Date: Wednesday 6th December

Time: 7.30pm – 11pm (Doors open 7pm)
Age: Adults
Price: £5 entry


In this special one-off event, we have invited radical architecture publication Matzine to take over the SIDESHOW space for a night of lively debate. Matzine’s editors have put together a line-up of expert contributors to debate the topic of regeneration and ‘meanwhile’ spaces. Join Matzine for a fun and thought-provoking evening, have your say, and be part of an innovative evolving publishing project. The debate and themes that spin off from it will go on to for the content for Matzine’s 14th issue. Read more about Matzine here.

Dear citizens,

You may have heard the buzzwords: ‘pop-up’, ‘meanwhile’, ‘transient’. What do the words mean? From temporary cinemas and community gardens, to retail mini cities of stacked containers, our cities have seen an influx of projects that make use of temporary spaces. Who do these short-term projects serve? Are they ever in the public benefit? Could we make better use of vacant spaces in the city? And what is left behind once they disappear?

Our panel for the evening includes:
Tim Abrahams
Curator of the ‘Style: In Defence of…’ talks at the Sir John Soane’s Museum
Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner
Senior Curator, Designs V&A + RIBA Architecture Partnership Lead Curator
Dr Crystal Bennes
Artist, Writer and Curator
Eddie Blake
Architect at Sam Jacob Studio
Lee Ivett
Director of Baxendale

 *** Free with each ticket will be a beautiful small publication of 5 essays especially written by our esteemed guest contributors. The essays explore the theme of Renaissance.

The bar will be open from 7pm and delicious haggis toasties (veggie & vegan options) by Deeney’s will be on sale.

Please note that refunds and/or changes to ticket are available up to 7 days before course start date.