Heritage Head to Give Bedford Park Lecture
Simon Thurley will speak at annual John Betjeman event
Simon Thurley, chief executive of English Heritage, will be giving the Bedford Park Society’s annual John Betjeman lecture on November 26th at the Arts Educational Schools’s new Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre in Bath Road, W4.
Having recently put Bedford Park on his list of the 10 most important buildings in the country, his talk will explain why, like Sir John Betjeman, he considers it “the most important suburb in the Western world.”
A leading architectural historian, Dr. Simon Thurley, CBE, has been head of English Heritage since 2003, having previously run the Museum of London. He has written several books and many articles on historical architecture as well as presenting television programmes.
Tickets, price £10, are available in advance from Zecca in Turnham Green Terrace or at the door. The lecture starts at 8.15pm, but the theatre bar will be open from 7.30pm.
The Society's web-site is www.bedfordpark.org.uk
October 24, 2014