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Clatterfield Gardens

The properties of Clatterfield Gardens, Westcliff-on-Sea were designed by Douglas Niel Martin-Kaye a Swiss architect who moved to England to lecture in architecture in Southend-on-Sea. He was responsible for a number of buildings in the area, including the tennis pavilion in Westcliff-on-Sea. He was admitted ARIBA in 1919 and FRIBA in 1929, before leaving Essex in the 1940s, moving to London where he had a practice in Doughty Street.

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Radical Essex is a project re-examining the county in relation to radicalism in thought, lifestyle, politics and architecture. A programme of events will take place across Essex throughout 2016 and 2017, shedding light on the vibrant, pioneering thinking of the late 19th and 20th centuries. The project will celebrate the crucial role Essex has played in the history of British Modernism and its utopian ideologies under the themes ‘The Modernist County’ and ‘Arcadia for All’.

The Radical Essex site is designed by Fraser Muggeridge studio and Alex Rich, developed by Twelve.

Radical Essex is led by Focal Point Gallery in collaboration with Visit Essex and Firstsite. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England it forms part of the country wide Cultural Destinations programme, a partnership with VisitEngland, supporting arts organisations to work with the tourism sector to deliver projects that maximise the impact culture has on local economies.

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