SAVE Lecture: Resurrection Architecture: the Death and Life of Palmyra


We are delighted to announce this year's lecture by historian, writer and founding member of SAVE Britain's Heritage, Dan Cruickshank, entitled:

Resurrection Architecture: the Death and Life of Palmyra

Reflecting on his recent journey across Syria with photographer Don McCullin, and the subsequent BBC documentary, Dan will tell the story of Palmyra, focusing on its destruction back in 2015 and the current proposals to reconstruct it.

By relating back to past examples of restored buildings that have fallen victim to human destruction, in places such as Ypres, Warsaw, and Dresden, Dan will explore what meaning reconstructed buildings can have. Is it possible for dead buildings to live again? Is it possible for Palmyra to live again?

Dan Cruickshank
 has written many books on architecture as well as presented numerous programmes for the BBC, including Britain's best Buildings and Marvels of the Modern Age,.

St Mary Abchurch was designed by Wren in the 1680s and is considered one of the finest churches in the City, with a painted domed ceiling. The grand altar-piece is by Grinling Gibbons.

Place: St Mary Abchurch

Date: 15th October 2018

Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm. Tickets include a complimentary drink 6:00 - 6:30pm

Booking: Friends and Saviours ticket £15, Members of the Public Ticket £20 (plus Eventbrite booking fee)

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With thanks to the Friends of The City Churches for hosting us