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ONLINE EVENT: Cachemaille-Day: Unconscious Monumentality in the Suburbs - Clare Price




ZOOM EVENT: Autumn Lecture Series 2023: Cachemaille-Day: Unconscious Monumentality in the Suburbs - Clare Price

Thursday 2 November  at 6.30 pm 

Cachemaille-Day was the greatest parish church designer of the interwar period. Built for posterity, his churches are monuments in their suburban setting. Cachemaille-Day’s priority was the provision of spaces that worked for local communities, fulfilling a need for buildings to represent 'their social, ceremonial and community life'. This talk will explore how he designed landmark buildings in (arguably) unpromising surroundings to achieve this.

Clare Price is Head of Casework at the Twentieth Century Society and holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford for which she researched inter-war period church design. Recent publications include co-editing 100 Churches 100 Years (2019) with Elain Harwood and Susannah Charlton; and chapters in Re-construction (2023, ed. N. Shasore and J. Kelly); Holy Houses: Twentieth Century Architecture 14 (2023, ed. E. Harwood and A. Powers); Chancel Screens since the Reformation (2020, ed. M. Kirby) and Places of Worship in England and Wales 1929-1979 (forthcoming 2024, ed. P. Barnwell and A. Doig).' 

Zoom ticket price:  C20 Society Members- £6;    Non-Members- £8; Young C20 member + guest – Free; Student + guest- £4.

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Note: This event is hybrid and is being run both in-person at Cowcross Street Gallery and online via Zoom. The event will be recorded and offered as a catch-up lecture for those who have booked, and will be available for two weeks.

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The Twentieth Century Society is an IHBC (Institute of Historic Building conservation) recognised CPD provider.

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Above image: 1932 - Welch, Cachemaille-Day and Lander  - St. Nicholas, Burnage, Manchester. Photo: John East.