6:30 - 8pm, Friday 11th Oct
Thamesmead: The Town of Tomorrow - Panel discuss the original intent, decay and legacy of Thamesmead
Rising from London’s Erith marshes in the 1960s, Thamesmead was London County Council’s bold attempt to build a new town, addressing the city’s housing shortage after the Second World War.
Noted for its daring, experimental design – concrete modern terraces, blocks of flats and elevated walkways built around a system of lakes and canals – the town received attention from architects, sociologists and politicians throughout the world but also gained notoriety as the backdrop to Stanley Kubrick’s film, ‘A Clockwork Orange’.Tickets: £12.00 (Concession: £8.00 )
High Street Kensington 238 Kensington High St, SW8 6AG