On Saturday 22 September 2018 Philippe Menache will speak about his book: “Church Tourism in South Africa – A Travel Odyssey” which seeks to expose the extraordinary variety and beauty of South Africa's ecclesiastical architecture.
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, architects came to South Africa from different parts of Europe and elsewhere, and their different architectural approaches have resulted in the legacy that we have today. Philippe and his co-author, Darryl Earl David, placed more emphasis on country towns and villages rather than the big cities – the rationale behind this was that in the platteland, the church building is often the most prominent feature, and provides both the focus and visual dominant in the town / village.
Date: 22 September 2018 14h30
Venue: SASNEV. Directions: From the N2 take the M52 off ramp (Raapenberg Rd/Forest Drive) to Pinelands. From Forest Drive turn left into Forest Place, right into Central Avenue and then to 4 Central Square. Parking: in the street.
Duration: 1 hour.
Price: R50 per person
Organiser: Andrew Jones (082 928 2808)
Co-sponsored by Conservator Trust. Tea/coffee & biscuits included. Wheelchair access.
Hosted by the Simon van der Stel Foundation Heritage Foundation Bookings made via the email on firstname.lastname@example.org. All the bookings are done through the secretary, Pat Benbow-Hebbert. Office hours (Mon – Fri 08:30 – 13:00).