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1960 Adelaide Festival

The inaugural 1960 Adelaide Festival was held from Saturday, March 12 to Saturday, March 26, led by Artistic Director Professor John Bishop.

The festival’s patron was Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Planning started late, leaving just ten months to pull the event together.

Festival highlights included the first Adelaide Writers’ Week, Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral, Dave Brubeck's jazz quartet, the Sydney and Victorian symphony orchestras, Sir Donald Wolfit, Edwin Hodgeman, Ruth Cracknell, singer Kamahl in a minor role and Max Harris.

Download 1960 Program Guide