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Concrete - A Cultural History

RIBA hosts a discussion exploring the world's most emotionally loaded material - capable of provoking intense loathing as well as stirring passions.

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The Brutalist Playground

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play. The Brutalist Playground is a new commission by Assemble and artist Simon Terrill exploring post-war design for play.

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Explore & Draw: Bright & Brutalist

This workshop will focus on colourful and graphic interpretations of architectural drawing. Saturday 4 July 2015

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The Playgrounds and the City

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July 2015

1 Jun - 31 Dec

RIBA Liverpool City Tours

Various meeting points across the city, Liverpool
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“RIBA Liverpool City Tours tell the story of Liverpool past, present and future t...”

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5 Jun - 27 Sep

Birmingham Sightseeing Bus Tour

Victoria Square, Birmingham
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“Live guided tours around our global city with a local heart – Birmingham uncover...”

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10 Jun - 16 Aug

The Brutalist Playground

The Architecture Gallery, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London
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“Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play. The Brutalist Playgro...”

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16 Jun - 11 Aug

Extended Play - Tuesday Talks & Events

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“Informal series of talks, screenings and discussions as part of The Brutalist Pl...”

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Concrete - A Cultural History

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London
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“RIBA hosts a discussion exploring the world's most emotionally loaded material -...”

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9 Jul - 25 Aug

Virtual Control - Security and the Urban Imagination

The Practice Space, RIBA 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD,
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“Exhibition by artist/photographer Max Colson explores the hidden nature of secur...”

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RIBA Friends: 66 Portland Place Tour

66 Portland Place, London
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“RIBA Friends events: 66 Portland Place Tour”

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11 - 26

Urban Labyrinth

28 Pickford Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5QH, Birmingham
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“An exhibit and pavilion; exploring the changing image of the city and the challe...”

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Building Blocks

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“For ages 2-5. Hands-on activity sessions where children can join in with stories...”

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15 Jul - 22 Aug

Design Surgery - Ask an Architect

, Birmingham,London
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“Whether you are considering a New Build, are unsure about a scheme, have a probl...”

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Sandcastle Challenge 2015 - RIBA South East

Margate Sands Beach, Margate
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“Up for the challenge?Whether you are a budding young sandcastle designer or have...”

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Love Architecture 2015: Play the City Now or Never

Metal Peterborough, Chauffeur's Cottage, St Peter's Road, Peterborough
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“Join two artists to walk the streets of Peterborough, discover playful ways to i...”

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Point & Shoot: Playful Photography

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“This practical photography workshop will encourage you to explore the usefulness...”

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Skill Up: Special edition! In Site, Out of View

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“For ages 15 to 18. Use map making, photography and architectural drawing to inve...”

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Design Quest: Ready, Set, Playground!

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“For ages 7 to 11. Invent and play games, then create models and build your ideal...”

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Building Blocks

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“For ages 2-5. Hands-on activity sessions where children can join in with stories...”

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Design Quest: Play it Cool

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“For ages 7 to 11. Play it cool in a series of games and challenges, map your jou...”

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A Playable Landscape - Erect Architecture in conversation with Janet Jack

RIBA, 66 Portland Place London W1B 1AD, London
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“Susanne Tutsch (Erect Architecture) in conversation with Janet Jack discuss the ...”

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Design Day: Play Shape Move

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“For ages 11-15. Create your own large-scale, brilliantly-brutal designs using re...”

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Skill Up: Total Architecture 1

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“For ages 15 to 18. Meet like-minded young people and develop your technical and ...”

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Design Day: Special edition! Architecture Hide and Seek

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“For ages 11 to 15. Use map and model making and drawing to design wearable struc...”

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Skill Up: Total Architecture 2

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“For ages 15 to 18. Create a winning architectural portfolio in a style guarantee...”

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August 2015

01

Point & Shoot: Brutalist Architecture and Urban Play

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“This practical workshop will investigate how photography can be used to both doc...”

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Design Day: Plaster-Cast Playgrounds

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London
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“For ages 11 to 15. Get hands-on to create your own 3D playground and learn new c...”

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Design Quest: Brutal Geometrics

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London, London
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“For ages 7 to 11: Explore how to use geometric shapes in new and different ways,...”

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Skill Up: Plastic Fantastic – Brutalist modelling with a recycling twist

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AD, London
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“For ages 15 to 18. Make wire frame models inspired by Brutalist architecture and...”

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RIBA Friends: Curator's Tour

The Foundling Museum Brunswick Square, London
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“RIBA Friends events: Foundling Museum Curator's Tour”

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Skill Up: Play in the Urban Space

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London
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“For ages 15 to18. Assess a problem, transform a space and develop drawings and p...”

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Day of Play

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD,, London
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“Join us for a celebration of all things play! Hands-on activities and tours for ...”

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UnDesign - Planning for Disorderliness

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“Round-table discussion where architects, designers and playworkers consider the ...”

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RIBA Friends: Building Tour

66 Portland Place, London
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“RIBA Friends: Building Tour of 66 Portland Place”

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September 2015

09

Maintenance of Chester City Walls

, Chester
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“Meet the team responsible for maintaining Chester City Walls”

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RIBA Friends: Exhibition Private Tour

66 Portland Place, London
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“RIBA Friends Events: Private Exhibition Tour”

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Great British Buildings: Abode, Great Kneighton, Cambridge

Addenbrooke's Road, Trumpington, Cambridge
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“An exclusive architect led, behind the scenes talk and tour of this RIBA Award w...”

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RIBA Friends: Tour of Chiswick House & Gardens

Chiswick House and Gardens, London, London
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“RIBA Friends events: Tour of Chiswick House and Gardens”

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October 2015

01

Great British Buildings: Alconbury Incubator Building, Alconbury

Alconbury Enterprise Campus, Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon
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“An exclusive architect led, behind the scenes talk and tour of this RIBA Award w...”

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RIBA Friends: Regent's Park Walking Tour

, Regent's Park
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“RIBA Friends Events: Regents Park Walking Tour”

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RIBA Friends: Private Exhibition Tour

Sir John Soane's Museum, London
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“RIBA Friends Event: Private Exhibition Tour of Sir John Soane's Model Room”

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November 2015

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RIBA Friends: Architecture Walking Tour of Marylebone and Mayfair

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“RIBA Friends Event: Architecture Walking Tour of Marylebone and Mayfair”

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December 2015

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RIBA Friends: Christmas Party

66 Portland Place, London
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“RIBA Friends: Christmas Party at 66 Portland Place”

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RIBA Friends: Building Tour

66 Portland Place, London
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