Thursday, June 13, 2013
7.30pm (doors & bar open: 6.45pm)
Gordon Giltrap & Woody Mann
Ferry Road, Teddington TW11 9NN
phone: 020 8977 7558
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A unique opportunity to see two fantastic musicians performing together.
Among guitarists and critics, Woody Mann is considered a modern master. While the blues are his touchstone, he seems to draw inspiration from every direction, blending a myriad influences with ease and grace.
The magnificent Grade II* listed building in which the Landmark is housed was formerly the Church of St Alban the Martyr.
The construction of the church was completed in 1889. The church was used for worship until the early 1970s, being informally known as the ‘Cathedral of the Thames Valley’ in recognition of its towering presence.
The church, originally designed for a congregation of 1200, became redundant and was neglected for many years.
One of the key features of the former church is its amazing pulpit. With its ornate base and soaring canopy, the pulpit is a magnificent piece of work of outstanding proportions and of a unique design, regarded by English Heritage to be a particular treasure of the building.
The pulpit’s setting was a special characteristic of St Alban’s. It is located half way down the nave - inspired, we believe, by similar placements in French churches. Anyone preaching from our pulpit would have been inaudible to those in the front half of the congregation who would have had to turn their chairs round for the sermon - and back again afterwards!!
However a passionate campaign by local people and others interested to preserve Victorian architecture meant that the building was rescued to become the home of a new charitable art centre charged with mounting a dynamic and varied arts programme for the benefit of the local community and beyond.
Tickets:£17 / £15 (£15 / £13 LAC Members)
Please check availability of tickets and confirm date / start times with the organiser before setting out, as sometimes changes are unavoidable - thank you.