The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games

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6 April - 24 November 2019

The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games

This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as ‘Official War Poster Artist’ during the Second World War.

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Abram Games in his studio, c1941

Abram Games and the power of the poster

Abram Games was 'Official War Poster Artist' during the Second World War. Always direct, and occasionally controversial, his posters have left a legacy that continues to influence the art of persuasion used by visual designers today.

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Abram Games poster, 'Your Britain. Fight for It Now', 1942

Abram Games, ABCA and the fight for post-war change

During the Second World War, Abram Games produced a series of posters for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs. These aimed to remind soldiers what they were fighting for, while also offering a glimpse of the post-war society they could aspire to.

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The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games
Exhibition

6 April 2019 - 24 November 2019

£6.00

The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games

This major exhibition explores the life and legacy of the iconic designer Abram Games, focusing on his time as ‘Official War Poster Artist’ during the Second World War.

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The wartime work of Abram Games
Talk

19 July 2019, 11.30am

FREE

The wartime work of Abram Games

Join Naomi Games as she explores her father's wartime work which features in our special exhibition, 'The art of persuasion'.

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Be an inventor
Summer Mission

24 July 2019 - 27 July 2019

FREE

Be an inventor

Kick off the summer mission and create your very own model invention inspired by the work of designer and inventor Abram Games. Suitable for ages 5 and over.

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Protect yourself against mosquitoes
Summer Mission

29 July 2019 - 3 August 2019

FREE

Spray the bugs away

Keeping clean can save lives! Protect yourself against mosquitoes and make your own plant-based insect repellent. Suitable for ages 5 and over.

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Target practice: Parachutes
Summer Mission

5 August 2019 - 6 August 2019

FREE

Target practice: Parachutes

Make a parachute, take aim and drop it. Can you hit the target? Suitable for ages 5 and over.

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The power of a poster: Abram Games and ABCA
Workshop

7 August 2019, 6.00pm

£12.00

The power of a poster: Abram Games and ABCA

Join Dr Paul Rennie and Emma Mawdsley as they explore the work Abram Games created for the Army Bureau of Current Affairs.

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Target practice: Robots
Summer Mission

7 August 2019 - 9 August 2019

FREE

Target practice: Robots

Get ready to take aim and fire. Programme our dash robots to hit the target. Suitable for ages 5 and over.

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Target practice: Nerf guns
Summer Mission

10 August 2019

£5.00

Target practice: Nerf guns

Prime your blaster and practise your aim. Can you hit the target using a nerf gun? Suitable for ages 8 and over.

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Tiny troopers: Posters
Workshop

12 August 2019

£5.00

Tiny troopers: Posters

Bring your little ones to our monthly toddlers session, perfect for under-5s.

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Please knit now
Summer Mission

12 August 2019 - 17 August 2019

FREE

Please knit now

Get your fingers at the ready and learn how to knit without needles! Suitable for ages 5 and over.

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Curator tour: The art of persuasion
Tour

13 August 2019, 11.00am

£10.50

Curator tour: The art of persuasion

Join a curator on an hour-long guided tour of our special exhibition, 'The art of persuasion: Wartime posters by Abram Games'.

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Fighting fit: Family bootcamp
Summer Mission

19 August 2019 - 23 August 2019

£5.00

Fighting fit: Family bootcamp

Get put through your paces with these military fitness-inspired activities for the whole family. Suitable for ages 8 and over.

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