Arts Courses

Chester knows a bit about walls and the time it takes to build them, and both are reflected in its Storyhouse theatre. Bennetts Associates added to the redundant 1930s Odeon cinema to create a state of the art cultural complex – but insisted the extension respect its ancient context. The cinema’s ‘Jacobean’ bricks were made in a defunct North Wales brick foundry, but Bennetts chose a bespoke clay brick developed with Cumbria-based Furness Brick, using nearly 124,000. The clay mix has been immortalised as its ‘Theatre Blend’.

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Sight, sound and touch at Tate Modern’s In Real Life

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Cultural destruction is a powerful way to attack a nation’s people. This show at the Imperial War Museum investigates the targeting and saving of heritage

‘When our cultural heritage is lost, so are people'

Top flight football is all about ambience – and Tottenham Hotspur’s new roof on its London stadium creates a cauldron of atmosphere to steal the show

Populous steals the show with its new stadium roof

The first of three articles in this season’s Norbord User Guide shows how SterlingOSB Zero helped build north London’s award winning Blue House Yard

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