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Festival of Britain

Event   From /5/1951 To /9/1951

'A tonic for the Nation', The Festival was intended to cheer us all up after WW2, and incidentally to celebrate the centenary of the 1851 Great Exhibition.

All the Festival buildings on the south bank except the Royal Festival Hall have since been demolished and replaced by other buildings forming the much-loved (British irony) arts complex known as The South Bank. The Festival of Britain was a nationwide event and there were two other sites in London: the Pleasure Gardens in Battersea and the Live Architecture Exhibition in Poplar, originally 'Neighbourhood 9' but then renamed the 'Lansbury Estate', after George Lansbury. Diamond Geezer's post is excellent.

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Festival of Britain

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45276

Festival of Britain - Arts

The relief shows the Royal Festival Hall, surrounded by a violin, saxophone, ...

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44706

Festival of Britain - London Pride

London Pride. Frank Dobson CBE, RA. 1886 - 1963. Commissioned for The Festi...

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50050

Festival of Britain - N7

We can find little information about this "award for Merit" but other similar...

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45274

Festival of Britain - Science

The relief shows a pair of compasses, globe, hour-glass, rolled document, anc...

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56611

Festival of Britain - SW11

Festival of Britain 1951, 3rd May - 3rd November, site of the Festival Pleasu...

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