Greenwich Society Events

ZERO TO ZERO - exhibition

12th - 20th October

West Greenwich Library

Free Entry

Last year Jonathan Chandler, Chairman of the Greenwich Society, and his brother Andrew, who is a professional photographer, spent over four months travelling all the way around the world documenting in photographs and in an on-line blog their experiences.

An exhibition of 60 of Andrew's finest photographs, together with some extracts and observations by Jonathan will be on display at the West Greenwich Library from Friday 12th October to Saturday 20th October inclusive.

Prints and greeting cards of some of the photos will be available to purchase.

Opening hours will be the same as those of the Library itself: -

Monday: 2pm to 7pm
Tuesday: 9am to 5.30pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9am to 7pm
Friday: 2pm to 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: Closed

 

Annual Lecture - HAWKSMOOR'S LONDON

11am onSunday 18 November 2018

Howe Lecture Theatre
QA080 Queen Anne Court
University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College

Hawksmoor’s six great London churches, spread over the city from Greenwich in the east, through Lime-house, Wapping, Spitalfields to the City, and Bloomsbury in the west, are without doubt some of London’s most original and imaginative architectural expressions. Today, 300 years since the completion of St Alfege's, Greenwich, the first of Hawksmoor's churches, the sheer scale and awe-inspiring visual quality of these buildings remains as startling as when they first rose. They are the dramatic manifestations of a mind obsessed with the imaginative and associative potential of architectural form – and stand as Hawksmoor’s most enduring legacy.

In this lecture, architectural writer, historian and curator, Owen Hopkins, explores the genesis of Hawksmoor's churches (and some of his other London works) and the architectural, urban and ecclesiastical contexts from which they emerged and which helped shaped the distinctive and idiosyncratic form. Hopkins also considers Hawksmoor’s broader ideas about the city and speculates on what London would have been like if Hawksmoor's grand ambitions had been realised, bringing to life the mythical world of Hawksmoor's London.

Tickets are £5 for Greenwich Society Members (£10 to non-members) 

Checkout

Enjoy a glass of wine after the lecture and chat to members.