Following the latest Government guidance, Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery is temporarily closed to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community. If you have booked a ticket for a future date we will be in touch as soon as the situation is clear.
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Join us for a guided walking tour of Cambridge with architectural historian and writer Alan Powers. Together we will explore Cambridge buildings from the 1920s onwards on foot, including a range of the styles and building types current during this time, their critical reception and how we can assess them today.
The guided walk will span the historic central spine of colleges, moving on to the Sidgwick Site and Grange Road. It will last between 90 and 120 minutes and there will be a coffee and rest stop halfway. A good walking pace will be kept up so as to cover the ground.
Numbers will be restricted so early booking is recommended
Details of where to meet in central Cambridge will be sent out later.
£15 per person, booking required
From the time of his first visit in 1972, Alan Powers has been a great supporter of Kettle’s Yard. His most recent book, Bauhaus Goes West: Modern Art and Design in Britain and America (2019), is one among his many studies of mid-twentieth-century visual arts, often linked to exhibitions that he has curated. Alan is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects and a former Chair of the Twentieth Century Society. Currently teaching at the University of Kent and the London School of Architecture, he has been active as an exhibition curator, conservationist and journalist.
This event is for the Friends of Kettle’s Yard. If you are not a Friend and would like to join, you can do so here.
Image: Clare May Ball poster, designed by Alan Powers