A COLLECTION of woodcuts and etched prints inspired by the world of stage and screen in the 1920s and 1930s are on display at Bewdley library this month.

That's Entertainment is a celebration by artist, Frank Martin, of what he describes as the "weird and wonderful ... the utter strangeness and the vanished world of ... primitive movies".

It includes woodcuts made on old, grainy pieces of pinewood which interpret the contrasting images of silent film and etchings said to capture the "razzmatazz of the new movie genre".

The exhibition has been divided between Bewdley and Pershore Library and is running until Saturday.

Mr Martin, who lives in London, is a former head of graphic design at the Camberwell School of Art and Design in London, where he taught for 27 years, specialising in etching engraving and graphic design.

His prints on display in That's Entertainment were mainly designed and engraved or etched during the 1960s after a period of research at Central Library in Los Angeles.

After studying at Central State Martin's art school, Mr Martin also worked as a technical assistant to the famous wood engraver Gertrude Hermes.

He concentrated on illustrating in the 1950s and printmaking in the 1960s.

Details of That's Entertainment and other events across the county are available in the new Library Galleries What's On guide.

They can be obtained from district libraries, by calling 01905 763337 or e-mailing artsenquiries@worcestershire.gov.uk