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04.01.2016 Age: 2 yrs

Senate House to host BBC’s Antiques Roadshow

Senate House, the future home of SOAS University of London, will host BBC One’s Antiques Roadshow on 25 September 2016. The show will coincide with SOAS’ centenary celebration, beginning June 2016.

Senate House, designed by British architect Charles Holden, is a landmark Art Deco building in the heart of Bloomsbury. During the Second World War, the building was home to the Ministry of Information and inspired George Orwell’s description of the Ministry of Truth in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. In June 2016, SOAS will move into the North Block creating a single unified campus for the School.

The Antiques Roadshow’s much- loved team of experts includes many of Britain’s leading antiques and fine arts specialists, and they are all looking forward to visiting this list of fascinating venues. At each event over 30 experts will be on hand to offer free advice and valuations to visitors, who are invited to raid their attics and bring along their family heirlooms, household treasures and car-boot sale finds.

Fiona Bruce, presenter of Antiques Roadshow, said: “The best part of working on Antiques Roadshow is that we never know who or what is going to turn up on the day. The visitors, the objects they bring, their stories and the location all combine to make a fabulous experience that we aim to capture for the viewers. If you are a fan of Antiques Roadshow, curious to see behind the scenes, or just fancy a day out, I would urge you to dig out your treasures and come along – we’d love to see you!”

Simon Shaw, Antiques Roadshow Executive Editor, said: “The filming venues for 2016 are some of our most beautiful and historic yet. We will be covering the country, visiting spectacular locations, unearthing treasures and welcoming thousands of visitors for a great, free day out. Our team of experts and Fiona love nothing better than hearing people’s stories and seeing what items they bring, so we hope as many people as possible come and enjoy what our visitors consistently tell us is a fantastic day out. The University of London Senate House is doubtless a highlight of our year ahead. We are thrilled to be bringing the Roadshow team to such a special venue.”

More information on attending and what to do if you require help with large or heavy items is available at www.bbc.co.uk/antiquesroadshow.

If you have a large or heavy or particularly unusual or interesting item you would like to bring along, the team would love to hear from you, please email: antiques.roadshow@bbc.co.uk or write to Antiques Roadshow, BBC Broadcasting House, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2LR.

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