This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 2nd Dec 2017
Want to know more about the interwoven history of Southbank Centre’s architecture and culture?
With the reopening of the iconic Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery in 2018, this study offers you an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the buildings and looks back to ask: how did it all begin?
In this day you can go in-depth and learn more through talks and discussions. We answer questions ranging from why brutalist architecture and the South Bank were chosen for the buildings, how the architects envisaged artists and the public utilising the spaces and what ideas and details make the buildings so iconic.
Discover the origins and key elements of the iconic Queen Elizabeth Hall architecture and learn more about the art and artists that shaped the era in these venues, including the hit Kinetic and Pop Art Hayward exhibitions, artists Steve Reich, Pink Floyd and the London Sinfonietta, the Poetry International movement and more.
The day is led by culture and heritage experts Shan Maclennan and Chloe Bird, and Richard Battye, lead architect of the building’s refurbishment from award-winning Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
Note - this study day includes a tour of the unfinished buildings, so some access is restricted.
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Reserve tickets at this website2017-12-02 2017-12-02 Europe/London Architecture and Culture: The 1960s at Southbank Centre Want to know more about the interwoven history of Southbank Centre’s architecture and culture? https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/12/02/architecture-and-culture-the-1960s-at-southbank-centre-158240 Southbank Centre,Belvedere Road, London, London,