in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I have many happy memories of the RFH, from the opening of the hall when I was still at school! Going with friends to Sunday afternoon recitals, we really thought it was something, so different and special! The sixties memories of catching the early train from Kingsbury, to be at the box office as early as possible to get tickets for my idol Arthur [Artur] Rubinstein's concerts and recitals! I met so many nice people in the queue over the years! The queue stretched right around the block! Happy times, and many more followed throughout the years since!

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1448964881941 accessed: 24 April, 2024 (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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Classical concerts
written by Scarlatti, Chopin, Franz Liszt
performed by Arthur Rubinstein

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, 01 Dec 2015 10:14:42 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:48:44 +0000