October 2019

Underground Cathedrals

Welcome to The Arts Society Uckfield, Lewes & Newick
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 14:30
Weald Hall
Uckfield Civic Centre Uckfield TN22 1AE

The World-Class Art, Architecture and Design of the London Underground

The world’s first underground railway has a unique heritage of architecture, ingenious design, powerful advertising posters and calligraphy. This lecture plots its development, examines the legacy of Frank Pick and Charles Holden, studies its iconic posters and celebrates the award-winning architecture of the Jubilee Line extension. Some of the new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) stations designed by top world-class architects will feature too.


Mr Ian Swankie

A Londoner with a passion for art and architecture, Ian is an official guide at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Guildhall Art Gallery and St Paul’s Cathedral, and gives tours around each venue. He is also a qualified and active freelance London guide and leads regular tours for various corporations and organisations. Since 2012 he has led a popular weekly independent art lecture group in his home town of Richmond in West London. He is a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Art Scholars, one of the City livery companies.