FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN 60 Years On
The Southbank centre is hosting a series of events to celebrate 60th anniversary of 1951 Festival of Britain, the confidence boosting post war event. The original festival was a high budget event with over a quarter of the population attending. It left us the the legacy of the Festival Hall and memories of the Dome of Discovery, Skylon and the first 3D Cinema on the site. Running from the 22nd April to 4th September 2011 there will be events such as Tracey Emin at the Hayward Gallery, performances from Billy Bragg, the pianist Lang Lang and the Vintage Festival from designer Wayne Hemingway.
This is a wonderful video which evokes the feeling of the time.