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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Fighting fit: Climbing wall
Summer Mission

24 August 2019 - 25 August 2019

£3.00

Fighting fit: Climbing wall

How high can you climb? This August Bank Holiday weekend, take on the challenge of our outdoor climbing wall. Suitable for ages 5 and over.

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Grow your own food
Summer Mission

26 August 2019 - 31 August 2019

FREE

Grow your own food

Sow some cress and watch your seedlings grow at home. Suitable for ages 5 and over.

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The art of printing
Workshop

7 September 2019, 10.00am

£35.00

The art of printing

Create a hand-printed poster to take away at this workshop with graphic designer Katie Kennedy.

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Curator tour: The art of persuasion
Tour

18 September 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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