in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My father took me to one of the very earliest events shortly after the Festival Hall opened. It was a gala evening of the Machine Tool Trades Association.  I remember a military brass band and other music. The atmosphere was of excitement at being in this latest addition to London. The newness, the exploration of the hall and all its features and the sense of being privileged to being an early user. 

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 23 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Military Band Music

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 Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:07:31 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:15:25 +0000