Architect and TV presenter George Clarke heading to Buxton on debut tour

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke is heading out on his debut live tour – preparing to share stories from both on and off screen as he travels the country.

By Louise Cooper
Friday, 18th March 2022, 1:59 pm
George Clarke
George Clarke

George Clarke’s Life In Amazing Architecture will visit Buxton Opera House on Friday, October 14, giving fans a glimpse behind the scenes of George’s hit TV shows, including The Restoration Man, Amazing Spaces and latest venture Remarkable Renovations.

The live shows will include audio-visual features as George shares tales from his childhood, how he was inspired to pursue architecture, and how he stumbled into TV – as well as talking audiences through some of the architectural highlights of their local area.

Announcing the tour, George said: “I’m just a storyteller, about people and about buildings. So to be going on tour, to be able to tell my story is amazing.

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"I’m looking forward to doing 20 nights around the country, to meeting lots of people, having a bit of fun and enjoying that month on the road.

“I already felt like the luckiest boy in the world to do architecture, but to travel the country talking about architecture and my life – it’s off the scale amazing.”

Alongside his flagship TV series, George has tackled the housing crisis with The Empty Homes Show, The Great British Property Scandal and George Clarke’s Council House Scandal.

Away from TV, George is an ambassador for housing-related charities including Shelter and The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. He is a trustee for the Foundation Of Light and a patron for the Civic Trust Awards and Knights Youth Centre. He is also the founder of the ground-breaking home education charity MOBIE (Ministry of Building Innovation and Education.

George had only recently established his own architecture firm while also lecturing on the subject, when he ‘stumbled’ into TV almost 20 years ago. He signed with a literary agent to get some of his academic research published and within a week, he was offered a screen test for Channel 5’s Build A New Life.

Tickets are on sale now at https://buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/boxoffice/ticket/681391 or call 01298 72190.