The Lion Roars: The world in Wembley
Our new exhibition The Lion Roars: The world in Wembley opened on 24th April on the 90th anniversary of the Empire Exhibition’s opening and runs until 31st July. The exhibition can be seen in the Brent Civic Centre and is free of charge.
The Lion Roars explores the legacy of the British Empire Exhibition which brought 27 million visitors to Wembley and put the area on the world stage. Held from 1924-25 the British Empire Exhibition was the biggest public event of its kind in the world.
The exhibition takes a look at what was on offer to millions of visitors and at the legacy of the exhibition today. Our Learning Officer carried out a number of projects with local schools and a Scouts group to create material for the displays including short films which can be viewed by following this link vimeo.com/user15348078. We are very lucky to have a lot of material in the museum and the archive about the British Empire Exhibition. We could not include all of this material in The Lion Roars but you can go on our online database to see what material we do hold brent.adlibsoft.com/default.aspx. We have also placed a small collection of our images on history pin www.historypin.com/channels/view/54457/#!collections/all/.
We had a brilliant launch event to say thank you to the people who helped us with the exhibition and introduce the exhibition to the wider public. Thank you to everyone who came along. We hope you enjoyed the event and the exhibition.
There is a varied program of events to accompany the exhibition including talks, walks, dance events and half term activities for children. Follow this link to see the whole program www.brent.gov.uk/bee.