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Serenade for a Factory Chimney

Serenade for a Factory Chimney May 9th 2018 This May, and as part of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, factory chimneys will be celebrated to advocate the preservation and restoration of these landmarks. Factory chimneys are an endangered species; acting as a visible symbol of the places where people once worked and determined the social and economic development of a region. Of the…

The Enigma of Sir John James Burnet

Come learn about an influential yet lesser known Glasgow architect! Sir John James Burnet, (1857 –  1938) was a Scottish Edwardian architect who was noted for a number of prominent buildings in Glasgow, Scotland and London, England. He was the son of the architect John Burnet, and later went into partnership with his father, joining an architectural firm which would become an influential force in British Modern architecture in the 20th century.…

Pugin’s House – A Home for all Europe?

Finishing our season of lectures held at the Europe House in London; Dr Tim Brittain-Catlin will holding a talk on ‘Pugin’s House – A Home for all Europe?.’ This lecture will on the domestic architecture and planning of the architect, with Dr Brittain-Catlin’s focusing on Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin who is seen as the father of the house of the professional man or bourgeois, typically at his seminal design for…

The Importance of Story-telling

It happens every time we turn on the television and look at our phones, when we over-hear gossip or look at a meme. Storytelling is part of the human experience. It is a phenomenon that is not limited to the pages of a book or the brush strokes on a canvas, and can be simply spoken over the phone.   It…