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Open House: How to Love Brutalism with John Grindrod

22/09/2018 11:30 am – 22/09/2018 12:30 pm | National Theatre, Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PX

Open House London is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. As part of Open House, the National Theatre is hosting a free talk by author John Grindrod on Saturday 22nd September at 11.30am. The talk will focus on his new book How to Love Brutalism, published by Batsford earlier this year.

In How to Love Brutalism John Grindrod shares his fascination for this strange and beguiling style of architecture and explores what it is that makes brutalism worthy of such passions. With never-ending enthusiasm, he takes the reader through the different elements that make brutalism so special: its history and ideals, design and construction; the culture that surrounds it and its global impact; its brief flowering, sudden death and strange afterlife.

John Grindrod is passionate about buildings and how they shape our lives. He has written for the Sunday Times, Guardian, Financial Times, Big Issue and The Modernist. He also runs the popular website Dirty Modern Scoundrel.

When: Saturday 22nd September at 11.30am
Where: National Theatre, Upper Ground, Lambeth, London SE1 9PX
Price: The talk is free but you do need a ticket

For more information and to reserve tickets please visit the National Theatre website.

While you’re there, don’t miss out on the National Theatre’s free drop-in backstage theatre tours. Open on Saturday 22nd September (11am – 5pm) and Sunday 23rd September (12noon – 4pm), starting from the Dorfman foyer.

Image by The Brutal Artist