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Collection Description

Collection Title
London: Arts council and British council (1947-1974)
A collection of one folder of programmes, chiefly from the Arts Council with some British Council items. The programmes date from 1947 through to 1974.

The majority of Arts Council programmes are from concerts that took place at the Arts Council premises, 4 St. James' Square, usually in the Drawing Room/Great Drawing Room. A few items are fromr concerts or recordings organised by the arts council but do not explicitly state that the concert took place at the arts council premises. These are at the end of the arts council sequence. The programmes are sometimes for concerts organised or promoted by the Arts Council itself, but more often they are for concerts associated with external societies whose activities are supported by the arts council. In particular these include the Verdi Society, Park Lane Group/Opera Group and the Mcnaughten new music group. Programmes are from a variety of concert types, but include significant opera performances, for example the first London performance (concert) of Giovanna d’Arco. The majority of programmes are from the 1950s and 1960s.

Arts council programmes then British council programmes. Within each sequence, the programmes are arranged chronologically.
Date range of collection
1947 - 1974
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Not Specific
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Location Details

Royal College Of Music, Library
London SW7 2BS
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020 7591 4723
Visiting Information
Mon-Fri by appointment
Building Information
The CPH collections now form part of the RCM Library. The majority of the concert programme collections are stored off-site so you need to request items before arriving. Requests for programmes are processed on Thursday for delivery to the library the following week. The Library itself is open Monday to Friday during term times and Tuesday to Friday during vacations. We can advise you about our hours when you contact us.
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Associated Collection(s)
Cardif University (Prifysgol Caerdydd)Royal College of Music LondonMuseums, Libraries and Archives Council