Van Gogh Walk, Lambeth

East Bank River Arun, Littlehampton

Clapham Old Town, London

Millennium Town Park St Helier, Jersey

South Quay and Foundry Square, Hayle

Firepool Taunton, Somerset

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London

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To avoid an important Government conference on design we are changing the date of Big Meet 8.

“BIG MEET 8 – Arts & Place” will now take place in London on Wednesday 18 April 2018, 10am to 4.30pm, at the same venue: Jefferey Hall, 20 Bedford Way, London.

More details on the program, registration and location will follow soon.

We apologise for any inconvenience and we do hope you can make the new date.


Many thanks for joining us at this year Summer School!

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  • Core Suporters Meeting
    22nd February 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Room LG01, Central House, Upper Woburn Place, Euston

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