Maybe you missed it the first time around or perhaps you enjoyed it so much that you want to relive the experience…

The BCSC and University of Wolverhampton’s Arts Fest Online are please to present our full Festival of Britain @ 70 series to watch online.

Throughout summer 2021, we invited a host of expert speakers to discuss everything from Wolverhampton’s Festival-inspired market hall to Walsall’s elaborate 1951 Festival pageant. Now you can dive into our collection of lecture recordings to relive the bright and optimistic days of the summer of 1951!

Part 1: Revisiting a Tonic for the Nation with Dr Jane Webb

Part 2: The Festival of Britain’s Black Country Traces with Tom Hicks

Part 3: The Festival of Britain in the Black Country – A Story in Ten Objects with Dr Jenny Gilbert and Simon Briercliffe

Part 4: Opened by Herb – Wolverhampton’s Festival Market Hall with Dr Jane Webb

Part 5: The Festival of Britain and Walsall with Sian MacFarlane