Open House London Festival 2021
4 – 12 September 2021
Local London will explore community buildings, libraries, local arts, pubs and community public realm, giving Londoners an opportunity to show their pride in the areas and institutions that have influenced their communities
Global London will explore global architects, global arts and culture as well as globally influencing urban design, allowing an opportunity to put London into the wider cultural landscape of global cities and design
Architecture and Wellbeing will promote mental health and wellbeing with visits to mindful architecture and quiet tours exploring off the beaten track and undiscovered areas. We will be taking advantage of experimental event formats to engage with the city in new ways
We’ll also be exploring ideas around the intersection of architecture and food as well as architecture and education to celebrate the reopening of the hospitality industry and the importance of London’s educational sites that have been missed during the pandemic.
Read more here https://open-city.org.uk/open-house
Monumental Art Deco exterior belying elaborate and varied interior decoration: extensive use of mosaic, stained glass, decorated ceilings and lighting.
Read more about the history here https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/436
Event: 4 & 5 September 2021
Mark Masons’ Hall
This stunning Victorian building is situated next door to St James’s Palace. Fronted in stone, the style is ‘Grosvenor Hotel’ Italianate. Coarse foliage ornament fronts the building, the grand interiors adapted for Masonic use in the 1970s.
Read more about the history here https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/4711
Event: 12 September 2021
Recent Articles: in this series
Freemasonry in Iowa
Editor Philippa Lee discovers Freemasonry in Iowa and takes a tour around the hidden mysteries of the Iowa Masonic Library & Museums
Freemasons Open House London
Both Freemasons' Hall and Mark Masons' Hall are open to the public during the open house London event taking place in September 2021
Egyptomania in Australia
A look at the fascination with Egyptomania and Masonic Temples in Australia
Queensland's Masonic Memorial Centre
In honour of ANZAC Day on 25 April - we look at one of the two specifically dedicated Masonic Memorials in the world, and how Freemasons in Australia and New Zealand continue to honour those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Open House at Mark Masons' Hall, London
Virtual Open House Tour of Mark Masons' Hall, London
Museum of Freemasonry
What's on at The Library and Museum of Freemasonry in London
A sneak look inside Freimaurermuseum in Germany
Masonic Museum Switzerland
Virtual video tour of the Museum with a very compelling introduction into Freemasonry.
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