A forum of guest speakers will describe pending and recent developments in the city to open a discussion of these projects and their wider context. Among possible propositions to consider are Churchill Square, King Alfred, Valley Gardens, the Hove Station Quarter, Edward Street and the Kemp Town gasworks site. Are they adding value to the ...continue reading "Coming soon to a street near you"
A free Regency Society lecture All are invited. No need to book. One of the most interesting and exciting award-winning architectural firms of the moment, Stephen Proctor and Andrew Matthews will talk about place-making, clarifying urban areas, respecting historical contexts, strengthening a sense of place and identity. Among their works are a neighbourhood of new ...continue reading "Proctor and Matthews, Architects"
A free Regency Society lecture by Dr Katie Carpenter All are invited. No need to book. This talk delves into the extraordinary life of Caroline of Brunswick, the despised wife of George IV. Whilst Caroline was loved by the public, she was hated by her husband, who spend much of his marriage trying to be ...continue reading "Caroline of Brunswick: Queen on trial"
A Regency Society free event. All are invited. No need to book. Brighton was one of the earliest pioneers of self-build. It started in Plymouth Avenue in 1948, the first post-war self-build in the country—20 three-bedroom houses costing £1,000 each. It continued with Architype, the Hedgehog Self-Build Co-op, Golf Drive, See-Saw Way and the Bunker ...continue reading "Self-build housing"
What a combination! Regency Society John Small Lecture by Kelvin MacDonald All are invited to this free event. No need to book. From Plato to Le Corbusier and from Thomas More to Walt Disney people have described their ideal city and from Robert Owen to Tomáš Baťa people have tried to build it. This lecture ...continue reading "AGM and Utopia"