As part of the Lambeth Readers and Writers Festival Lambeth Archives invite you to the launch of their new book Lambeth Architecture 1914-1939 at the Prince of Wales, Brixton (opposite the Ritzy Cinema and Lambeth Town Hall – entrance is next to Barclays Bank).
Historian and town planner Edmund Bird is heritage advisor to the Mayor of London’s Design for London. This, his second collaboration with Lambeth Archives, covers Lambeth Architecture from 1914-1939, a period of great development in the borough. From Gilbert Scott’s iconic red telephone box to the opulent interior of the Streatham Hill Theatre or the lavish art deco interior featured in Herne Hill and the sweeping, curving ocean-liner style balconies of Oaklands estate on Poynders Road, style was changing as the showmanship of the Edwardian era gave way to a more restrained form of classically inspired architecture.
Lambeth Architecture 1914-1939
Tuesday 29 May, 6.30 for 7pm
Prince of Wales
467-469 Brixton Road
London SW9 8HH
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