Anonymous in Royal Festival Hall - the 1990's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

1950'S - My father, also Geoffrey Hadwick , travels down from Manchester, where he is an architectural student, to visit the Festival of Britain. He loves the RFH. He tells me about it as a child. He travelled as a motorbike sidecar passenger- deaf in one ear by journey's end. 1970's- I come to RFH as a student to see my first ever classical concert with student girlfriend + her father. I fall in love with RFH too. 1980's- I marry her and we bring our children to the RFH. 1990's - We see Pretsner's Requiem for a Friend, Meltdown + BaabaMaal  and marvel at the range of wonderful …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 20 May, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall


Listening to

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Requiem for a Friend
written by Pretsner

Experience Information

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

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Thu, 12 Nov 2015 17:08:00 +0000
Approved on Sat, 14 Nov 2015 22:34:31 +0000