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London Exhibition

A new exhibition of secular and sacred architecture curated by the Architecture Foundation features a new building at Soulton.

The exhibition and one day festival looked at and discussed  "the changing nature of sacred architecture in Britain through the presentation of 23 buildings designed in the past decade", and the exhibition itself was included in The Guardian's "photography, art and architecture picks for 2020"=

The show was previewed in the Church Times here, which said the barrow:

"[a]nswer[ed] a demand for spiritual expression among the growing section of British society that identifies with no specific faith... based on neolithic precedents.."

The Financial Times reviewed the show here (£), and said of the monument at Soulton:

Most esoteric of all, yet also strangely sympathetic, is the Soulton Long Barrow, a neo-neolithic mound of stone and earth designed to store the cremated remains of... any religion or none.

The the Journal of the Royal Institute of British Architects, considered the barrow in an article called Faith buildings extend inclusivity in changing times, which noted:

"the walk through the landscape to the barrow is part of the memorial experience for those visiting... this process, combined with the ancient form of the barrow and the rituals the visitors choose to conduct, is deeply comforting both for those of faith and for those with none.."

Social media from the exhibition is below. 


London Exhibition

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Soulton Hall, Soulton, Nr. Wem, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 5RS