Thursday 26 November, 18.30-20.00
Please join us on Thursday 26th November for our annual Members' Evening. Usually, this would be in person and include a summary of our year and a guest speaker. We are very pleased to be able to host it this year, virtually, with two speakers.
Henrietta Billings, Director of SAVE Britain's Heritage, will talk about one of the biggest cultural development projects ongoing in London: the Museum of London at Smithfield Market. SAVE were instrumental in opposing the earlier scheme, which would have gutted the market buildings, and have continued to be involved in the proposals for the site.
Alistair Barr, Chair of Barr Gazetas Architects and a director of the Academy of Urbanism, will trace the development of Regent Street. Regent Street is celebrated for its beautiful buildings and historic urban design. However, the design process was controversial and only 23 years after John Nash had finished Quadrant Colonnades they were demolished. The street has been modified continuously since as the boundary between elegant Mayfair and working Soho has been challenged. Health and wellbeing are the new aspirations and recent construction will reduce traffic and increase vegetation to create a wild west end.
This year the event is free of charge, although we welcome donations (suggested donation of £3). Members and guests are welcome.
About the London Group
The SPAB London group was formed in 2015 and it brings together over 1,000 SPAB members living or working in the metropolitan area. London’s diversity of built heritage gives members the opportunity to share knowledge of historic buildings, conservation projects and craft skills. The SPAB London group offers visits to see conservation works on historic buildings, lectures, concerts and its monthly Walks to Nowhere, guided walking tours discovering London’s many distinctive neighbourhoods and ending at an historic pub. Recent walks traversed Bloomsbury, Smithfield and Borough.
Bookings for this event are via eventbrite - clicking the Book Now button will take you away from the SPAB's website in order to register.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.