January 23, 2014
After a hectic year, the staff of NVB and Rook Lane celebrated Christmas in style with a candle lit dinner in the chapel. 2014 is set to be one of the best years yet for Rook Lane. The programme at the chapel is now managed by NVB Architects, with Rook Lane Arts Trust retaining a base at the chapel to continue their charitable activities. The venue is now known simply as “Rook Lane”, and 2014 will see the start of an ambitious new programme, incorporating contemporary visual arts, architecture events and exhibitions, and education and outreach programmes. This will run alongside the usual programme of music, performance and community events. The chapel is also now available for private hire – and continues to be a popular venue for wedding ceremonies, elegant banquets and parties.
The arts programme for the New Year has kicked off with a sell-out run of classical concerts, and will continue in February with Free the Words, an exhibition about recent adventures in outdoor literacy with school groups. There is also new series of Architecture Club talks, featuring Ed Hollis, Hugh Broughton and Tom Dykhoff, plus some rather interesting visual arts on the horizon for this summer.
We’re looking forward to 2014 – why not come and join us…?