Sirius Centre Cobh are presenting a Public Talk by Tom Spalding Saturday 18th Feburary 2pm
This public talk is a lively, illustrated tour through the Sirius Arts Centre, focusing on its design and architecture. Completed in 1854 for the Royal Cork Yacht Club and designed by notable English architect, Anthony Salvin, it operated for over a century as its clubhouse. Since then it was used by University College Cork, prior to becoming an arts centre in the 1990s. Amongst other things, the talk will examine the way the spaces in the building were used in the past, some of the people who lived here, the different meanings of the materials and finishes it is constructed from and the changes it has undergone in the last 169 years. People with an interest in the history of Cobh, of the RCYC, of architecture or of social history should find this event stimulating!
Tom Spalding holds a PhD in design history from the Technological University Dublin and he is the author of a number of books on Cork and has worked as a consulting historian with the Sirius Arts Centre, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork City Council and the University of Leicester.
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