GOING GOING GONE: NICK BROOMFIELD'S DISAPPEARING BRITAIN

Two iconic British buildings are threatened with demolition and the intrepid Nick Broomfield is on the case.

Originally the social hub for the super-rich, Liverpool’s Wellington Rooms, built in 1815 by Edmund Aikin, were a centrepiece for culture and community for two centuries. A Wedgwood ceiling and sprung dance floor, with classical columns, create a building of love and light.

And Cardiff’s Coal Exchange, built in 1883 by Edward Seward, is a magnificent celebration of the coal industry’s immense wealth. A glass-ceilinged exchange room with galleries on three floors and a unique lowered floor are a remarkable monument to this time.

With both buildings in a rundown state of faded glory, Nick Broomfield explores their diverse social history and meets those fighting to keep this precious architecture safe from the wrecking ball.

**** [Four Stars] THE TIMES
**** [Four Stars] THE ARTS DESK
"Broomfield’s film works as a love letter not just to one building but to Victorian streetscapes in general." RADIO TIMES

GENRES

Documentary

DURATION

1 x 59-minutes

YEAR OF PRODUCTION

2015

COUNTRY OF PRODUCTION

UK

Director

Nick Broomfield

Producer

Marc Hoeferlin

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