gift of All
Tracy Emin CBE
The Connaught holds a special place for Emin, it was where both she and her mother stayed prior to being awarded her CBE at Buckingham Palace. It was far too busy on the evening to take a photograph of note. I returned a few nights later with no mulled wine or crowds in sight.