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If you came along to last year’s festival you may remember an exhibition of Richard Rogers’ photographs, an in-depth study which followed young couple Frank and Val Cook from Ladywood back-to-backs to the MAC and on to London. We’ve since discovered that Frank and Val are now living in France, and we’re happy to welcome them back to Birmingham to talk about this pivotal (and extremely well-documented!) moment in their lives.

Another treasure which came to light during our 1968 investigations is a reel of ATV footage from a Victoria Square protest held in the wake of Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech. The march organiser was Avtar Singh Jouhl of the Indian Worker’s Association, and he will also be joining us to introduce the film.

Birmingham 68 is a Flatpack research project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, culminating in a book which we will launch in summer 2019.

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