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The Festival of Britain: Black Country Traces with Tom Hicks
July 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Artsfest Online and the Black Country Studies Centre are pleased to present a series of events commemorating the 70 years anniversary of the Festival and its impact in the Black Country.
Artist Tom Hicks presents an exploration of the lasting influence of the Festival in the Black Country, focusing on design, architecture and typography in the region.
Tom Hicks is the artist behind the ongoing documentary photography project Black Country Type. His images centre on the landscape and people of the Black Country, a post-industrial region of the West Midlands. His work has been exhibited widely, most recently in a solo exhibition at Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2020).
Instagram: @blackcountrytype / blackcountrytype.com
Get a Taste of the Festival at BCLM
From 17th May, the Black Country Living Museum’s Folkes Park is hosting the Festival of the Black Country – a mini celebration of the 1951 Festival of Britain. Alongside a display of Black Country-made 1950s kitchen and homewares, there will be a cookery demonstration based on the Festival Fare cookery competition and the regional winner, Mrs Betty Morris. You can book your visit to BCLM online now.
Image credit: Black Country Type