the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

As a war child (10 in 1945) the 1st visit to hear music at the Festival Hall was an absolute revelation: the equivalent of black-out curtains being drawn back to reveal a scene of stunning space and brilliance, the music like none I had experienced.  Then, 50 years ago in 1957, the London University Graduation Ball was held at RFH: I had a dazzling evening, lasting until dawn, with my husband to be.  I still adore the wonderful, concrete South Bank complex.  Always will.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 28 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

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Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:44:29 +0100
Approved on Tue, 08 Dec 2015 18:48:00 +0000