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Pugin and Salisbury: Inspired and Inspiring
Thu 15 June 2017, 11:00 – 16:00 BST
Augustus Pugin is best known for his contribution to the design of the Palace of Westminster, but amongst his earliest commissions was the restoration of one of many medieval buildings in Salisbury, where he was living at the time. A hundred years later, this became the entrance foyer to, and inspired the décor of, one of the 1930s grandest Gaumont Palace cinemas, now the Odeon.
This visit begins behind the scenes at the Odeon to admire the works of W E Trent, then one of Britain's best cinema architects, and the 'tapestry' paintings by Gaumont Cinemas' chief artist Frank Barnes (as illustrated in the photograph).
We have lunch at the New Inn a short walk away, originally built for the cathedral workmen in the 13th century, returning to the cinema again for an afternoon walk with Blue Badge guide David Richards, round the sites that inspired Pugin, including the Cathedral.
We finish at St Osmond's church, which Pugin designed after he had moved to London.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Meet at 1100 at Odeon Cinema, New Canal, Salisbury. Pleae try not to arrive no more than 10 minutes before this so we do not get caught up with the morning cinema goers. If coming by car, nearest long-term car parks either Cranebridge Road or Central Car Park, accessed via Churchill Way West. Station is 10-15 mins walk, or use a Park & Ride.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Elizabeth Forbes 07831 253616
What's the refund policy?
All tickets to our events are transferable to another person if you find you are unable to go but please note we are unable to refund them.