in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I went to some of the opening concerts. I thought it was the most beautiful building, especially as it was there with buildings even more exciting like the Dome of Discovery and Skylon. My father had a small carpet shop and I was particularly fond of the grey and white carpet. My reaction to hearing about the refurbishment was to wonder why such a modern new building needed refurbishing - but then remembered I was a teenager then, and now I also need a bit of refurbishment. 

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449346116892 accessed: 25 February, 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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Classical concerts
written by Scarlatti, Chopin, Franz Liszt

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 Sat, 05 Dec 2015 20:08:37 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:02:08 +0000