in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

At the time of the building of the Festival Hall, my father was involved as he was the London Director of Crittal Windows, the firm who supplied both doors and windows.  The architect wanted clear glass for the main entry doors, but my father explained that these would be dangerous as people would walk into them and be injured.  Instead, he suggested that they should have a bar across, or large handles specially designed.  He also took part in the testing of the acoustics, sitting in various parts of the …   more >>

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449347034196 accessed: 20 March, 2023 (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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orchestral music performed by Yehudi Menuhin

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 20:23:55 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:41:44 +0000