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2018 Lecture series: Haworth Tompkins

August 30th, 2018: 6:00 pm9:00 pm

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It gives us great pleasure to announce the third lecture in the 2018 series will be by Martin Lydon of Haworth Tompkins.

Haworth Tompkins is an award-winning architectural studio with an international reputation for intelligent, purposeful design. The practice has over 25 years’ experience of collaborating with socially driven organisations and clients who share their belief in a responsibility to create spaces for people and communities.

Martin has played a key role in a range of the studio’s theatre projects and his talk will present some of Haworth Tompkins most recent schemes, with a specific focus on the National Theatre refurbishment and Battersea Arts Centre.

The National Theatre is one of the world’s most important producing theatres, a creative factory in the heart of London’s cultural district. It is also one of the UK’s most important Modernist buildings. Developed slowly over a number of years in close collaboration with English Heritage, the Twentieth Century Society, neighbours, historians, academics and other stakeholders; the refurbishment is the most comprehensive regeneration of Denys Lasdun’s extraordinary masterpiece since its opening in 1976.

Battersea Arts Centre is regarded as one of the most important incubators of new performance work in the UK. Haworth Tompkins have been working alongside the Battersea Arts Centre team, the local community and theatre artists for over a decade on a series of ongoing, experimental, phased projects that are gradually transforming the entire building into a powerhouse of creative communal activity.

We hope that you come and join us for what promises be a fantastic evening!



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August 30th, 2018
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


International Anthony Burgess Foundation
3 Cambridge Street
Manchester, M1 5BY United Kingdom
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