Fabulous 50's Fete Celebrates all things Potter
This one day event will be a celebration of Potter’s life and works set against a background of 1950’s Forest nostalgia and music. Visitors to the Centre will be able to enjoy a range of activities ranging from Potter related talks and presentations by internationally renowned directors and academics; music from the Marjorie Belles musical trio and local Forest brass group, the Berry Hill Band; jazz jive swing demonstrations and sample classes; a dedicated 1950’s Forest exhibition and exclusive art exhibition by Potter’s daughter Jane Chowns. Also onsite will be classic cars; a restored Harrington 1950’s bus (with associated talk) and a vintage ice cream van to keep visitors cool during their visit.
The literary activities have been organised in partnership with the University of Gloucestershire, and guest speakers on the day will include academic, Professor John Cook; Television producer and film director, Kenith Trodd; Senior lecturer in television studies at Aberystwyth University, Dr Glen Creeber; lecturer and specialist on British television drama, Dr David Rollinson as well as local scholars and staff from the University of Gloucester.
The Rural Media Company will also be premiering their community film ‘Buried Heart’ and attendees will be invited to join in on ‘Round table discussions on the use of the Potter archive which is now housed at the DHC.

All talks and activities are included in the standard admission fee to the Centre but visitors are recommended to book talks in advance to avoid disappointment.

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