in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I was 11 years old in 1951 and was taken for the first time to see the ballet at the newly opened Festival Hall, but the high point was a meal in the restaurant.  It was my first grand meal out, I think, and the restaurant seemed so grand and so full of light from the enormous windows looking onto the river. Then between 1955 and 1959 I came up with my school choir to take part in the Ernest Read concerts.  We sat on stage as performers and the whole experience was thrilling, especially exploring back stage, whizzing …   more >>

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449167813807 accessed: 23 June, 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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Ernst Read's Children's 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 Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:36:53 +0000
Approved on Thu, 03 Dec 2015 18:50:42 +0000