in Royal Festival Hall - in the middle of the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My first memory of the Festival Hall was the Festival of Britain, where my uncle worked. All I can remember was watching a man cross the Thames on a tight rope. The school I joined in 1956 took us regularly to Ernest Read's Saturday morning concerts for children. We went from school at Hampton Court to Waterloo, between the age of 11 and16. Without doubt this was the trigger for a lifetime love of music and the RFH, which I still visit.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 24 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Ernst Read's Children's Concerts

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:37:43 +0000
Approved on Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:50:48 +0000