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If you wanted to come on our Charterhouse tour with Eric Parry Architects that featured in yesterday’s newsletter – sorry, all the tickets have gone.

This follows sell outs of the Design Museum tour with the director, Deyan Sudjic, and our walk around Spitalfields.

In all cases, we hit our registration limit during the members’ Priority Booking period.

That means all tickets went to members before going on general sale.

If you’d like to come along to future events it might be worth joining (and you can do so here). You’ll get to hear of tours and walks as soon as registration is opened, and you’ll benefit from the members’ priority booking.

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screenshot of statuefindr appGrace Everett, one of the Society’s members, has come up with StatueFindr, a smartphone app that explores Westminster’s rich heritage of statuary, with photographs and biographies on the statues and sculptures, and detailed information about the people who created them. There is information on over 350 sculptures by over 200 sculptors, grouped into topics, or searchable by sculptor name, statue name, or simply by clicking a location on the map.

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The London Society is delighted to welcome The Cadogan Estate as a new Corporate Supporter.

cadogan estate logoCadogan is the historic estate that is shaping a 21st-century Chelsea. Spanning 93 acres of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the Cadogan Estate has been under the same family ownership for almost 300 years.

Its foundations were established in 1717 when Charles, 2nd Baron Cadogan, married Elizabeth Sloane, daughter of Sir Hans Sloane, who had purchased the Manor of Chelsea in 1712; the family’s stewardship of the area continues in the hands of the present Viscount Chelsea. Today, the Estate includes approximately 3,000 flats, 200 houses, 300 shops, 500,000 square foot of office space – and over a dozen gardens covering 15 acres.

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Another in our series of pieces about London’s local and civic societies. The Chelsea Society is one of London’s largest and most active groups.

chelsea society logoFormed in 1927 the Chelsea Society is a registered charity which currently has more than a thousand members. Its aim is to preserve and improve the amenities of Chelsea by:

  • stimulating interest in the area’s history, character and traditions;
  • encouraging good architecture, town planning and civic design, the planting and care of trees, and the conservation and proper maintenance of open spaces;
  • seeking the abatement of nuisances

To achieve these aims the Society offers advice to owners and architects and to the Local Planning Authority, and if necessary by campaigning, making written and oral representations at public enquiries and planning appeals, and at consultations by public and private developers.

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Join Mark Davy, CEO Futurecity for this very special curator led tour of Transcending Boundaries, three rooms of immersive installations, two of which have never been seen before, and which includes work from Illuminated River competition winner Leo Villarreal.

The tour is free to London Society members. Tickets are limited and can be reserved here.

 

Transcending Boundaries is a stunning, beautiful and immersive set of artworks that explores the role of digital technology in transcending the physical and conceptual boundaries that exist between different artworks, with imagery from one work breaking free of the frame and entering the space of another. The installations also dissolve distinctions between artwork and exhibition space, and involve the viewer through interactivity.

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