Saturday, 22 January 2011
The New Festival of Britain
Exciting news, people. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain the Southbank Centre is throwing a big party in July (29th- 31st). That's Not My Age is thrilled to hear that amongst the celebrations - including afternoon tea with Heston Blumenthal - the Vintage Festival is coming to town. This is the shindig organised by Wayne Hemingway, we missed last year's bash at Goodwood but as the Royal Festival Hall is the Blog Widower's favourite London building and it's just down the road from That's Not My Age Mansions, this summer we'll be paying Vintage a visit.
Here are some photos of vintage-lovers at Goodwood:
And here's some wallpaper designed by Robert Sevant for the Festival of Britain Group:
I do love a fifties print, this furnishing fabric is Lucienne Day for Heals (1951):
This Ernest Race Antelope chair was featured at the Festival of Britain, if only we had room for more furniture...
As Wayne Hemingway says, 'At a time when we need some good news, this is a good news event.'
Royal Festival Hall print by Paul Catherall
Fifties prints: V&A
Antelope chair: Race Furniture