Programme

Past events

Love Architecture : Guided walk of Leicester's Cultural Quarter

Leicester's Cultural Quarter

Leicester has undergone significant culture-led regeneration with areas transforming into new, vibrant and exciting places.
Discover more about Leicester’s Cultural Quarter by joining an informative, architect-led guided walk covering the history and recent transformation of the area from hosiery and boot making to today’s creative industries. Architect Nils Feldmann, on behalf of the Leicestershire and Rutland Society of Architects, will expertly guide visitors around the Cultural Quarter. The walk will include the LCB Depot, Curve, Maker’s Yard and the Phoenix. Not to be missed!
Meet at 10am in the Lightbox gallery in our local architecture exhibition at LCB Depot, then join us for a tour (10am-12pm) of the Cultural Quarter.

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

Love Architecture Family Event : paper modelling of the city

LCB Depot

“We started building our on city maps three weeks previous. Come and join our team to continue to build your very own paper model to place on our city map. Previous attendance is not essential. Our team of professionals will be on hand with help and advice. Drop in for 5 minutes, or stay for the whole session, it’s completely up to you – and how intricate your design is! This event was a great success in previous years and we do hope you will come and join us. There’s no need to book your tickets if you just fancy popping along between 12pm and 3pm on the day, but we’d love to know in advance if you’re thinking of joining us. There’s no age limit on playing and exploring so all are welcome to come along and get creative. Teams are also welcome, but remember to bring your own adult – no unaccompanied children, please.”

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

Love Architecture : Meet The Architect

LCB Depot

A rare opportunity for people across Leicestershire and Rutland to meet our RIBA architects with a free one-to-one half-hour design consultation.
Bring any home or design query; whether you are looking for advice to create more space in your home, or are looking for ways to bring in more natural light, our architects will do their best to help you. You do not need to be planning a “Grand Designs” style house to come along to LCB Depot between 12pm and 3pm and talk to a professional, but we would recommend bringing plans (if you have them) and photographs of your existing space.

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

Last Friday street food night : Design Season closing party

LCB Depot

LCB Depot’s monthly street food night doubles as the closing party for Leicester Design Season on Friday 29th October!

Food, drink, music, comedy, art – and more, 5-10pm, £2 entry.

 

Love Architecture Pecha Kucha

LCB Depot

EH Smith presents – What the brick industry is doing to drive sustainability

Three speakers from Ibstock, IG and Marshalls will give a presentation based on the theme of Climate Challenge 2030 and what they have done and are doing to drive sustainability through their respective businesses.

Ibstock Brick – Clay Facing Bricks & Build Systems – Emily Landsborough / Rob Saunders & Josh Cox will attend

Marshalls Bricks & Masonry – Concrete products manufacturer based on their facing bricks and reconstituted walling stone – Presenter to be confirmed

IG Masonry Support – Brick Slip Panel Systems / Boss A1 (Brick on Soffit System)– Jemma Ison will present on the evening

A Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event, 6-8pm.

Sponsored by EH Smith, one of the largest independent builders’ merchants in the UK.

Love Architecture Pub Crawl

Join our architects and RIBA staff as we take in some of the most architecturally significant pubs in Leicester. This is a relaxed event, with generous times (3 – 7pm) and no pressure to drink at each venue. The venue list will be available for all on our website after the event for you to visit at your own pace.

Starts at The Bowling Green, 44 Oxford Street, Leicester LE1 5XW.

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

Guided Walk : Leicester's Cathedral quarter

Leicester's Cathedral quarter

“Having retraced a series of plaques in the city centre, marked for the 1984 LRSA Trail, which had until that point been a complete mystery to us! Some serious investigation later and we have uncovered a map of the 1984 trail highlighting the most important public spaces and vistas in the city.”

Local architects David Hickman and Adam Smith of Hickman & Smith will take the lead of this tour, focusing on areas, buildings and views at the established LRSA Trail stations around the Cathedral Quarter.
Join our architects and see this part of the city in a whole new light!

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

Love Architecture Family Event

LCB Depot

“We started building our on city maps two weeks previous. Come and join our team to continue to build your very own paper model to place on our city map. Previous attendance is not essential. Our team of professionals will be on hand with help and advice. Drop in for 5 minutes, or stay for the whole session, it’s completely up to you – and how intricate your design is! This event was a great success in previous years and we do hope you will come and join us. There’s no need to book your tickets if you just fancy popping along between 12pm and 3pm on the day, but we’d love to know in advance if you’re thinking of joining us. There’s no age limit on playing and exploring so all are welcome to come along and get creative. Teams are also welcome, but remember to bring your own adult – no unaccompanied children, please.”

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

Love Architecture : Pecha Kucha - Reinvention, re-use, reduce, recycle

LCB Depot

Bringing together professionals across the creative industries of Leicestershire and Rutland to discuss their interpretation around the subject (speakers TBC).
This is a laid-back and entertaining take on presenting. Each presentation includes 20 slides, each displayed for only 20 seconds before automatically switching to the next slide – whether the presenter is prepared or not!
Be ready for an entertaining and informative series of presentations from some of Leicester’s best creatives, in the home of creative business in Leicester. Followed by refreshments and an opportunity to network and possibly meet some of our brave speakers!
Powered by Pecha Kucha.

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

Sponsored by Tobermore, manufacturers and experts in block paving, paving flags, kerbs, edging and walling products.

Love Architecture Planning Series : City Centres - ideas on the way forward

LCB Depot and online

A look at how ‘city centres’ should respond to the new world. The intention is that firstly there will be a review of the threats to bricks and mortar operations within city centres. This will to be followed by the business experiences of successful entrepreneurs who have successfully combined growing city centre physically based businesses with varied business models that have utilised the strengths of different formats. Cities are ultimately about people and the urban experience, so can the right people with the right support ensure City centres remain vital in the twenty first century?

Book for the online event at Eventbrite

Leicestershire & Rutland Society of Architects Love Architecture event.

See link below to book for attendance at LCB Depot, Weds 20 Oct 6-8pm