Late night at The Court
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Court adjourned! Twilight hours at the Supreme Court
Thursday 15 May 2014
1800 to 2100
Last admission 2030
The UK Supreme Court
Take part in an after-hours journey around the UK Supreme Court:
- Explore our unique renovated Grade II* listed heritage building (photography encouraged!)
- Find out more about the work of the highest court in the land
- Enjoy a drink to the sound of live jazz in our magnificent wood-panelled lobby
There will also be limited space available in courtrooms (on a first seated basis) for the following entertainment, with each session repeated twice over the course of the evening:
- Watch legally-inspired theatre performed by Inner Temple Drama Society
- See court artist Isobel Williams illustrate the daytime work of the Justices and lawyers who work here
- Hear from Hugh Feilden, whose firm designed the plans for the renovation of the Middlesex Guildhall to become the UK Supreme Court
(plus Eventbrite booking fee)
Available on-line only through Eventbrite.
Interpreting justice: an overview of the building of the UK Supreme Court
Hugh Feilden is partner at Feilden+Mawson, the architectural firm which led the design of the refurbished home for the new Supreme Court. In his talk, Hugh will explore the key opportunities and challenges which faced his team in the renovation of the Middlesex Guildhall, a Grade II* listed building, and how they sought to interpret and communicate the building's new function through their designs. Hugh is accredited by the RIBA as a Specialist Conservation Architect, and is Chair of the RIBA Conservation Group.
Drawing justice: personal impressions in words and drawings
Isobel Williams is an independent blogger-with-a-difference who occasionally observes the Supreme Court from the public benches, giving the layperson's perspective. To illuminate her writing, she rapidly draws the people and scenes around her. In her copiously illustrated talk, she will explain her trajectory from the life studio to the courtroom via drawing homeless people and protesters.
Performing justice: legal scenes by Inner Temple Drama Society
Inner Temple Drama Society is one of the youngest societies at Inner Temple and past performances have starred actors from all walks of legal life. Tonight, for one night only, the society will perform in the grand setting of Court 1.