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Lutyens’ legacy explored at free talk

Published on Monday, June 25, 2018

THE life and work of celebrated architect Sir Edwin Lutyens – who designed Victoria Park’s Arch of Remembrance – will be explored in a talk by his great-nephew.

Martin Lutyens, who is also chairman of The Lutyens Trust, will present ‘From Country House to Viceroy’s House: A journey with Edwin Lutyens’ at New Walk Museum on Wednesday (27 Jun) from 6pm.

The talk is funded through the Story of Parks Project, in collaboration with the Urban Observatory’s City Series Lectures.

Mr Lutyens will explore how Sir Edwin came to be the most celebrated British architect of his day, describing how his style matured and evolved, from the early houses which made his name, through grander houses, public buildings and memorials, leading onto the building, over almost 20 years, of New Delhi in India.

Along with the grand war memorial, Lutyens also designed Victoria Park’s lodge buildings and ornate wrought iron gates on London Road and at the entrance to Peace Walk.

The talk is free to attend but places must be booked in advance at

Story of Parks is a Heritage Lottery funded project focusing on bringing to life the fascinating heritage of Leicester’s parks and green spaces and engaging the local community with a variety of events.

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