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The Turn End Trust is presenting a unique film for its first public showing on Thursday evening 31st August, at the Youth & Community Centre.

Filmed through all four seasons, Turn End captures how architect Peter Aldington masterly designed the houses and garden as one, making the garden a natural extension to the house. It goes right to the heart of the controversy of what is desirable housing development in country villages.

Locally disparaged by some 50 years ago, Turn End has since been judged as a shining example of how a modern approach can embrace both the past and the contemporary. By then creating a little bit of village of the 20th century within the wychert walls of Haddenham, what Peter and his wife Margaret went on to achieve at Turn End breathed new life into vernacular building traditions. To then embrace their three courtyard single storey homes with individual but connected gardens, under the many mature trees which they saved, makes Turn End an integrated masterpiece of indoor and outdoor rooms of our time.

This first showing of the 45 minute long film will be followed by questions and discussions with Murray Grigor, Hamid Shams and Peter Aldington. It is being hosted by the Trustees of the Turn End Trust and the Haddenham Museum Trust. More showings of the film will be held in London and possibly Oxford.

The filmmakers: Murray Grigor OBE is an internationally acclaimed film director who has made over 50 films since the late 1960s with a focus on arts and architecture documentaries. His subjects include Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Robert Adam, Frank Lloyd Wright, Carlo Scarpa and Sir John Soane.

Hamid Shams, Director of Photography, has been a filmmaker for over 25 years. He has also produced, edited and directed several several works.

Doors will open at 6.30pm at the Youth & Community Centre and the film commences at 7.00pm.

Tickets are £5 (which includes refreshments) and are available from Blooming Fruity on Banks Parade, the Egg House butchers at Church End, or online (with a booking fee) here.

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