Colin and partner in Royal Festival Hall - between the 1950's and the 1990's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Sitting with my husband in the "choir stalls" (being used as overspill for the audience) during the playing of the 1812 overture, when the over enthusiastic bursts of "smoke" from the apertures above our heads not only made the audience disappear from our sight but also the orchestra sitting just feet in front of us! For a short while we were isolated in time and space!
cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 25 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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1812 overture
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1950's and the 1990's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Ivan Hewett on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 08:46:49 +0100
Approved on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:00:51 +0000