The Twentieth Century Society

Campaigning for outstanding buildings

Catch up: Cressingham Gardens: An English Garden Estate

Thursday 17th December at 18.30

Presented by Will Jennings, Catherine Croft, Coco Whittaker and Tom Keene

Will Jennings’ beautiful film An English Garden (2020). is a poetic study of Cressingham Gardens, the 1970s Ted Hollamby designed housing estate in Lambeth, which has been threatened with demolition. Will will discuss his film with our Director Catherine Croft, Caseworker Coco Whittaker and local resident Tom Keene  . Discover what makes this estate so special and what the latest news about its future is. 

Short clips of the film will be shown on the night, but participants will also be sent a link to allow them to view it in full before hand--  which is much recommended. It is approximately 30 minutes long.

About the filmmaker :

Will Jennings is a writer, visual artist and educator interested in the built environment and all the environmental, cultural, political and economic areas it intersects with. His visual practice has included photography, installation, activism, performativity and moving image. He has written for publications including Landscape journal and the Journal of Civic Architecture. He also has an upcoming book of collected writings and visual work with Canalside Press in 2021. Will was a prominent opponent of the (now cancelled) Garden Bridge, and this social and political interest carries through his various practices with a sense of play, humour and critique. He is a Fellow of the 2020 Future Architecture Platform, through which he has recently created a new film for MAXXI museum in Rome, a series of interviews for Oslo Architecture Triennale and talks and texts for other publications and organisations across Europe.

Tom Keene is a resident of Cressingham Gardens and has been since 2006. He is a core contributor to the @SaveCressingham activist campaign. Tom is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Design at Goldsmiths University of London, researching the social impact of housing-database technologies in the processes and politics of urban regeneration as part of an artist and activist-led research project 'Database (e)State'.

We’ll send you a Zoom link by email after you book, which will enable you to “join” the event, and we’ll be using the Q&A function to take questions at the end. If you’ve not used Zoom before, clicking on the Zoom link will take you through the set-up process, hopefully simply and smoothly! You should receive an automated link within an hour of booking so please check your spam/junk emails if you haven't received this. Any further problems please contact

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