A tour of the Boots Factory, Beeston, Nottingham. Start 13.30
We will look at D90 by Skidmore Owings and Merrill with Yorke, Rosenberg and Mardall and D6 by E. Owen Williams, and have a tour of D10, Williams's masterpiece of 1930-2. We will leave by
the Beeston entrance, where there is Williams's fire station of 1934, and catch a bus to the university, looking at the Trent Building and Highfields Park.
The tour will be on foot/public transport and is a very physically and very demanding, with both lots of walking and lots of stairs, and people must wear sensible shoes as they are in industrial premises - Please wear the appropriate footwear. These conditions were imposed by Boot’s and you may not be allow access if your footwear is deemed unsuitable. This is a strictly limited event, and we will be travelling by public transport, so if you are staying in Nottingham overnight you might well want to check in to your hotel before the tour. There is a bus from outside Nottingham station at 13.30 (W1 bus from outside the main entrance - currently undergoing refurbishment but still open).
We will leave by the Beeston entrance, where there is Williams's fire station of 1934, and catch a bus to the university, looking at the Trent Building and Highfields Park before arriving in good time for the those of you who wish to visit the 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning' private view exhibition with drinks, details below.
Seniors bring their bus passes - for everyone else it will be worth getting a day pass for Nottingham city transport, available on the bus.
CONTACT ON THE DAY ONLY 07730 050 983
Please note on Friday 8 February that there is a FREE Private view with drinks of an exhibition on post-war Nottingham at the Djanogly Gallery, 'Saturday Night and Sunday Morning', with the curator Anna Douglas. This is open to all members and free - Anna Douglas, curator of the show, will welcome us with drinks and an introduction to the exhibition, it would be great to meet as many local members as possible. Please secure your FREE place on line.
TIME: 17.30 - 19.00
Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham University, University Boulevard, Nottingham.
If you would like to stay in Nottingham to attend both events please find as list of suggested Hotels in Nottingham below;
The Ibis is very central, above average - by Benson and Forsyth, from £49
Rutland Square Hotel is very central but very quiet, with parking, recommended. From £50
Jury's Inn, also central, from £51
Best Western, Mansfield Road, not so central but decent, from £40, has parking - a series of converted Victorian houses.
The Park, Mansfield Road, but not so far, is £45, used by the Victorian Society, has parking.
Harts Hotel does a great Friday Night deal of £199 for two dinner (in their Michelin restaurant, B&B).