An Evening with Dan Cruickshank

Thursday 25th May 2023

Join us on Thursday 25th May for an evening with Dan Cruickshank, Architectural historian, writer and BBC television presenter, in association with Towergate Insurance.

During a fascinating evening at The Garden Rooms at Tennants, Dan Cruickshank will explore the cultural history of the world through architecture, discussing how buildings are instrumental in fostering a sense of identity and pride, why they are vital to society, and why we must fight for the survival of our historic buildings. He will take a closer look at inspirational architecture in the British Isles, with a focus on much loved locations in North Yorkshire.  He will also examine how historic sites suffer during conflict and when culture and politics collide, taking sites such as Palmyra in Iraq and vulnerable sites in Ukraine as case studies.


7pm Doors
7.30pm Talk begins
8.15pm Interval for 20 minutes (approximate)
Followed by the conclusion of the lecture, Q&A and book signing
9.45pm Evening ends approximately


  • The Café will be open, serving a selection of hot dishes, with last food orders at 6.30pm *Booking recommended* The Café will remain open for drinks & cakes until the end of the interval.
  • The Gallery Bar will be open from 7pm
  • The Bistro will be open serving a special evening menu, from 4pm – 6pm (last orders 6pm). Booking strongly advised.
  • Dan Cruickshank
  • Towergate 400