For Arts & Crafts Movement lovers, St Martin’s Church, Low Marple, Cheshire will open for two days of Heritage Open Days.
Friday 18 September 2020, 14.00-18.00
Saturday 19 September 2020, 10.00-15.00
St.Martin’s Church, Brabyns Brow, Marple Bridge, Marple, Stockport SK6 5DT
Next to Marple Railway Station.
Covid-secure arrangements observed.
Saint Martin’s Church is a blend of early and high Arts & Crafts design. The main part of the church was built around 1870 by John Dando Sedding while the famous Lady Chapel designed by his successor, Henry Wilson, is a ‘high period’ Arts & Crafts design of 1895-1905.
The church contains a series works by famous artists – William Morris, Dante Gabrielle Rosetti, Sir Edward Burne-Jones, Ford Maddox Brown and Christopher Whall.
As chair of the Edgar Wood Society, I sometimes help out at Hale in Trafford Borough which has a remarkable heritage of Edgar Wood houses. Here is a post about Greystoke on Hale Road.
Bridge Street, Cockermouth, yesterday. The rendered walls reflect the traditional construction of the area.
A powerful modern icon to reflect upon
Last week, I was on the roof of the old Woolworth building opposite Accrington Market Hall. Here are rarely seen perspectives of the Hall’s three main sculptures. They were carved by Joseph Rogerson who subsequently became a prominent Liverpool sculptor. Continue reading “Sculptures on Accrington Market Hall”
Big Baroque meets fine Italianate
A striking and well cared for lighthouse.
It’s been a real joy to see Dundee celebrating the opening of its stunning Victoria and Albert Museum, designed by Kengo Kuma. While the building has raised some questions, it chimes so well with the nautical heritage of the city while also being an engineering tour de force.
Dundee and much of Scotland appear rather excited… and so they should be. There has been little to celebrate culturally in the northern lands in recent years, so this wonderful project really lifts the spirit.
Continue reading “V&A Dundee”