What's on at The Surprise

31 May - 14 June - 20 June - 5 July 2022

A series of talks with Dan Cruickshank, historian and author of Built in Chelsea

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Dan Cruickshank is a regular presenter on the BBC, best known for his popular series AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 TREASURES and accompanying book. He has travelled extensively, filming in troubled regions including Afghanistan for the BBC Omnibus series to discover what cultural treasures remained after years of civil war and bloodshed and Iraq for UNDER FIRE, reporting on the scale of looting of Iraqi treasures.

As a leading expert on architecture and historic buildings, he is a frequent contributor to The Architects’ Journal and The Architectural Review. Dan is an active member of the Georgian Group and a member of the Architectural Panel of the National Trust.

Dates and subjects of talks: 

Tuesday 31st May: ‘Town of Palaces’ – old Riverside Chelsea

Tuesday 14th June: Royal Hospital

Monday 20th June: Artists in Chelsea

Tuesday 5th July: ‘Modern’ Chelsea – 1920s and 1930s