in Royal Festival Hall - 21 July, 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

As a young architectural student, one of the first projects I worked on was the Transport Pavilion at the Festival of Britain and sited alongside the new Festival Hall under construction at that time.  I watched with awe the completion of this amazing new concert hall.  On Saturday 21st July 1951 the architectural students associations of the Polytechnic and the A.A. held a Concert and Dance at the newly completed Festival Hall to mark the end of a Congress of Architectural Students.  Supported by the RIBA, I understand final acoustic arrangements were being tested.  It …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 25 June, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical & Jazz
written by Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir William Walton
performed by Benjamin Britten, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Sir William Walton

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 July, 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:59:10 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:17:46 +0000