All Buildings Great and Small; Architecture Week Is One of London's Premier Events. Fay Sweet Picks out Some of the Highlights
Byline: FAY SWEET
ARCHITECTURE Week is now a key summer fixture for Londoners who love exploring and enjoying some of the capital's best buildings and open spaces.
This time celebrating its 10th anniversary, the week begins on Friday with its most adventurous programme yet. Highlights include an open-top-bus tour of central London's greatest Modernist buildings, a riverboat expedition to find the capital's most spectacular waterside architecture, a visit to witness work in progress at Will Alsop's stunning new art gallery in Peckham, and a masterclass on drawing classical architecture from maestro Quinlan Terry.
The "week" - a joint initiative of Arts Council England and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) - actually fills 10 full days to 25 June with walks, talks, exhibitions and festival events. Booking is often essential. For more details, or to make most bookings, visit www.architectureweek.org.uk.
Walking with experts Among the other great walks, join National Trust guides for trips that take in the Arts and Crafts buildings of Hampstead Garden Suburb, The Gherkin and its City neighbours, and in Hampstead, a walk entitled Why Were They Listed?
In the centre of town, learn about one of London's most iconic buildings during a tour of the Royal Albert Hall (21 June), take the London pub architecture trail (18 and 25 June) with the author of Camra's London Pub Walks, or head further west for cutting-edge …
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Publication information: Article title: All Buildings Great and Small; Architecture Week Is One of London's Premier Events. Fay Sweet Picks out Some of the Highlights. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: June 14, 2006. Page number: 8. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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