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In Person: C20 Summer Womersley Trip Revisited Talk



The Gallery, 70 Cowcross St

In Person: C20 Summer Womersley Trip Revisited

Friday 1 December 2023 at 6.30pm

The Gallery, 70 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EJ

On beautiful day in June, the C20 Society went to search out Peter Womersley's buildings in the Scottish Borders.

Now, six months later, John East and Neil Jackson reunite to tell the story of that trip – the award-winning 'See-Through' house, the newly restored Gala Fairydean football stand, the derelict Bernat Klein Studio, and the problems of navigating a coach down lanes which were too narrow and across a bridge which was closed for the day.

Peter Womersley's architecture will be brought alive by John's photographs, and Neil's commentary, based on his recent book, Peter Womersley – Liverpool University Press and C20 Society, 2023.

Neil Jackson is Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Liverpool, former Trustee of the C20 Society and Past-President of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain.

John East is the unofficial photographer of the society and long-standing member of the society.

In Person: C20 Society Members -  £10;  Non-Members - £15;  Young C20 member + guest- Free;  Student + guest- £5.

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*For Young C20 members, please email to secure a place.*

Includes a glass of wine and mince pie

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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.

The Twentieth Century Society is a registered charity, no 1110244

Above image: Gala Fairydean Football Club Grandstand. Photograph: John East