Posted by: tilesocorguk | January 16, 2010

Lewis’s fifth floor: a department story

26 February 2010 – 30 August 2010.
National Conservation Centre, Liverpool.

This brand new exhibition of photography taken in one of the UK’s oldest and most iconic department stores reveals a world that has been hidden since the fifth floor was closed to the public in the early 1980s. Local photographer Stephen King has beautifully captured the faded glamour of the hair salon, cafeteria and restaurant which were the epitome of style when they opened on Lewis’s fifth floor in the 1950s.

Although the floor now remains empty, it was once a bustling hive of activity. The exhibition includes a series of portraits of current and ex-employees in their original place of work, alongside reminiscences of life at Lewis’s during that era. Their presence injects life into the spectral setting of the now deserted floor

The Cafeteria features 1950s tile murals by Carter & Co and was visited by TACS in 2009.

Find out more about: ‘Lewis’s fifth floor: a department story’

Please note that TACS is not responsible in any way for this Exhibition.


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