Festival of Britain poster
Arranged to commemorate the centenary of the Great Exhibition, the Festival of Britain was celebrated across the country, but its main focus was the South Bank of the Thames. The Royal Festival Hall was built and opened in time for the exhibition, providing London with a new concert hall. Events, displays and temporary structures were arranged as ‘a tonic for the nation’, focusing on things like town planning, scientific progress, and all sorts of traditional and modern arts and crafts, giving Britons a feeling of recovery and progress.