20th June 2005




A unique event at the University of Lincoln on Thursday will combine architecture,  music and jazz in a celebration of new buildings.


The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has organised three events in Lincolnshire in collaboration with the Lincolnshire Society of Architects and New Jazz 5 to mark Architecture Week 2005.


The trio of events kicks off at the Lincoln School of Architecture on Thursday 23rd June, where planners will describe the future development of the university campus and visitors will be entertained by live jazz and jazz dance.


The events aim to encourage people, in a fun and informative way, to look at buildings in their community through fresh eyes. 


Music will be provided by the Dave O’Higgins Biggish Band while the JazzCotech Dancers will be providing the dance.


Lincoln is undergoing major change, emerging from its post-industrial period and establishing for itself a new and important regional status,” said architect John Holland of New Jazz 5 who has organised the events.


“This change, taking place in a city with a world-renowned architectural and historical heritage, inevitably results in new buildings. It is important that both those who influence the design of the built environment and those who use it appreciate examples of good practice and high quality.”


The event in the University of Lincoln’s architecture building begins at 7pm with a presentation by the Lincoln City Centre masterplanning team.


The university’s team of architects will give a presentation on proposals to turn the former railway engine sheds into a student centre and a centre for performing arts.


Admission is free with a ticket obtainable from Zoe Harmston on Lincoln (01522) 886777.


For more information contact:

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager

01522 886042                         jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

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