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Architecture Club presents…Abandoned Churches of Rural Russia with Clem Cecil

Posted on October 21, 2016

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Director of Pushkin House, Clem Cecil has been recording the abandoned churches of rural Russia since 2004. Find out more about this unique and threatened architectural heritage.

Architecture Club presents… The Road to Hope Street: 20 years of theatre design with Steve Tompkins

Posted on August 3, 2016

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Steve leads the Performance Design Studio at architects Haworth Tompkins. He will be talking about the studio’s approach to these specialised public buildings and presenting a selection of key projects, including the Royal Court, the Young Vic, Snape Maltings, the Bath Egg and the National Theatre, leading to the RIBA Stirling Prize winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool’s Hope Street.

Architecture Club presents…Lutyens & The Great War with Tim Skelton

Posted on July 28, 2016

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Join Architectural Historian Tim Skelton to discover the story behind the extraordinary legacy of war memorials created by the great Architect Edwin Lutyens.

The Battle of the Somme with Professor Sir Hew Strachan

Posted on May 23, 2016

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The British folk memory of the Battle of the Somme is dominated by one moment: 7.30am on 01 July 1916. It was a bright summer’s day, the sun well up, and falling from the east on the backs of the German defenders and into the faces of the British. Officers sounded their whistles, and their men scrambled up ladders to get out of the trenches and into No Man’s Land…

Lucinda Rogers in Conversation

Posted on March 22, 2016

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Lucinda Rogers works from life in the tradition of the artist as reporter. She immerses herself in an environment and records straight from eye to paper, which gives her drawings a particular spontaneity. Her work records the intimate details and broad views of the changing city she lives in, London, and others she is drawn to including New York and Marrakech.

Kurdistan: A Dream Suspended

Posted on March 22, 2016

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Richard Wilding, creative director of GULAN, a charity which promotes Kurdish culture, is a London-based producer and photographer who has worked extensively in the Middle East. His dazzling photographs bring to life the landscape, history and culture of the Kurdish people, as well as the problems they face in the wake of the Syrian conflict.

In Search of Shakespeare with Michael Wood

Posted on March 22, 2016

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Illustrated talk by Dr Michael Wood, one of the UK’s best loved historians and broadcasters, and author of numerous popular history books including ‘In the footsteps of Alexander the Great’, ‘In Search of Shakespeare’ and ‘The Story of England’.

The Frome Hoard with Sam Moorhead of the British Museum

Posted on March 8, 2016

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In 2010 a metal detectorist, Dave Crisp, prospecting near Frome found what became known as the Frome Hoard – 52,503 Roman coins. The overwhelming significance of the Frome Hoard is the new light that it casts on the life of the emperor Carausius – Britain’s ‘forgotten emperor’.

Architecture Club presents…Street – Who owns the city? with Peter Barber

Posted on February 22, 2016

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Architect Peter Barber explores how space conditions and in turn is conditioned by society and culture and how Architecture can create the potential for social action & activity.

Switch to a Renewable Future – Seminar

Posted on February 3, 2016

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Join local, Regional and European experts to discuss how towns like Frome can support low carbon retrofit and renewable energy through finance, policy and planning.

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