It has been 10 years since the very first nationwide architectural 'celebration' was rolled out. Running in tandem with London's Architecture Biennale (see opposite), there are now more than 800 separate events on offer up and down the country. Activities include talks, walks, shows and visits around new buildings. Among the more unusual events is Architecture Week's first downloadable 'podwalk', narrated by Richard Rogers, and an Archi-jog around Newcastle's 'finest contemporary architecture.' Details of all the events can be found at www.architectureweek. org. uk Here is a pick of the bunch?
THE SMITHS IS DEAD: ICONIC IMAGES FROM THE DIRTY OLD TOWN 16-18 June and 24-25 June, 12pm-4pm, Salford Lads' Club, Coronation Street, Salford This exhibition celebrates the significance of Salford's red brick streets and marks the 20th anniversary of Stephen Wright's famous photograph of the '80s pop band The Smiths, taken outside the lads' club. For more information call 0161 8724437.
Elsewhere, across the Pennines in Bradford, the 'I Shot Norman Foster' photographic show lands at Urban Splash's Lister Mill redevelopment. The exhibition runs from tomorrow (16 June) until 25 June and is open from 12pm-5pm.
ARCHITECTONICS 16-25 June, opens 10am, Urbis, Manchester Manchester's architecture is the inspiration for a collection of new jewellery pieces designed by 10 artists from the Manchester Jewellers' network. The show includes this necklace (below) by Lisa Thornton, based on Arup Associates' City of Manchester Stadium. But if you prefer high rise to high fashion why not join the Institute of Urban Dreaming on a tour of the city's towers.
You even get to have a cup of tea and a biscuit with a resident. Contact Richard Healy at Cube on 0161 2375525 or richard. healy@cube. org. uk
LAUNCH EVENT AND FILM FESTIVAL 16 June, 6-8pm, Fort Dunlop, Birmingham National Architecture Week kicks off tomorrow night with a show headlined by aerial dancers Gravity and Levity at Shedkm's Fort Dunlop development. The former tyre factory will also be the venue for the screening on 21 June of the '60s classic film Dr Strangelove, chosen by Birmingham's Glenn Howells, as part of the week's architectural film festival. Movies selected by the likes of Adam Caruso and Rem Koolhaas will be shown at the city-centre Custard Factory. For more information contact festival organisers Fierce on 0121 2448084.