History of Royal Arcade in Norwich to be topic of talk

The Royal Arcade, George Skipper�s masterpiece. Photo by @steversilk

The Royal Arcade, George Skipper�s masterpiece. Photo by @steversilk - Credit: Archant

David Bussey will be repeating his lecture on the Decorations of the Royal Arcade on Tuesday at 7.30pm at The Assembly House in Theatre Street.

While the number of attendees at the same event in February meant people had to be turned away, there will now be another opportunity to hear Mr Bussey describe how the Royal Arcade is the joint achievement of architect George Skipper and William Neatby, head of architectural ceramics at Doulton's factory in Lambeth.

The talk will explore how the arcade reflects both Neatby's own development as an artist and late 19th century aesthetic ideas.

It will also look at the presence of Neatby's hand in three other local buildings, including Skipper's baroque headquarters for Norwich Union Life Insurance in Surrey Street, where a hidden secret will be revealed.

Admission is £5 at the door.

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