Newman Passage Re-envisaged – by KHBT and Manchester School of Architecture

Three installations in Newman Passage the identity of the mews that stems from a rich architectural heritage and famous events and stories.

The Victorian cast iron circular stair that links each level is an architectural gem in itself and is just one of countless traditional architectural elements that can be discovered in the Passage. This incredibly rich setting made the Newman Passage an ideal backdrop for film and photography shootings as well as appearing in novels and other literature. George Orwell and Thomas Dylan were regular at the Newman Arms Pub that forms one entrance into the Passage and the Pub also appeared in their novels. The small alleyway was also the backdrop for the famous film Peeping Tom that was shot here in 1959. Well-known artists and creative lived and work here and Archigram’s first office appeared to be in Newman Passage as well. Large groups appear frequently for activities such as Geocaching and Pokemon and London Walking Tours have the Newman Passage regularly on their itinerary.

Students from Karsten Huneck's (KHBT) MArch Unit USE (Urban Spatial Experimentation) of the Manchester School of Architecture are investigating the nature and the potentials of Newman Passage through proposing interventions within the whole Passage as well as utilising KHBT’s studio building and developing ideas for future proposals for Newman Passage.

3 selected interventions will be installed within the Passage and research/future proposals will be exhibited within KHBT's studio. Visitors will enter a world of the past, the present and the future passage.

From 8 June to 29 June, you can visit the following outdoor installations in Newman Passage:
The Stage / Installation that plays on the notion of the passage being a set design on the roof of KHBT's studio
Ancient Light / Artistic reinterpretation of the signage that represented the first rights to light regulations.
The Historical Mutiny of the Modern World / Assemblage of historical architectural elements in the passage.




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June 8, 2018 - June 29, 2018

10:00 - 20:00

Admission: FREE

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Image: KHBT/Symmondeep Sandher/Laura Haigh


KHBT Studio

3 Newman Passage London W1T 1EG


The studio is a small 3 storey high old brick building