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Many Happy Returns - 70 Years of NHS Memories

Many Happy Returns - 70 Years of NHS Memories
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13 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019

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Room 700, Leeds Central Library

Central Library, Municipal Buildings, Calverley Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AB

Come and join Space2 at their Many Happy Returns exhibition at Leeds Central Library to mark the 70th anniversary of the National Health Service.

Over the past year, we have been capturing memories about the NHS bringing to life times before the birth of the NHS followed by 70 years of its development, through the voices of people from Leeds.

This is a unique opportunity to enjoy and celebrate 70 years of memories of NHS and the impact it has made on our local community through visual arts and written word. The small part of the exhibition has been touring different venues in Leeds, such as  Thackray Medical Museum, Chapeltown Library and The Old Fire Station in Gipton, where Space2 is based. The final exhibition at Leeds Central Library include a book documenting 12 of the stories collected, with photographs of the contributors; and three banners, crafted in traditional Trade Union style, doctor’s screens which are printed with photographs and quotes; a unique appliquéd chair and embroidered textile bunting. The visitors will also be able to enjoy medical memorabilia courtesy of the Thackray Medical Museum and Leeds Central Library will also display a shelf of selected NHS-related books.

Image Info: Jelena Zindovic

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