Festival of Britain, 1951


This page is about the Festival of Britain (FoB) and related people, places, and things. As you can see from some of the links, the FoB is not just a subject of academic interest but it is also of interest to collectors, et al. If you are looking for images from the Festival, I have a selection here.

Electronic Resources

~ FoB on Wikipedia – A good place to start.

~ Module designed for MA in Sculpture Studies, Public Art, Art History or Material Culture by VADs (the Visual Arts Data Service)

~ Personal website on Science Exhibition – This is full of extracts from the Exhibition Handbook.

~ Personal website on the FoB – This personal website is full of information collected and published by Martin Packer.

~ FoB Society – A society of enthusiasts.

~ 20C Society casework on Royal Festival Hall

~ Abram Games Official Website – Designer of the FoB logo.

~ 1945 Labour Manifesto – “Let Us Face the Future”

Printed Resources

M. Banham and B. Hillier, (eds.), A Tonic to the Nation, The Festival of Britain 1951, Thames and Hudson, London, 1976