in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

There was a coach waiting outside my primary school(Brooklands in Finchley) on a Saturday morning to take us to the Festival Hall children's  concert.  None of my friends were interested so I bravely went alone. I will always remember the buzz of the building and the fantastic pieces of music so fascinatingly described and explained in a language I could understand. That was the start of my love affair with music which has sustained me throughout my life.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 14 June, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

hide composers
Children's Concert

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 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:02:44 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:43:09 +0000