Hammersmith: Looking to the Future – an exhibition
A three day exhibition will take place in Kings Mall from Thursday June 11 – Saturday June 13 exploring the idea of the Hammersmith Flyunder and charting the history of the project. Originally conceived as an idea for the London Festival of Architecture in 2008, it was then displayed at the festival in 2012, while the Hammersmith flyover was undergoing dramatic round the clock structural repairs in the hope it would be open in time for the London 2012 Olympics. Since then the project has grown from strength to strength, gaining backing from the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority, as well as from the vast majority of Hammersmith residents and businesses. This year we will also be imagining what would happen to Hammersmith if the gyratory were to be removed and the town centre dramatically changed. Exhibiting images will show Hammersmith: Past, Present and Future and will hopefully raise some provocative questions about the future of the town centre. The exhibition will run from 12noon to 6pm each day.
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On Thursday, June 18 BBC Broadcaster John Humphrys will chair a very special Question Time style event at the newly relaunched Lyric Hammersmith. A panel of experts, including Leader of Hammersmith & Fulham Council Stephen Cowan, Global Director of Tunnelling at Halcrow Martin Knights, Head of Development for the Park Royal and Old Oak Common Development Victoria Hills and Director of Strategy and Policy at Transport for London Richard de Cani, will debate the idea of a Hammersmith tunnel and just what it would mean for the area. Tickets cost £5.
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The event will start at 7pm. The Hammersmith: Looking to the Future exhibition will be on display at the theatre from 5.30pm.