Sunday 9 Sept 2018 | 2pm – 4pm
Shopping in The Sixties, a Modernist Experience
Meet: at the back entrance of The House of Fraser
St Philips Square B3 2QB
This walk will introduce you to some of the best examples of mid-century retail architecture in the City Centre. We will be looking at shops designed and built in the 1950s, 60s and 70s, which express Birmingham’s post-war optimism.
This is an opportune time as a number of these fine examples of Modernist architecture are under threat.
With the announced closure of the House of Fraser, what will become this terrific building? Corporation Square extant building by architect Sir Fredrick Gibberd and now destined to be flattened. The Big Top, so named as it was built on the site of a famous circus, is under threat of serious modification.
As an added bonus we will be visiting a little known piece of public art which you may never have noticed before.
|Book £5 ticket
Booking required. Book here Tickets: £5.