in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I grew up in Scotland and my first visit to London was in 1951. I was a teenager and had a wonderful time sightseeing with my family, and always remember visiting the Festival of Britain. When I later moved to London, I attended concerts at the South Bank Centre on a regular basis. One of my earliest memories was attending a concert conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham. My attendance at concerts instilled in me a great love of classical music which I still have today. I'm now 70 years of age and have been living in Calfornia for many …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 21 February, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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classical music
written by Delius, Bach, Mozart
performed by Sir Thomas Beecham

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 20:12:16 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:30:26 +0000