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SEDA Activities to celebrate Hutbuilding: Building Talks and Tours at Falkland, Fife

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Saturday 13th August 6pm to 7.30pm

Tuesday 16th August 5.30pm to 8pm

£15 to non-course participants - including refreshments

SEDA members are participating in a range of evening activities that are taking place at Falkland during the Hutbuilding residential course - from 3th to 19th August. SEDA members will be offering to host talks and other activities which will be open to anyone interested in attending as well as to the Hutbuilding course participants.  Talks and presentations will be offered by Mary Kelly, Matt Bridgestock and by Arc Architects – who will be combining their talk with a visit to their new cob-built park shelter for visitors at Letham Park. 

These activities will take place in the early evening after the course has finished for the day. 

On Saturday 13th August Mary Kelly will be giving a talk on 'A Modernist approach to hutbuilding' which will feature simple buildings designed and often built by architects for their own use - including works by Walter Segal and le Corbusier - and will continue with current examples lived in/ in use today. The talk will be illustrated with a range of different examples being featured and will provide plenty of opportunities for questions and answers - along with refreshments. 

On Tuesday 16th August the event will start half an hour earlier in order to accommodate the various different topics being covered! There will be a short introductory talk on the new earth structure for visitors to Letham Park - designed by Tom Morton and Arc Architects in consultation with the local community which will be followed by a visit to see the building in-situ. After this we shall return to the Stable workshops at Falkland for refreshments, questions and answers and a second talk.  

This presentation will be given by Matt Bridgestock who will talk about "The Mountaineering hut heritage in Scotland, a unique mountain resource;  the work done with the various hut custodians and ideas for new modular hut for mountain environment". His presentation will be followed by an opportunity for more questions and answers before the evening ends! 

There is a charge of £15 payable by all non-course participants - which would include refreshments. Unless otherwise stated the evening presentations will commence at 5.30pm and be held in the Stables workshop at Falkland Centre for Stewardship. Places are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served' basis. Those interested should get in touch at the earliest opportunity so that we can confirm numbers for refreshments and for the transport to the visit. More details about the visit and content of the talks will be provided on Thursday 11th August to those who have booked to attend on either (or both) occasions.

For more information or to book a place at the presentations please contact Mary Kelly: mary@segalselfbuild.co.uk


Ends: 16.08.2011