in Royal Festival Hall - 1956

from Southbank Centre Archive:

At the age of 6 yrs (1956) I was taken by my mother to see my first ballet - Swan Lake - I was smitten and continued with my ballet lessons for 16 yrs with annual visits to the ballet performances at the RFH. In the 1970s I was training at Great Ormond St Hospital and subsequently worked there for 30yrs!! When days were difficult/emotional I would walk down to the South Bank and take refuge in the RFH enjoying concerts food and the general atmosphere to recharge my batteries - Thank you.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1447754094333 accessed: 27 September, 2022 (Southbank Centre Archive, http://www.southbankcentre.co.uk/about-us/history-and-archive/southbank-centre-archive)

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Swan Lake
written by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 1956
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:54:54 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:46:10 +0000