The Lyons Teashops Lithographs: Art in a Time of Austerity

Towner, Eastbourne | 13 Jul – 22 Sep 13

We have a special post today about a lovely exhibition at the Towner Eastbourne, the contemporary art museum for South East England.

Towner’s summer exhibition presents the complete set of Lyons Teashops Lithographs – commissioned by catering giant J. Lyons & Co. in the post-war years, to combat a wartime decline in the interiors of their famous teashops. The exhibition features some of the most popular British artists of the day, including John Piper, Edward Bawden, David Gentleman, John Minton, William Scott, Duncan Grant, John Nash and L.S. Lowry. Step back in time to experience a Great British institution at a time when great art overcame austerity! Click here for more information.

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Image: Barnett Freedman, People, 1947
They will also be holding a special event this Saturday evening…

Corner House Club Night

Saturday 20 July 8.30pm – midnight

A Towner and Melting Vinyl vintage club night inspired by the Lyons tearooms of the 1940s and ‘50s – with entry to the Lyons exhibition. In association with Brighton’s Catalyst Club, and featuring The Wind Ups spinning tunes on vintage gramophone turntables. Get crafty with needlework, enjoy spoof theatre Briefs Encountered, step into the dress-up Corner House photobooth and swing and jive the night away to the finest sounds of the ‘40s and ‘50s! Dress in your wartime finest.

 

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