Turn End: the home and garden of architect Peter Aldington

10 May 2018 5.30pm 7.00pm

Venue:

Lecture Theatre, Weston Library (Map)

Speaker(s):

Professor John Creaser

Contact:

Friends' Administrator - fob@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

Nestling in the centre of the old English village of Haddenham is a group of houses with a glorious garden, now 50 years old and much admired by visitors from around the world. Turn End, a new documentary by award winning film director Murray Grigor and director of photography Hamid Shams, tells the story of the creation of these houses and garden, and how their design reflects the unique features of the village.

This showing of the 45-minute-long film will be followed by a Q&A session with the creators. The discussion will be hosted by Professor John Creaser (Mansfield College, Oxford; Royal Holloway, University of London), a friend of Peter Aldington's since their national service with the RAF in Germany, 1959-60. Professor Creaser was with Peter when he first visited the Turn End site, worked as a building labourer there in undergraduate vacations, and with his wife Hazel was the first occupant of The Turn.

Image: Richard Bryant/arcaid.co.uk

Booking

Tickets cost £12 (including refreshments)

Booking is required. Each online transaction is subject to a £1 booking fee.

The fastest way to book tickets is online. To book tickets by telephone please call the Ashmolean and Bodleian Box Office on +44 (0)1865 278112. Telephone transactions are subject to a £2 booking fee.

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This event is listed under: Performances; Friends of the Bodleian
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