Arts Society West Wales: Brave New World: How Arts & Culture Shaped Post War Britain

Tue, 08 Nov 2022 - Presented by: West Wales Decorative and Fine Arts Society

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Tue, 8 Nov 2022     11 am   -   (£ 0.00)
Arts Society West Wales: Brave New World: How Arts & Culture Shaped Post War Britain

In the aftermath of World War II art, architecture, fashion, film, music and theatre changed radically. Through the Abercrombie plan to remake London and create new towns, architects remade cities in modernist, brutalist ways. Angry young men and new forms of musical theatre emerged. In Soho, rock’n’roll was born and artists flocked to the Colony Rooms. After the gentle Ealing comedies came social realism. The Festival of Britain highlighted the artistic communities and showcased a brighter future for every citizen. In fine art, Hepworth and Heron, Bacon and others were forging bold new directions. From buttoned up deference to ‘fings aint wot they used to be’ this lecture will take you from the the end of WWII to the dawn of the Swinging Sixties. Unburdened by the expectations of the past, a new Elizabethan age was one of unlimited possibilities.locality of the lecture.