Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall organ central section reinstalled
£750,000 in public donations raised towards complete refurbishment of the instrument
The renovated central section of London's Royal Festival Hall organ has been reinstalled to the auditorium thanks to Southbank Centre's 'Pull Out All The Stops' campaign, which has thus far raised £750,000 towards the complete refurbishment and reinstallation of the instrument.
The campaign to sponsor the organ’s pipes, ranging from one foot to 32 feet long and from £30 to £10,000, was launched two years ago to help Southbank Centre restore the organ to its former glory.
The total cost of the project is £2.3 million: £950,000 has been awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, while more than 2,500 people have sponsored pipes and given donations, meaning a total of £1.7m of funding has been secured with £600,000 left to raise.
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