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Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

beer1.jpgEat, Drink and Be Merry! A Celebration of Food and Drink!

From war-time recipes, such as ‘stale bread pudding’, to reports on ‘Red Biddy’, a toxic mixtures of wine and surgical alcohol, to original art used in advertisements for the Brewery Society campaigns and promotions, this exhibition provides an interesting look at the history of food and drink. On now until February 2016.

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Thu 17 Dec 2015, 15:25 | Tags: Exhibitions and events

The Black British Working Class: Grounds of Resistance

The Black British Working Class: Grounds of ResistanceThe Warwick Anti-Racism Society has been working with the Modern Records Centre to curate an archival and digital exhibition entitled, ‘The Black British Working Class: Grounds of Resistance’.

The exhibition features archives from the 1950s through to the 1990s that document the experience of racism and resistance for Black working class communities in England.

The series of archival documents and images that make up this exhibition serve to highlight the challenges particular to Black working-class communities in Britain, as well as the intersectionality between race, class, and also gender.

Mon 12 Oct 2015, 13:50 | Tags: Exhibitions and events

Teenage Kicks: Youth, mass culture and moral panics

Teenage KicksKnife-wielding Teddy Boys, Horror Comics and screen violence - all feature in the Modern Record Centre's new exhibition, which examines concerns over the effects of mass culture on the morals of the nation's youth.

The exhibition includes documents which shed light on public concerns over the effects of the portrayal of violence and criminality in film and television (from the 1920s to 1970s), the phenomenon of U.S. style 'Horror comics' and media coverage of 'Teddy Boy' gangs in out of control 'Blackboard Jungle' schools in the 1950s, and the counter-culture of the late 1960s and early 1970s.

Fri 14 Aug 2015, 14:02 | Tags: Exhibitions and events

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