Looking forward

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Looking forward

The post-war period found those at Toynbee Hall pre-occupied with the question of what theRead More

The post-war period found those at Toynbee Hall pre-occupied with the question of what the function of the Settlement ought to be within the context of the ‘affluent society’ brought by the post-war boom and new Welfare State. The answer seemed settled upon by Professor Tawney, who proclaimed that what was now needed by those who had ‘won economic freedom’ was ‘beauty and joy’. To fulfil this task a renewed focus was given to Arts and Drama, including the opening of the purpose built Theatre.