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How art 'brightened up tea for two'

16 July 2013 Last updated at 10:03 BST

Lithograph prints from tea shops have been gathered together for the first time for an exhibition at the Towner art gallery in Eastbourne.

Lyons tea shops turned to 30 artists and commissioned distinctive work to brighten up its hundreds of shops between 1947 and 1955.

The Today programme's Nicola Stanbridge reports from the exhibition.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Tuesday 16 July 2013.