54 TOURS, 35 EXHIBITIONS, 19 TALKS, 5 PARTIES, 16 INSTALLATIONS, 8 FILM SCREENINGS, 5 BIG BREAKFASTS, 5 COMPETITIONS, 40 RAILINGS EXHIBITIONS AND 60 HERDWICK SHEEP
So, your significant other is going to spend the entire early summer watching football? Wondering what to do with yourself? Well, why not get all enthusiastic about architecture?
Throughout June, you can expect a fair few posts on London’s buildings. This month sees the tenth Architecture Week (actually 10 days), a ‘national celebration of architecture’. And London plays host to a pant-wetting number of talks and exhibitions. It’s like Open House weekend, come early!
Obviously, we’ll bring you more details as events approach, but here’s a brief summary of the highlights:
9 June-14 July: Airspace. A new exhibition on Euston Road that asks ‘what skyline does London want?’. Yup, it’s all about those tall buildings we’re very fond of talking about. Come and see ‘super-sized visualisations’ that’ll make Google Earth look like etch-a-sketch.
17, 18, 24, 25 June: Brunel Tunnel tours. It’s back. Guided journeys through Brunel’s Rotherhithe to Wapping tunnel.
17 June: Sheep Drive. A flock of 60 Herdwick sheep will be driven from Borough to Smithfield Market. Why, we don’t know.
20 June: Architecture and psychoanalysis. A debate at the Freud Museum about how the ‘spaces we inhabit make us feel’.
21 June: Kew Gardens tour. A guided walk around the new Alpine House.
23 June: Big Debate: What skyline does London want? The main event sees Rem Koolhaas and others discuss the pros and cons of a high-rise future.
And that barely scratches the surface, never mind scraping the sky. Stay tuned for more details.