Bandstands: London’s Pavilions for Music, Leisure and Entertainment

Bandstands: London’s Pavilions for Music, Leisure and Entertainment

8th Oct 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm

at The Gardens Trust, Cowcross Street

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Lecture by Paul Rabbitts

The origins of the bandstand lie in the music pavilions of 18th-century pleasure gardens, but their heyday coincided with the growth of public parks and the development of cast iron in the mid-19th century, resulting in a combination of fantasy architecture and popular music free to all.  Although many have disappeared in economies, bandstands are now enjoying a revival.

Monday evenings, 7-8 pm (6.30 for a glass of wine).T he Gallery, 70-77 Cowcross Street (Entrance: through courtyard to far end, down stairs). London EC1M 6EL