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Arts in wartime

These photographs of dockers and factory workers at lunch hour concerts are from 'The Arts in War Time: a report on the work of the CEMA 1942 & 1943'.

The Council for the Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) was founded by the Pilgrim Trust in 1940 to bring theatre, music and the arts to isolated rural areas and to war workers. One of the first initiatives developed by CEMA was the establishment of a series of concerts in factory canteens. The idea proved so successful that it was destined to develop into one of CEMA's main activities. The economist, John Maynard Keynes, was chairman of CEMA from 1942 until his death in 1946. In 1945, CEMA became the Arts Council of Great Britain.

Title Workplace concerts, 1942
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Production Date 1942
Format Magazine
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Holding Institution TUC Library Collections, London Metropolitan University
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