in Royal Festival Hall - the 1950's

from Southbank Centre Archive:

In my early teens I used to be taken to concerts at the Festival Hall by my grandmother who loved Bruckner. I remember fighting to stop my eyes closing and falling asleep on her shoulder - the seats were so comfortable and the ambience so warm. She also had a stock of barley sugar sweets in her bag in case of coughs.

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 4 March, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Classical concerts
written by Anton Bruckner

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 Mon, 07 Dec 2015 19:01:58 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 20:56:50 +0000