Activities

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(credit cards accepted).

Oct 2014


Stowe House and Gardens Study Day

Wed 29
Oct
10.30am-4pm

Public Talk

Seminar

Stowe House is nearing the end of a £20 million, 10 year restoration project. This summer the focus will shift to the North Hall where the painted ceiling is the work of 18th century architect William Kent. This day combines glorious landscape with art-historical richness and conservation expertise in the house – a ‘behind the scaffold’ view of conservation work in the North Hall will be a particular highlight of the day, as well as a review of the plans for the new Interpretation Centre.

10am-4pm (transfers from Milton Keynes train station available)

**FULLY BOOKED**

 


Nov 2014


Jung Chang: Empress Dowager Cixi

Wed 19
Nov
7pm

Public Talk

Jung Chang is the best-selling author of Wild Swans, which The Asian Wall Street Journal called the most widely read book about China, and Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday), which was described by Time as “an atom bomb of a book.” She speaks tonight on her newest book, Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine Who Launched Modern China, an eye-opening account of imperial life in the Forbidden City in Beijing, the site of a World Monuments Fund 50th Anniversary project, at the latter end of the nineteenth and dawn of the twentieth century.

TICKETS: WMF Members: £10.00, Non-members: £15.00 

Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

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Kindly sponsored by Symm

www.symm.co.uk


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Nov 2014


Architecture &... Food

Wed 26
Nov
7pm

Public Talk

‘Ace caff with a museum attached.' Our need for sustenance has a strong influence on the way historic buildings were designed and how we use them today. This evening will explore the environments in which we buy, prepare and eat food with an expert panel chaired by World Monuments Fund Britain’s CEO Jonathan Foyle.

Our three panellists are Loyd Grossman (lifelong gastronome and heritage aficionado), Marc Meltonville (Food Historian at Hampton Court famed for inspiring many of Heston Blumenthal’s culinary creations) and Julie Humphryes (Director of Archer Humphryes Architects, well known for their innovative restaurant-design in historic places – most recently the Chiltern Firehouse). They will be joined by special guest Richard Burr, builder-baker finalist from this year's Great British Bake Off.

Join us for an evening of musings on the relationship between buildings and gastronomy.

Complimentary drinks as 7pm, event starts at 7.30pm.

TICKETS: WMFB Supporters/Members £15, non-members £25

The May Fair Hotel, Stratton Street, London W1J 8LT

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Kindly sponsored by The May Fair Hotel

www.themayfairhotel.co.uk


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