in Royal Festival Hall - 1955

from Southbank Centre Archive:

My first visit to the Festival Hall was in Jan 1955 to see 'Where the Rainbow Ends' with Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin. I was 11 years old and the visit was organised by my school - 'The Rocen [?] School' Greenwich. I was fascinated by the sight of the auditorium and the excitement and anticipation before the performance. The ballet was magical and a little bermusing for a child from the suburbs. London was a rather drab place in the 50s, but the Festival Hall seemed from my first encounter to be a place to enjoy sounds and …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 21 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Where the Rainbow Ends performed by Alicia Markova, Anton Dolin

Experience Information

Date/Time 1955
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:34:47 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:27:39 +0000