Forthcoming Events

Members’ Screening: New Town Utopia

Series : Members' AA Cinema Screening
Date : November 13 2018
Time : 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location : AA Cinema

Join us for an exclusive screening of Christopher Ian Smith’s New Town Utopia, 2017.

New Town Utopia is a documentary feature about utopian dreams and concrete realities… the challenging, funny, and sometimes tragic story of the British new town of Basildon, Essex.

A journey of memory, place and performance guided by the artists, musicians and poets of Basildon. Facing austerity, adversity and personal battles they are individuals driven by their creative spirit to improve their community through art, poetry, music… and some rather angry puppets.

New Town Utopia features Oscar-winning actor Jim Broadbent (Iris, Topsy-Turvy, Moulin Rouge) as the voice of Lewis Silkin MP. Directed by Christopher Ian Smith ( and Executive Produced by Margaret Matheson (Scum, Sid and Nancy, Sleep Furiously). You can follow our progress on Facebook, Twitter + Instagram by clicking below.

Only open to AA Members. Book your place using the form below.


Silver Gala

Series : Silver Gala
Date : November 17 2018
Time : 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location :
Ticket Price : £500.00


Silver Gala


Saturday 17 November 2018
36 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES



350 spaces available BOOK / VIEW

DSDHA – Tour of Smithson Plaza

Series : Building Visit
Date : November 20 2018
Time : 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location : Smithson Plaza (The Economist Building)
Ticket Price : £5.00


Completed by Alison and Peter Smithson in 1964 for the Economist and acquired by Tishman Speyer in 2016, the Economist Plaza has now been renamed ‘Smithson Plaza’ in honour of the original architects.

DSDHA are proud to be restoring this iconic complex: one of London’s most significant urban landmarks and public spaces; widely appreciated internationally as a triumph of Brutalist architecture.

Having considered the impact of incremental changes since 1964 – the Smithsons themselves made alterations to their project before SOM architects’ major reworking in the 90s – DSDHA have assessed what might be preserved or changed and have developed a phased restoration framework for the complex’s sensitive restoration and substantial upgrade.

DSDHA’s interventions create sustainable workspaces and new flexible facilities as well as maintaining this unique public space for the city. Their design has been guided by a rigorous methodology, devised in conversation with distinguished scholars and experts and informed by extensive historical research and in-depth forensic investigations on the fabric of the Plaza.


Only open to AA Members. Book your place using the form below.

Image Credit: 2018 © Michael Carapetian


12 spaces available BOOK / VIEW

Members’ Screening: Mountain

Series : Members' AA Cinema Screening
Date : December 11 2018
Time : 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location : AA Cinema

Join us for an exclusive screening of Jennifer Peedom’s Mountain, 2018.

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty, an upper world to be shunned, not sought out. Why do mountains now hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives? From Tibet to Australia, Alaska to Norway armed with drones, Go-Pros and helicopters, director Jennifer Peedom has fashioned an astonishing symphony of mountaineers, ice climbers, free soloists, heliskiers, snowboarders, wingsuiters and parachuting mountain bikers. Willem Dafoe provides a narration sampled from British mountaineer Robert Macfarlane’s acclaimed memoir Mountains of the Mind , and a classical score from the Australian Chamber Orchestra accompanies this majestic cinematic experience.

Only open to AA Members. Book your place using the form below.