11 am on Monday 2 August
To celebrate Grinling Gibbons' Tercentenary, please join the London SPAB Group IN REAL LIFE for a walk round the City of London looking at sites associated with the sculptor and his times.
As well as the magnificent churches, a surprising number of secular buildings survive. We will foĺlow the Footways network: https://footways.london/ along interesting and historic back streets, and visit the church of St Mary Abchurch with its superb Gibbons' reredos and where the Mastercarvers have organised an exhibition of contemporary carvings, Art and Ornament.
Their Honorary Secretary, Hugh Weddetburn, will provide a preview of the Exhibition. David Harrison will lead the walk.
Please pre-register so we can email you the link to the event
Numbers for this event are strictly limited in order for everyone to stay safe and also so that everyone can participate and hear. Please be aware that some venues may ask you to wear a mask.
We will be continuing our Virtual Walks to Nowhere as well as having some in person events when appropriate.
Registrations for this event are via Eventbrite. Clicking the 'BOOK NOW' button will take you away from the SPAB website to complete your registration.
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.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.