The Birmingham & Midland Institute is hosting a special screening of two films as part of a tribute to Birmingham architect John Madin.

The films will be curated by Alan Clawley, architect and author of ‘Twentieth Century Architects: John Madin’.

‘Six Men: John Madin, Architect’ forms part of a 1965 BBC documentary series outlining the lives of six influential men of the day.

The film illustrates the everyday working life of the architect in the 1960s, but also sheds light on his vision of town-planning in the 1960s and his impact on the built environment.

‘Windows on Edgbaston’ from 1960 shows an interview with Mr Madin on the master plan for the development of the Calthorpe Estate.

It is believed to be an unpublished video that was possibly used at the launch of the 1962 Calthorpe estate redevelopment.

The event takes place at the Margaret Street venue on Thursday February 16 at 6pm.

Admission is £6.

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