in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Still a schoolgirl I made my first visit to the Royal Festival Hall on the last day of the wonderful, lauded and controversial Festival of Britain.  My friend and I were a little late, but had to stop running for the entrance during the playing of the National Anthem.  Everything inside the Hall was magical; we were in awe.  After obeying the get to your seats 5 minute 'boing' for the first time, we sat in the cheapest seats behind the Orchestra and fell in love with the young brilliant conductor Guido Cantelli, a …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 4 March, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

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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, 16 Nov 2015 16:50:24 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:09:19 +0000