RIBA Love Architecture Festival
The RIBA is launching the Love Architecture Festival which will run from June 15-24th. The festival aims to celebrate architecture and the built environment whilst inspiring, informing and exciting people of all ages about the built environment.
Festival activities will celebrate the amazing architecture and the buildings, streets and neighbourhoods all around us. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun through a range of action-packed events for all ages including: walks, bike rides, talks, tours, competitions, exhibitions, films and family events.
There are loads of brilliant events happening all over the country which are being delivered by a wide range of diverse groups and organisations all keen to share their passion for architecture with the wider public. Events give the public and professionals alike a great opportunity to find out more about the built environment, and many events and activities are free.
Events include our Summer Schools which we are working with John Moores University and University of Central Lancashire to deliver, giving 15-18 year olds a taster of careers in the built environment. Workshops are taking place in Liverpool and Preston.
The following are some hands on workshops that all the family can join in on.
Sat 16 June –
11am – 4pm: Sandcastle Competition, West Kirby Beach, Free
Come and show off your design skills at the Liv:Creative Sandcastle Competition. All ages and abilities welcome! Find out more here
1pm – 4pm: Jumper City, RIBA Hub, Portland Street, Manchester, Free
Take part in creating a large scale installation using recycled knitwear, which will be displayed in the Hub throughout the festival. All are welcome to drop in to this free workshop led by Jane Leach of ‘i-architect’ and Valpuri Vihriala of knitwear label ‘The Manchester Cats’. Find out more here
Sat 23 June
10am – 1pm Beat the Architect, LEGO Store, Liverpool ONE, Free
Challenge a team of architects to a LEGO – building competition. Build the fastest, build the greatest, build the best! Interested? Click here
For more information on the Love Architecture festival, visit www.lovearchitecture.org
A full events guide for activities in the region can be found at north west events