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Thursday, 1 April 2010

"The History of the City" from In Our Time

Above: Victorian London around 1900 via mdavids2000 on Flickr

Now available on the iPlayer, two editions of Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time on "The History of the City".

The first programme takes the long view from Mesopotamia in the 8th Century BC up until the milestone of London passing 1 million inhabitants in 1801. The second episode, which aired this morning, focuses on the explosion of development from the 19th century to the present which has transformed both city centres and vast swathes of their surrounding landscapes.

Panelists include Peter Hall, Tristram Hunt and Ricky Burdett.

BBC Radio 4: In Our Time - The History of the City, Part 1 and Part 2

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Bill Drummond on his connections to Belfast

Above: Bill Drummond with his Belfast twin city sign - via Moochin Photoman on Flickr

Having been visiting Belfast for 50 years, Bill Drummond goes on a "re-imaginative" tour of the city, discussing architectural heritage with Marcus Patton, the docks with Glenn Patterson, the city's acoustics (including Fountain Street) with Florian Hollerweger and Victoria Square and the Cathedral Quarter with Marie-Louise Muir.

"For me, Belfast will always be a place where the imagination can take flight," says Drummond.

(Thanks to Alan in Belfast for the link.)

Friday, 13 March 2009

Crumlin Road courthouse fire

Lots of coverage this morning of yesterday's fire at the disused Crumlin Road courthouse.

BBC News: Blaze destroyed 40% of courthouse
BBC News: Fire at landmark city courthouse (video)
BT: Blaze at old Crumlin Road Courthouse was arson
Lots of pictures on Flickr

RSUA president Dawson Stelfox profiled the Crumlin Road Jail and Courthouse on RTE Radio 1's Architect's Eye in April 2008 - the programme is available here (click 'Listen again to the programme' to listen).