Thursday, 14 June 2012

Events - Building an awareness of architecture (Nottingham)

LOVE architecture? Well, between now and Sunday, June 24, the East Midlands will be hosting a series of events to encourage people to look at the buildings around them in a new and exciting way.

Nottingham will stage a festival, one of a series being organised by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). It will include Walking Architecture guided walks of the city's contemporary architecture, free 30-minute consultations with a RIBA-registered architect as part of a home design and planning event at John Lewis, and a talk on the heritage of Nottingham.

Here's the line-up:
Walking Architecture guided walks
West city, including the Playhouse, Nottingham Trent University and the Royal Concert Hall on Monday, June 18, at 6pm. East city, including Old Market Square, Nottingham Contemporary and Broadway Cinema on Tuesday, June 19, at 6pm.
Tickets for each walk are £5 for adults and £3 for children (12 and under) can be booked at the Nottingham Tourism Centre on 08444 77 5678.

John Lewis Nottingham home design and planning event
The event on Saturday, June 16, will feature free a 30-minute consultation with a RIBA-registered architect to John Lewis customers. John Lewis fitted kitchen and home design planners will also be on hand to discuss.
It will take place in the John Lewis furniture department on the second floor between 10am and 6pm. Appointments can be booked in advance by calling 0115 8507774 or emailing People can also turn up on the day, but appointments will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Building Nottingham – The making of a great city
Valeria Passetti, president of Nottingham and Derby Society of Architects, will give a talk on the built heritage of Nottingham at Antenna, Nottingham, on Thursday, June 21, between 6pm and 9pm.
Entry is free. More details are available at or by calling 0115 993 2350.

The regional director of RIBA East Midlands, Mike Baulcombe, said: "It's fantastic that there are so many events happening across the East Midlands.

"Our partners, in particular, have helped to ensure an exciting and wide-ranging programme of activities to get people interested in architecture and the buildings around them, which is what the festival is all about."

A full listing for all Love Architecture events can be found at


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