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  • Published: 8 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473566156
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

Royal Albert Hall

A celebration in 150 unforgettable moments




A beautiful illustrated celebration of the unforgettable moments and events that have defined the Royal Albert Hall as it reaches its 150th birthday.

The most iconic concert hall in the world celebrates 150 years with a stunning review of history's finest performances and performers. Opening with a personal letter from Queen Elizabeth II, this beautiful book celebrates 150 moments that have shaped The Royal Albert Hall over the last century and a half. From The Beatles to the Suffragettes, Albert Einstein to Winston Churchill, Mohammed Ali to B.B. King, few other buildings have housed such a stunning variety of era-defining people and events.

This gorgeous, illustrated guide takes you behind the scenes of one of the most well-loved concert halls in the world, offering insights into the building's iconic architecture, as well as its lesser-known quirks such as the reinforced toilets designed for Sumo wrestlers. This book features events ranging from the world's first sci-fi convention in 1891 to the annual Cirque du Soleil, which requires the auditorium to be transformed into a gymnasium. Autographs and candid comments from incredible performers who have appeared on its stage, like Russell Howard, Eric Clapton and Katie Derham, give a unique insider's perspective on an esteemed and beloved British institution.

With never-before-seen images, insights and more, this is the ultimate celebration of a British architectural icon which continues to inspire artists and audiences from around the world.

  • Published: 8 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473566156
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

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