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Next year’s London Festival of Architecture boasts wide range of events

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The programme for the London Festival of Architecture has been officially unveiled

The programme for the London Festival of Architecture has been officially unveiled, with the festival boasting a bigger and bolder list of events then ever before.

Formerly the London Biennale, the festival will now run for an entire month rather than a week, and will be hosted in association with Design for London.

The programme, unveiled at Grimshaw Architects’ new Paul O’Gorman cancer-research building in central London, will focus around five major hubs across the capital offering lectures, exhibitions and temporary structures based on the theme ‘FRESH!’.

The hubs will be based in Chelsea, Kensington and Knightsbridge; King’s Cross, Bloomsbury and Covent Garden; Clerkenwell and the City of London; Southwark and South Bank; and Canary Wharf, Stratford and Thames Gateway, and will be connected by a special Thames boat service and cycle routes.

Festival director Peter Murray said: ‘The success of and popularity of the biennial festival reflects the enormous interest that Londoners have in the changes that are happening across the capital.’

Among the speakers over the month long event will be Stirling Prize finalist David Chipperfield and novelist Peter Ackroyd.

One of the stranger events billed is entitled Pecha Kucha Proms, to take place at the Royal Albert Hall. A number of speakers will give a talk based on 20 slides, each of which will shown for only 20 seconds.

For more information visit www.lfa2008.org.

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