London Festival of Architecture – June 2017
Following a sell out season in 2016, Tim Ross and Kit Warhurst are thrilled to return to the UK as part of the London Festival of Architecture to perform their brand new show.
For the last four years they have taken temporary possession of Architecturally significant buildings and skillfully blended storytelling, music and design in a mood breaking format that has seen them literally sell out houses across the globe.
This is a rare opportunity to take the lift up to the top of the iconic BT Tower and see the show in what used to be the revolving restaurant. Yes, it will revolve at interval! This show sold out in record time last year. Please book now to avoid disappointment.
“Must see show of the Festival.”
New York Times.
“Hadus in stitches.”
Sunday Times (UK)
“With quick wit and telling anecdotes, Tim shares his passion for modern design and architecture — the fortunate audience is left both enlightened and entertained.”
Department Head and Curator Los Angeles County Museum of Art
With limited tickets for each amazing location, tickets are extremely limited, book now to avoid missing out.
The show runs for one hour and 35 minutes with a short interval. A bar will be in operation.
*** Please note – for security purposes from BT Group – you will be required to provide a name, date of birth, home address and email address for each ticket holder – please email these details after your ticket purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org – all ticket holders will be required to show photo ID at the event ***
BT Tower By Bedford and Yeats (1964)
The BT Tower is a communications tower located in Fitzrovia, London, owned by BT Group. Completed in 1964, the tower was designed by the architects of the Ministry of Public Building and Works; the chief architects were Eric Bedford and G. R. Yeats.
Typical for its time, the building is concrete clad in glass. The narrow cylindrical shape was chosen because of the requirements of the communications aerials: the building will shift no more than 25 centimetres in wind speeds of up to 150 km/h. The main structure is 177 metres high, wiht a further section of aerial rigging bringing the total height to 191 metres. Upon completion it overtook the Millbank Tower to become the tallest building in both London and the United Kingdom, titles it held until 1980, when it in turn was overtaken by the NatWest Tower.
The construction cost was £2.5 million. As well as the communications equipment and office space there were viewing galleries, a souvenir shop and a rotating restaurant on the 34th floor, called the Top of the Tower and operated by Butlins, which made one revolution every 22 minutes. Today, the tower remains at the heart of BT’s technology & innovation.