Introducing the Old House Show

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The Society for the Protection for Ancient Buildings (SPAB) is launching its first ever grand exhibition, taking place at the Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich over two days this September.  

The Old House Show, in partnership with Period Living, takes place from Friday 7th to Saturday 8th September 2018, and will epitomise everything the SPAB stands for. Focusing on the SPAB Approach, and its unique emphasis on independent advice, crafts and education, The Old House Show will be a must attend event for those interested in the art and craft of building care – and it’s absolutely free! Register for tickets online.

A full programme of demonstrations of traditional crafts, talks by SPAB experts and other invited guests, an array of exhibitors and hands-on activities will fill the two-day event. With professionals on hand to provide free, clear, unbiased advice about what is best for your building, there will also be representatives from the very best in building conservation.

SPAB Director, Matthew Slocombe said: “In recent years there has been a new emphasis on the handmade, on good design and on the authentic in manufacture and production. We have a steadfast, and intrinsically authentic approach to the promotion of traditional crafts and consequently, we are expecting large numbers of visitors to descend on the Old Royal Naval College to participate, learn and be inspired by everything our first large-scale show has to offer.”

He added: “The SPAB’s expert technical knowledge and our willingness to share and disseminate it will be front and centre of the show’s programme, with talks and presentations, an advice clinic, careers desk, traditional craft demonstrations and hands-on activities. The show will help to underscore the Society as the organisation to go to for advice on the protection of historic buildings and is aimed at home owners and those working with old buildings. We’re delighted to be able to host the inaugural The Old House Show 2018 at such a beautiful and prestigious location, the Old Royal Naval College, which is sure to draw in the crowds from far and wide.”

Visitors will love the hands-on demonstrations from a wide range of craftspeople and the rare opportunity to find the best in old building care all under one roof.  With the show free to attend, people will be able to come for one or both days to enjoy everything that The Old House Show has to offer, as well as discover more of Greenwich and the Old Royal Naval College itself.  

Stay up to date with the latest news by going to The Old House Show webpage where people can register to attend. Follow the SPAB on Twitter and on The Old House Show Facebook event page.


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