From the garden suburbs of Wythenshawe and the mighty modernist ship of Kennet House, through to the prefabs of Tin Town and concrete of Hulme, Manchester has built it, pulled it down, and built it again.

This Tuesday (8th July), The Manchester Modernists are exploring the Homes for Heroes scheme, early 20th century settlements like Burnage Garden Village (once described by George Bernard Shaw as “the prettiest village in Manchester”) architects Joe Sunlight and Edgar Wood, 1970s Council Housing, Frazer Crane & George Best and social housing cooperative Homes For Change.

It is presented by Phil Griffin, writer, broadcaster and architectural raconteur who will take the audience through the front gates, back alleys and deck access of Manchester housing during the 20thcentury.

Performance Space: Manchester central Library
8th July 2014 18.00 – 19.30
£3.50 (for Modernist Society Members/concessions)


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