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ARCHITECTURE WEEK

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Running from 15-24 June, Architecture Week gives people up and down the country the chance to get under the skin of design. This year sees a focus on sustainability, with a range of activities from carbon-footprint measuring at the RIBA's London headquarters to the chance to build a model city from recycled materials. There will be lectures galore, including a wallow through the merits of mud and a talk by Frank Gehry. Visit www. architectureweek. org. uk for details. Here's Richard Vaughan's pick of events. . .

THE GAMES 15-24 June, British Film Institute, London A short film which is part of the British Film Institute's London Calling programme, The Games is a tongue-in-cheek look at the 2012 Olympics, as if it were taking place on the Olympic Park as it stands now. Shot by Hilary Powell, the film is part of Mediatheque's 100-title guide to the capital.

A talk on the making of the film, along with a viewing, will be held at the Building Centre at 7pm on 20 June.

BATHING BEAUTIES 15 June-2 September, Hub National Centre for Craft and Design, Lincolnshire This exhibition looks at the reinvention of the beach hut at Sleaford, near Lincoln. It has evolved from a project conceived by Michael Trainor with the aim of making a dramatic series of architectural structure for a largely forgotten 16km stretch of Lincolnshire coastline. It offers pupils a chance to learn about 'the purpose of shelters' and to make a 'linear gallery of bold new architecture'. A drop-in event at 6.30pm on 21 June goes behind the scenes.

SUNNISIDE - A GUIDED TOUR 21 June, 6-7pm, Sunderland Sunniside, the forgotten merchant city of Sunderland, is currently being revived and transformed into a thriving mixed-use urban quarter - conserving its 160 listed buildings while adding new contemporary architecture.

Officers from Sunderland City Council will be giving a guided tour from 6pm.

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