The Architecture Centre is running a series of events as part of Bristol Open Doors to link in with the Homes for Heroes 100 programme. The centre is running Homes for Heroes 100 projects in the communities of Hillfields, Knowle West and Sea Mills.
(image of Park Hill estate copyright Hawkins Brown).
Bristol Open Doors, the festival of architecture, heritage and design, is celebrating the centenary of the Housing Act 1919 with events across the city that acknowledge the past, present and future of council housing.
The Estate We’re In
Thursday 12 September 2019, 6.30-8pm, Arnolfini (£10 / £12)
A lively debate on the past, present and future of council housing with designer Wayne Hemmingway, journalist Kieran Yates and Councillor Paul Smith, Cabinet Member for Housing. Booking details
Hillfields: Homes for Heroes 100 Walk
Saturday 14 September, starts 12pm and 2.30pm, FREE, but booking essential
Join residents of Hillfields on a tour of the architectural highlights of one of Bristol’s original council housing estates. Booking details
Make a Home for a Hero
Saturday 14 September, 2-4pm, FREE, drop-in family event
Calling all families! Come and get creative at St Pauls Library and Learning Centre by designing a model home for your very own hero.
100 Years of Knowle West Style Walk
Sunday 15 September, 2pm & 4pm, FREE, but booking essential
Explore the culture, history and stories of the Knowle West estate with local residents, artists and the Knowle West Media Centre. Booking details
Resident-Led Tours of Sea Mills
Sunday 15 September, 2pm & 3pm, FREE, but booking essential
Join Sea Mills residents on a tour of this inter-war council housing estate that was built on ‘garden city’ principles. Booking details
Look out for further announcements on the Homes for Heroes 100 Facebook page.