Britain on Film: MY TOWN

On Tuesday the 19th January, Taliesin Arts Theatre & the BFI have collaborated for an evening of film called Britain on Film: MY TOWN 
I’m really looking forward to both films shown on the evening. It’s great that this kind of event is happening. It ticks all my boxes.

http://filmhubwales.org/made-my-town-made-swansea

To coincide with this I’ve been asked by Taliesin Arts Centre to curate a small exhibition of photographs from Swansea Museum’s archive to be displayed in main foyer / cafe area of the theatre. I was over the moon to take this opportunity as the evening of film is based on the rebuilding of Swansea after the war, my favourite period in design and architecture.
I am fortunate enough to be able to hand pick images of the town’s post war period from Swansea Museum’s photographic archive for the exhibition. They are fantastic photographs, depicting Swansea’s brand new town centre after a treacherous and austere decade. Mid century modern heaven comes to south Wales.
These images have never been on display before which is exciting enough. Just having access to this archive is gold for me, to choose images for display is a big privilege as Swansea Museum is one of my favourite places in the world.

Here is a crop of one of the many images that will be on display at Taliesin Arts Centre from 13th- 30th January 2015.

I love the lady in the head scarf on the top deck of the bus. I wonder where her stop is?

 

Thank you to Sybil Crouch at Taliesin and Swansea Museum for all their help so far.

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