Unbuilt Bath: the city as it might have been
Tue 19 December 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm GMT£4.00 – £8.00
Due to popular demand, Timothy Mowl will repeat his controversial and lavishly illustrated lecture on architectural schemes for Bath that were never realised, the subject of his recently published, co-authored book. It will take in all those missed opportunities and ways not followed – a vast double crescent in Bathwick by Robert Adam; a gigantic Reform Column for Laura Place that pre-dated Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square by ten years; a 1916 civic centre on Orange Grove; Abercrombie and Buchanan’s failed tunnel schemes; the infamous Sack of Bath and its consequences; Sir James Dyson’s glittering steel and glass School of Design Innovation for the Stothert & Pitt Works. The lecture will be a clarion call to Bath’s architects, planning officers and residents to demand better design for the city.
Unbuilt Bath by Timothy Mowl & Julian Orbach is not on sale in bookshops but will be will be available to purchase on the night (cash or cheque only, please).