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Since last year Flatpack Festival have been investigating Birmingham in 1968, from activism and redevelopment to light-shows and heavy rock.

Ian Francis, Director of Flatpack Festival, launches This Way to the Revolution, a publication which has emerged from this research, a slice of social history designed by Justin Hallström which includes photographs by Janet Mendelsohn and Nick Hedges as well as the story behind Birmingham Arts Lab, Mothers club, Black Sabbath and the Black and White Unite and Fight rally in Victoria Square.

The book’s author Ian Francis and a number of those who contributed memories and images will talk about this unique period. The evening is also an opportunity to see Ikon’s new exhibition of paintings by John Walker, who like Steve Ajao is an alumnus of Moseley School of Art. Steve and his band The Blues Giants will be playing in Yorks Cafe after the launch.

Birmingham 68 is a Flatpack project supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.