in Royal Festival Hall - the 1960's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I went to the Festival of Britain in the summer of 1951, when I was 12 years old with my best friend and both our mothers. We travelled down from Birmingham by coach to spend two memorable days walking round the exhibition and Royal Festival Hall, and visiting the Battersea Park funfair by river bus. After the austerity of growing up through the war years, the festival was a beacon of hope for the future. Since moving to London in the 1960s, my wife and I have enjoyed many performances at the 3 venues, including taking our young …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 13 July, 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 the 1960's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:01:37 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:43:12 +0000