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Art Deco Society launches
As of June 2019 the Art Deco Society UK is officially active at https://artdecosociety.uk/. The Society aims to cover a very broad scope of subjects and activities, driven by members’ and supporters’ passions rather than academic theory. It will encompass graphic and interior design, transport, film, music and fashion as well as architecture and ceramics and explore how the era influenced and developed into other styles and disciplines and the ‘culture’ associated with those times. The Society doesn’t campaign for the preservation of particular buildings or structures but may, from time to time, use the voice of the Society to express support and backing for a particular project or cause.
The Society has a dedicated heritage Preservation Committee. The aim of the committee will be to support existing campaigns calling for the retention or restoration of notable UK buildings constructed between 1925 & 1950, and to also support listing applications and continue to compile a list of buildings at risk.
They have included Streatham Hill Theatre in their list of heritage at risk.