in Royal Festival Hall - 1951

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I first went to the Festival Hall, during the Festival of Britain in 1951. Aged 7, my parents and aunt took me to a performance of Copelia [Coppelia] by the Royal Ballet [Festival Ballet??]. I remember standing on an outside veranda, overlooking the old "Shot Tower", sadly later demolished. The original 1951 cladding of the Festival Hall was so colourful and true to its festive nature. For me it has always been one of the great London landmarks. 

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Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 27 May, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

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Experience Information

Date/Time 1951
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:01:58 +0000
Approved on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:21:16 +0000