John Grindrod Talk: Ten Buildings that Changed Postwar Britain (Manchester)

Talk

Join John Grindrod author of CONCRETOPIA and publisher of Dirty Modern Scoundrel for his talk on Ten Buildings that Changed Postwar Britain.

How did blitzed, slum-ridden and crumbling 'austerity Britain' became, in a few short years, a space-age world of concrete, steel and glass? Discover the story of Britan's postwar rebuilding in this whistle-stop tour of ten extraordinary, brilliant or downright bizarre buildings that represent the story of this turbulent period of our history, from 1945 to 1979. Travel from the days of prefabs and the birth of the Welfare State through to the concrete brutalism and ambitious plans that changed towns and cities up and down the country. John Grindrod is the author of Concretopia, a witty and revealing history of our postwar rebuilding, described by the Independent on Sunday as 'a new way of looking at modern Britain.'

£5 full / £4 members & concs

When: 4th August 2016 at 6.30pm

Venue: Man Met Uni at 70 Oxford Street (formerly Cornerhouse Building)