in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

Travelling by train over Hungerford Bridge. We watched the Dome of Discovery being built on one side and the Festival Hall on the other side. A year later, walking back over the river to Children's Concerts. We sat on Red Cushions, behind the Orchestra. Dennis Brain played the French Horn, in front of us and we once heard Josephine Dupre [Du Pre]. Then at Christmas, they turned it into a theatre with huge curtains and Anton Dolin.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449166697540 accessed: 4 July, 2022 (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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Childrens' concerts performed by Dennis Brain

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 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:18:18 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:51:31 +0000