in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

It was on a visit to The Festival of Britain at the age of six that I was first impressed by the Royal Festival Hall. As a small lad up from the country, the building was the most modern I'd seen. Not until my late teens, attending concerts by Duke Ellington and the like, was I able to appreciate the unique building to the full. I've since attended memorable concerts af all kinds and look forward to the the Hall's reopening and rejuvination. Who knows, I may experience some rejuvination as a result.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1449347859542 accessed: 26 September, 2022 (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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Jazz Concerts performed by Duke Ellington

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 20:37:40 +0000
Approved on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:55:35 +0000