29th March 2014
RFH, Southbank, London SE1 8XX
‘Pull Out All The Stops’ Festival
No, this isn’t a silent disco for the Grey Generation, but in fact a collaboration between two of the nation’s high-culture icons: the Royal Festival Hall and Radio 3 [for those of you not of these shores, Radio 3 is the radio station of choice for the BBC’s more highbrow audience, and is either thriving or struggling depending on which media outlets you trust…]
The radio station has taken the opportunity here to take part in the season of events celebrating the restoration and re-installation to the venue of its ‘iconic’ grand organ with a series of outside broadcasts from a special studio overlooking the riverside terrace.
As we’ve discovered before, the Festival Hall likes to make any special season as broad reaching and inclusive as possible, hence the presence of these wonderful interactive organs [stop sniggering at the back, there…] in the Clore Ballroom, alongside an impressive display of recording memorabilia.