As part of RIBA’s Love Architecture Week, Professor Charles Holland will be leading what promises to be an interesting and informative walk from Dover to Deal. The walk on 14th September will follow one half of the CHALKUP21 Art and Architecture Trail. This trail celebrates the role of contemporary art and architecture, demonstrating how it adds to the culture and the collective identity of an area.
Charles’s tour will take in six of the structures on the trail including Tonkin Liu’s Three Waves Dover esplanade, van Heyningen and Haward’s National Trust Visitor Centre and Niall McClaughlin’s Deal Pier Café. In addition, we will pass by a number of other notable historic buildings including the last house completed by the famous Arts and Crafts architect Charles Voysey, the art deco house formerly owned by Noel Coward and the Dover Patrol monument at St. Margaret’s at Cliffe. It will finish on Deal Pier, an example of brutalist architecture and the last pier to be built in the UK.
Charles has been working with Dover Arts Development on the CHALKUP21 trail, designing nine plaques (pictured above) that mark the structures on the route and writing a guide to each of them that features on the CHALKUP21 website. For more information visit https://chalkup21.com/
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