Royal Festival Hall


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Education Rose Tremain
At this stage of her life, Rosie's great interest and talent was not writing but painting, like her sister. She set out to make a huge, hanging, illustrated copy of Keats 's Ode to Autumn...
Reception Edith Sitwell
The seventy-fifth birthday of Dame Edith Sitwell was celebrated by a concert at the Royal Festival Hall in London.
Glendinning, Victoria. Edith Sitwell. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1981.
Textual Production Jean Rhys
The production was commissioned by the BBC , and took place at the Royal Festival Hall in London. It was conducted by Colin Davis , with Meriel Dickinson as soloist. The work was later...


Before May 1951
Architect Robert Matthew designed the Royal Festival Hall and Ralph Tubbs designed the Dome of Discovery, for the Festival of Britain on the South Bank.
3 May 1951
King George VI opened the Festival of Britain (designed to showcase the modern, postwar, post-imperial nation) from the steps of St Paul's Cathedral. He also opened the Royal Festival Hall .