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exhibition: from the bomb to the beatles

Meander down memory lane - be it yours or your granny's - as The Imperial War Museum launches a major exhibition focusing on post-war Britain. "From the Bomb to the Beatles", designed by Sir Terence Conran, chronicles changes in Britain between 1945 and 1965; from post-war austerity to "you've never had it so good". Memorabilia includes stage costumes worn by John Lennon and Marilyn Monroe, a pink sapphire ring which belonged to Elvis, and art and sculpture by artists Henry Moore and Peter Blake. Also highlighted are classic domestic items such as tin baths, washing powder and Minis. A complementary programme of demonstrations and talks addresses the development of the consumer lifestyle, from fashion to food and film.

Imperial War Museum, London SE1 (0171-416 5320) from 25 Mar. Tickets pounds 5.20