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Forthcoming Events at Portsmouth City Museum

15th March 2014 - 29th June 2014
Tricorn: Controversy in Concrete
Portsmouth City Museum

Ten years on, the Tricorn still inspires passionate reactions. This exhibition at Portsmouth City Museum explores its story and the people who used it. The exhibition seeks to present a rounded picture of this controversial building, the good points as well as its failings.  It includes not only architectural drawings, photographs and pieces of Tricorn concrete, but also oral history recordings of local people involved in the building as builders, planners and its users, together with works of art inspired by it.  Contemporary fashion, material on other local buildings and on Brutalist structures elsewhere in Britain help to give the Tricorn its context. A significant number of local people have been involved by lending artefacts for the exhibition or contributing their memories.

We will be holding a series of special events connected to the Tricorn exhibition. Please check back here or follow our Facebook page to be kept up to date as details are confirmed.


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