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Posts Tagged ‘Brutalist’

A preview of the National Trust Brutal Utopias Tour at the Southbank Centre

Those lucky enough to be booked on to a Brutal Utopias tour at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery will get to see behind scenes before everything shuts down for two years…

Written by Amelia Gregory

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It’s no great secret that I’m a big fan of Brutalist architecture, so I pulled out all the stops to join a preview of the Brutal Utopias tour hosted by the National Trust over the next few weeks (tickets sadly already sold out). The tour offers a unique chance to see areas of the Southbank Centre that are not usually open to the public before the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery close their doors for a major refurb. Baby Carys came along in my wrap and was admirably well behaved for a not quite two month old.

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We began our adventure with Joseph Watson (London creative director of the National Trust) in the bowels of the complex, tracing the… read more

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Balfron Tower by Ernő Goldfinger: Pop Up Opening with the National Trust

Flat 130 opens to the public as part of Balfron Season, with retro design by the Hemingways and a tour taking in the local area.

Written by Amelia Gregory

Last week I was invited to view the inside of the Balfron Tower in advance of a ‘pop up’ opening with the National Trust as part of Balfron Season. As […]

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MADE10: A review of the stands

MADE10, at the Corn Exchange, Brighton, showcased work by over 100 makers and designers. This is my pick of the bunch.

Written by Ursula Glitch

Few people have changed the world of fashion and people’s perception of femininity as Christian Dior. Revered in his own lifetime as a fashion god at the forefront of post-war […]