in Royal Festival Hall - 15 October, 1957

from Southbank Centre Archive:

I attended the Midnight Jazz Matinee at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 15 October 1957 organised by Christain Action to raise funds for the defence of the 156 accused in the South African Treason Trial. The Humphrey Lyttleton and the John Dankworth bands played as did Lionel Hampton. I still have the programme which has a photo of the 156 accused on the front cover. Nelson Mandela can be seen standing in the middle of the picture. Kind regards,

cite as

Southbank Centre (ed.), Southbank Centre Archive. In Southbank Centre Archive. accessed: 15 April, 2024 (Southbank Centre Archive,

location of experience: Royal Festival Hall

Listening to

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Midnight Jazz Matinee performed by Lionel Hampton, The John Dankworth Orchestra, Humphrey Lyttelton and His Band

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 October, 1957
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by Liz Ford on Fri, 04 Dec 2015 18:01:31 +0000
Approved on Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:46:16 +0000