Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - 1997

from Southbank Centre Archive:

"I moved to London from my native city Rome in 1997.After a few months of excitiment i began homesick.Royal Festival Hall is one of the rare places in London that made me feel, and still does, lucky and proud to live in this country. The man I then married used to invite me to the hall, even just to look around, have a drink in the bar anf get to know each other. I loved it and I remember once when he was very late and thought he was going to stand me up. While I was waiting lonely at the bar I said to myself: ""If he turned up in the next 15 minutes he's the one for me. If he doesn't it's …   more >>
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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 17 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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written by Scarlatti, Franz Schubert, George Frideric Handel, Mozart
performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees, Fischerspooner

Experience Information

Date/Time 1997
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:48:44 +0100
Approved on Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:24:22 +0000