14:30, Friday 5th June 2020
Step into summer with architectural historian and seaside specialist Dr Kathryn Ferry on this virtual trip to the coast, to share her love of some of the smallest structures that give the seaside its distinctive sense of place. Join Kathryn’s excursion to find out more about promenade buildings including beach huts, shelters and seafood stalls.
An architectural historian with a particular interest in nineteenth century design and seaside culture, Kathryn has published articles, guides and a number of books on these themes including The British Seaside Holiday; a history of Butlin holiday camps; and the Shire Book of Beach Huts and Bathing Machines. Her most recent book, Seaside 100 published by Unicorn in March 2020, charts the history of the British seaside through 100 carefully chosen objects: from sandcastles and donkeys to piers and promenades, it celebrates all that makes our seaside special.
IT requirements: Please note that this is an online session and will be held via a webinar platform called CrowdCast. You will be sent instructions on how to join the session when you book. To participate, all you need is an internet connection, and a laptop, computer or phone with the ability to play video and audio. On android mobiles/tablets, sessions can be accessed via either Chrome for Android or Firefox for Android. Apple mobile/tablet users will need to download the CrowdCast app.
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