RIBA’s Love Architecture Festival returns to the North West

RIBA North West is promoting a week-long celebration of architects and architecture with a series of exciting exhibitions and events taking place from this Thursday 10 September.

The North West region remains at the forefront of quality architecture and currently boasts the RIBA Stirling Prize winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool by Haworth Tompkins. The theatre features as part of the largest ever Festival programme, with a number of guided tours of the building and a look at a previously unseen exhibition of photographs.

In addition, this year’s Festival features highlights such as Chester Heritage Week, a lecture by the international architect Hugh Broughton, “Ask an Architect” sessions at John Lewis in Liverpool, an interactive drawing workshop in Preston, Cook Street & Oriel Chambers building tours, an architectural pub trail with Historic England, a film night at FACT and a charity gin-tasting event with Ryder Architects.

Andrew Ruffler, RIBA NW Regional Director said:

“I’m delighted to see that that the Festival continues to deliver a fantastically diverse range of public events and activities that celebrate architecture, architects and the built environment that surrounds us in the North West. The programme in the region again looks great, and has been enhanced through the National tie-in with Heritage Open Days, a week-long programme of events in Chester, and closes with a lecture in Preston by Hugh Broughton, the architect of Halley VI, a mobile research facility in Antarctica.”

For more information and to find a full list of events visit: www.architecture.com/NWLoveArchitecture2015 or email riba.northwest@riba.org.