Wednesday, 4 September 2013

BFF projects open to the public as part of Open House London 2013

Three Burrell Foley Fischer projects will be open to the public as part of Open House London, taking place on 21 and 22 September 2013.

The Peltz Gallery, Birkbeck School of Arts

The Peltz Gallery was created as part of Burrell Foley Fischer's 2012 refurbishment and remodeling of The Birkbeck School of Arts reception area and adjacent spaces.  The gallery is a flexible exhibition space for digital and material displays, small-scale performances, lectures and meetings.  The space allows a constellation of research and creative activities to happen at the heart of the historic building in Gordon Square, once home to members of the Bloomsbury Group's Viginia Woolf and then Maynard Keynes.

The Peltz Gallery is currently hosting an exhibition entitled "Touching the Book", which explores the history of literacy for blind and visually impaired people in nineteenth century Britain and Europe through the development of embossed literature and runs until 30 October 2013. 

Stratford Picturehouse

The four-screen new build cinema with exhibition, cafe bar and restaurant facilities opened in 1997.  It provides a landmark development, central to the urban regeneration strategy for Stratford East, within the context of a new public square and cultural quarter.  The Independent commented "While the rest of Britain goes crazy for the bland multiplex, East London is now home to two picture houses which are also architectural masterpieces".

The Royal Society

The Royal Society, the UK's national science academy founded in 1660, is based at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace.  Burrell Foley Fischer's refurbishment completed in phases over the past decade has facilitated better use of a unique set of Listed Grade I Nash buildings by providing a coherent, high profile, architectural setting for the Society's activities. 

Visit the Open House London Website