Launch Party

To celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Blueprint for Living will be hosting an open evening and launch party to view the artworks in a relaxed social environment.

  • Tuesday 31st May
    6:30pm - 9:00pm

Exhibition Tour

This is an opportunity for the residents of the Fitzhugh Estate to be taken on a personal tour of the exhibition by artist and curator Sharon O’Neill where she will give an insight into the story of the Estate and the work on display.

  • Wednesday 1st June
    12:00pm - 1:00pm

Artist Talk

Film maker Marc Isaacs, photographer and Blueprint for Living curator Sharon O’Neill and Justine Sambrook of the RIBA Collections will give an introduction to the work on display and discuss the themes surrounding social documentary film making, photography and working with a prominent archive collection.

  • Wednesday 1st June

Coffee Morning

We are hosting a coffee morning at the exhibition as an opportunity for residents, present and past, to gather for an informal cup of tea or coffee. Please bring along any photographs and your memories from living on the estate.

  • Thursday 2nd June


The Great Estate: The Rise and Fall of the Council House. A special screening of the acclaimed BBC4 documentary in which writer and broadcaster Michael Collins presents a thought provoking and heartwarming history of one of Britain’s greatest social revolutions – council housing.

  • Thursday 2nd June

In Conversation with Owen Hatherley

Writer, commentator on architecture and cultural politics and author of several books including Militant Modernism and The Ministry of Nostalgia, Owen Hatherley will be in conversation with John Boughton of Municipal Dreams at the Blueprint for Living exhibition. An opportunity to engage in a lively debate.

  • Friday 3rd June

Pop Up Studio

As part of the Exhibition we will be installing a ‘pop-up’ photographic portrait studio for current and former residents of the Fitzhugh Estate. A print will be given to those participating. Pop into the exhibition to book your slot or email [email protected]. Booking Necessary.

  • Friday 3rd June
    11:00am - 4:00pm

  • Saturday 4th June
    1:00pm - 3:00pm

Exhibition & Estate Tour

This is an opportunity to be taken on a personal tour of the exhibition and the Estate by artist and curator Sharon O’Neill where she will give an insight into the work on display and story of the Estate. Open to the general public. Spaces are limited. Do email [email protected] to book your place.

  • Saturday 4th June
    4:00pm - 5:00pm