Architecture Librarian’s ARCLIB – Spring Visit to Olympic Park


The Fun Palace – Caroline Bird

“The Fun Palace” tribute to Joan Littlewood, features a poem by Caroline Bird to honour  her vision along with the architect Cedric Price with the preservation of The Theatre Royal Stratford East.

ARCLIB Spring Vist 21st April 2015 to Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park

On a sunny day seventeen ARCLIB members visited the ArcelorMittal Orbit by Sir Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond. A 114.5 metres tall sculpture made from recycled steel, part of the tour of Art in the Park. We also visited the serene Aquatics Centre, Ken Shuttleworth’s Copper Box Arena, Lee Valley Velopark and a view of the main stadium being converted for the West Ham football club. We also had a treat with an excellent Blue Badge guided tour by Simon with prospective sites for Olympicopolis and coach ride around the park and surrounding East London down to  Royal Docks.

Organised for ARCLIB by Carla Marchesan, Librarian & Tutor, The Prince’s Foundation & Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, &

Thanks to Carla Marchesan for her photograph. The poem is printed on the wooden construction which masks some kind of electrical box and carries a “Danger of Death” sign alongside the poem which we found amusing.

Our 2015 Conference will be hosted by

Arts University Bournemouth, 8th – 10th July 2015

Making Libraries, Making Information, Making Architecture


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