in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I came here first as a student, aged 18, in 1963 - the Festival Hall represented everything exciting about London.  For 3 shillings you could sit in the choir.  I remember one of Segovia's last concerts, this figure on a stool in the middle of the vast stage.  And walking across Hungerford Bridge composing poems.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1444650567042 accessed: 22 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Various performed by Andrés Segovia

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 Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:49:27 +0100
Approved on Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:52:48 +0000