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Olympic posters old and new on display

11 January 2012

Olympic posters for the summer and winter games from 1896 are on display in the first event Cheshire West and Chester Council is staging in the run up to the Olympic torch arriving in the Borough on 29 May.

The colourful poster display is being exhibited at the Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham until 22 February.

Councillor Stuart Parker, Executive Member for Culture and Recreation said: “These iconic posters are works of art in their own right.

“Each has its own unmistakable graphic style of its period and includes the name of the host city, really capturing the excitement and promise of each spectacular occasion.

“I would urge everyone in the Borough to come along to see the exhibition.

“There is also an Art of the Olympics lecture at the same venue given by Adrian Sumner, the Council’s Arts Development Officer, on Tuesday 7 February at 7pm.

“Places must be booked in advance and tickets are available from the main desk at Castle Park Arts Centre.”

Castle Park Arts Centre can be contacted on 01928 735832

The summer Olympic posters will be on display at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum between 7 April and 17 June and during August and September in many Council libraries.

Olymic poster

Photo: One of the Olympic posters displayed at Frodsham’s Castle Park Arts Centre