Celebrating legacy of Zaha Hadid

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Architects and designers will pay tribute at the Charleston Festival to the late Zaha Hadid, the RIBA Gold Medallist who died just weeks before she was due to speak at the event on Bank Holiday Monday (May 30).

Artistic director Diana Reich felt it was important is to honour her with a tribute involving people who worked with her and with the Maggie’s Cancer Care Centres, a project close to her heart. The centre in Fife was Zaha’s first built work in the UK.

Taking part on May 30 will be landscape designer Sir Charles Jencks, architect, sculptor and co-founder of the centres. He will be joined by Farshid Moussavi RA, Professor of the Practice of Architecture at Harvard. Her recent work includes Victoria Beckham’s flagship London store.

Patrik Schumacher, director and designer at Zaha Hadid Architects, completes the line-up. He worked with Zaha all over the world and is currently taking the lead in major projects which they had initiated together.

Diana Reich said: “I hope as many people as possible will want to share in this tribute to a great architect – the first woman to be awarded the RIBA’s Gold Medal.”

Anyone without tickets who would like to attend should keep checking the box office for availability.

Ticket holders for the original event are being notified directly by Charleston and those not wishing to attend and requiring a refund should send their unused tickets as soon as possible to Festivals, Charleston, Firle, East Sussex, BN8 6LL. Those requiring a refund on tickets purchased from the Brighton Dome ticket office should ring 01273-709709 or take their unused tickets in person to 29 New Road, Brighton, BN1 1UG.

Extra tickets are being made available throughout the festival, among them events previously sold out - go to www.charleston.org.uk or call Brighton Dome on 01273-709709 for availability. By Carole Buchan