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Lubetkin, Lenin and Bevin Court

23 January 11:00 - 12:30
Organized by: Jiff Bayliss, Footprints of London
Islington Museum
245 St John Street
London
EC1V 4NE

Reccommended by the Royal Academy and editor's choice for London Architecture Diary , this walk introduces Berthold Lubetkin, the Bolsevik Modernist architect who, with his practice, Tecton, "brought modern architecture to England". 

See and hear about two of the four of his buildings commissioned by Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury:

Understand and admire how Lubetkin's dictum "Nothing is too good for ordinary people" was realised in form and function in the Finsbury Health Centre.

With privileged access to the lobby of Bevin Court, marvel as "“the spectacular staircase dances skyward".

This 1½ walk from the Islington Museum towards Pentonville Road will put the impact of Lubetkin in the context of the history of the development of N Clerkenwell. It will also reveal how Lubetkin tried to commermorate the association Vladimir Illich Lenin had with the area.

This walk is one of a seies of events connected with the restoration of Peter Yates' mural in the lobby of Bevin Court. See "https://bevincourt.wordpress.com/" for more information.