Ikon – Those were the decades… starts this weekend

Residents of June Street, Salford, 1973.This year marks Ikon’s 50th and to celebrate the milestone they are presenting a series of events focusing on the five decades of the gallery’s history and the social, political and cultural context. This weekend sees the focus of the 60’s and the rise of counterculture.

Saturday 29 March, 11am-8pm – The Library of Birmingham

The first event in this series celebrates the 1960s. A full day of talks, screenings and discussions includes…

-Illustrated talk by Dr Kieran Connell, University of Birmingham exploring the influence of the student protests and popular culture of the late 1960s
-Panel discussion on Ikon in the 1960s with artists John Salt and Jesse Bruton
-Exploring the Library archives with Dr Chris Upton
-Film screening of Motorcity Music Years: Second City Sinners (1992), plus Q & A with filmmakers Jonnie Turpie and Roger Shannon
-Flatpack Film Festival screening of Medium Cool (1969), Cert. 15

Day Passes: £15 / £12 concs
Evening Film Screening only (Medium Cool): £7.50 / £5.50
Season Ticket (all five days): £60 / £48 (limited availability)

Those Were The Decades continues throughout summer and autumn:

Saturday 14 June – 1970s: Politics and Protest 

Saturday 12 July – 1980s: Anything Goes

Saturday 11 October – 1990s: The March of Globalisation

Saturday 29 November – 2000s: The Age of Turbulance

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