in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I used to travel by train to the school sports ground regularly in the 1940s and 1950s using Hungerford Bridge between Charing Cross and Waterloo East. Much excitement was generated by the construction work of the Festival of Britain in 1951 with the futuristic Skylon, The Dome of Discovery and the Festival Hall itself built close to where a large chimney was dimolished. Eventually through enlightened school involvement visits were organised to concerts for a cost of 3/6p, if my memory is correct, sitting somewhere right at the …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 25 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical concerts performed by Arthur Rubinstein, Claudio Arrau

Experience Information

Date/Time the 1950's
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:39:13 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 17:27:08 +0000