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1951: the Festival of Britain

25 August 2021

Post-war Britain was beset by problems. For the majority of people, life was hard and difficult. The 1951 Festival of Britain was an antidote, looking to the future. It was immensely enjoyed and appreciated by the millions who attended.

An artist of note: Turner and the new £20

5 June 2020

The new £20 note and its subject, JMW Turner, are celebrated in a lecture about Turner as an artist and his understanding of Britain and industry. A minature piece of art and tehnology displayed by our sovereign currency!

Composing British unity

Organisations with “British” in their name ought to be concerned that they could lose this identity and be diminished if the Yes opinion wins September’s referendum on independence for Scotland, says composer Eddie McGuire.

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