EW Godwin in Radio 4’s ‘Great Lives’

The “Great Lives” series on Radio 4 this week will be about EW Godwin, the designer of the Carriageworks.

Portrait of Godwin

The format of the programme is that a “famous person” selects their hero and the presenter (Mathew Parris) gets an “expert” to fill in the details of their story.

So for Godwin it’s Gary Kemp, songwriter and guitarist with Spandau Ballet.  Kemp began collecting pieces of Godwin’s work from the 1980s. He’s remained fascinated by the life and work of the man who formed part of the Aesthetic Movement in the 19th century, designed houses for Oscar Wilde and James Whistler, and influenced Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Great Lives is on Radio 4 on Tuesday 4 April at 4.30pm.  93fm in Bristol, 92-95fm elsewhere in UK or online http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_radio_fourfm

More details about the progreamme at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08kv5f6 and more on Godwin’s life in Bristol on the PRSC website.

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Mr Godwin’s Christmas Cabinet of Curiosities

Roll up, roll up, roll up…. for a Carriageworks Christmas Celebration (and a bit of a meeting) on

Wednesday 12th December from 6.30pm at The Full Moon, Stokes Croft

The meeting part of this will be to give you all a quick update about what’s going on towards the redevelopment of the Carriageworks and Westmoreland House sites, and potential community roles within this.

It would be great to see as many friends and supporters of the Carriageworks Vision as can make it.  In case you’re thinking of bidding to be a developer, there are no “conflict of interest” issues are on the agenda, so everyone is welcome.

Mr Godwin's Christmas Cabinet of Curiosities

From 7:00pm, the main event will be Mr Godwin’s Christmas Cabinet of Curiosities.  So many people have worked hard on this over the past year and a half that we want to celebrate!  We hope you will join in the festivities.

Best wishes

Lori Streich, Chair, Carriageworks Action Group