in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

As a child of 12, on a school trip from Bristol to the Festival of Britain, I was completely awestruck by the whole thing.  I remember seeing the Festival Hall building and, without knowing what it was, thinking how different it was from any building I had ever seen before.  Little did I know how familiar it would become in later years and how many happy hours I would spend there enjoying concerts and events.  Long live the Festival Hall!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 24 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical concerts

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 Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:08:24 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:44:12 +0000