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Festival of Britain - Poster
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Festival of Britain - Poster

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Festival of Britain - Poster
Historic Documents
Festival of Britain - Poster
A large decorative poster for Festival of Britain celebrations that took place in Aberdeen in 1951.

The poster has a theatre influenced design and lists the planned events between 29th July and 11th August.

The celebrations were organised by the Aberdeen Festival Society and the Corporation of Aberdeen in association with the Arts Council Scottish Committee.

Events included a church service, exhibitions of art and of crafts, theatre performances, concerts, and sporting competitions. Among the groups involved were the Arion Choir Ensemble, the Children's Theatre and the Band of Royal Corps Signals.

Events took place at venues around Aberdeen including Cowdray Hall, the Music Hall, King's College Library, Gaumont Gallery, the News Cinema and many more.

The bottom right of the poster indicates that it was designed by noted British illustrator and graphic artist Eric George Fraser (1902-1983) and was printed for H.M. Stationary Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., London.

The poster is approximately 77 x 51 cm.
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