September - Heritage Open Days launched
September is the time for culture vultures to get together for lot of free events round Britain.
Today a street in Brighton where local residents have discovered 100 years of household secrets will host the launch of Heritage Open Days 2009, Britain’s biggest and most diverse celebration of architecture, history and culture.
Over 4,000 places across the country are opening their doors for free as part of Heritage Open Days which takes place between 10th and 13th September 2009.
Heritage Open Days offers something for everyone - from a rare opportunity to step inside privately owned eco-homes that are using the latest green technology, the chance to explore Stockport’s fascinating labyrinth of tunnels built for shelter during the air raids of World War II, to a glimpse inside the legendary Morecambe Winter Gardens, closed since 1977 and a rare chance to view the papers of Sir Winston Churchill and Baroness Thatcher at the Churchill Archives and College Library in Cambridge."
and for Londoners, there is Open House on the 19th & 20th September:
Open House London 2009
The dates for 2009 are 19 & 20 September.
"Open House London is the Capital's largest architectural showcase, is now in its 17th year, and is taking place on 19 & 20 September 2009.
It is a simple but powerful concept: in celebration of design excellence, 700 buildings of every conceivable type, shape and size will open their doors to Londoners completely for free. For one weekend in the year, Londoners come together exploring all corners of the Capital, inspired by the power of architecture to transform the quality of our lives"