Played in London

TALKS in May 2012


Lecture Series and Exhibition
Every Thursday evening in May 2012
Exhibition opens at 5.30pm, lecture starts 7.00pm  

JOIN US AT  Alan Baxter & Associates, 75 Cowcross Street, LONDON EC1M 6EL

Ticket Prices: In advance: £8/£6 concessions and English Heritage members
On the door: £10/£8 concessions and English Heritage members (please bring membership card)
Ticket price includes a glass of wine


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An exhibition and series of events celebrating London’s sporting heritage, featuring images and findings from English Heritage’s forthcoming publication, Played in London , part of the acclaimed Played in Britain series. From archery to skittles, from Tudor tennis courts to Art Deco pavilions, London’s sporting heritage is rich, unrivalled but too often undervalued. As London prepares to stage its third Olympic Games, here is a timely reminder that, as William Fitzstephen wrote of London in the 12th century, city life should not always be serious or practical – it also needs to smile and have fun.

Thursday May 3 
Played in London– charting the heritage of the Capital at play
Simon Inglis

Thursday May 10  
1866 and all that – rediscovering London’s first Olympics and Britain’s Olympic tradition
Martin Polley in conversation with Simon Inglis

Thursday May 17 
White City to Stratford– making connections from 1908 to 2012
Olympic stadium architect Rod Sheard in conversation with Simon Inglis

Thursday May 24 
The Pools of London– Aquatics and the Olympics since 1908
Swimming pool architect Keith Ashton and pool historian Ian Gordon in conversation with Simon Inglis 

Thursday May 31 
Trebles and Floorers – the real London Games: darts and skittles
Arthur Taylor and Patrick Chaplin in conversation with Simon Inglis


This page was added on 04/04/2012.