Visits Summer 2018
Bookings for these visits are taken from MEMBERS ONLY in the first instance. If you wish to join a visit and are not a member, please contact FOGHMemSec@gmail.com
MONDAY 16TH JULY 2018 Monet and Architecture NATIONAL GALLERY
MONET & ARCHITECTURE is the first ever exhibition to explore Monet's relationship with architecture. He painted architectural structure and urban scenes throughout his career. Over 75 paintings are on display including picturesque village settings & London vistas weathered in mist.
Highlights include works from his time in Paris & Venice & his painting of Rouen Cathedral. Pictures are from privates & public collections from around the world, some never seen before.
LEAVE ARTINGTON 8.30 am
LEAVE LIBRARY 8.40 am and onto C Hall, B Farm and Sutherland Park
LEAVE NATIONAL GALLERY 3.30pm
Cost of coach, tip & entrance £29.50 Note: Please return booking slip by MAY 12th
Art Fund member £23.00
FRIDAY 3"" AUGUST 2018 DORNEY COURT & THE JURORS
A guided tour of Dorney Court, one of the finest Tudor Manor Houses in England. A Grade 1 listed house built around 1440 with family portraits, English furniture & needlework collected by the Palmer family through the generations. The adjacent thirteenth century church of St James, with Norman font and Tudor tower can be visited. On arrival, coffee & biscuits in the nearby Garden Centre (100 yards walk to house).
After the house & garden, time for lunch at the Centre or bring a picnic. Depart approx.. 2.00pm for Runnymede to see The Jurors. This is an aftwork marking 800 years since the sealing of the Magna Carta on this ancient meadow. The Jurors is formed by l2 bronze chairs, each decorated with images & symbols relating to past and ongoing struggles for freedom, rule of law & equal rights. The keys found on some seats represent prison keys & include the key to Nelson Mandela's cell on Robin lsland.
LEAVE ARTINGTON 8.50 am
LEAVE LIBRARY 9.00 am and onto C Hall, B Farm and Spectrum
LEAVE RUNNYMEDE 3.45pm (approx.)
Cost of coach, tip coffe & entrance £28.00
MONDAY 1Oth SEPTEMBER 2018 MARY ROSE & D-DAY MUSEUM
The Mary Rose 151 1-1545 has intrigued the public for a long time: it's sinking, the discovery, the famous rising, the revelation of the treasures & then the painstaking conservation programme that is now complete. The visitor will step into Tudor life with all the sights, sounds & smells of the day. The Mary Rose was home & work place to around 700 men during operations. When disaster happened, the ship was rapidly buried in very fine silt, so preserving a lot of their possessions which are on show.
Coffee & lunch available at the Dockyard. At about 2.15pm, the coach will take us to the D-Day Museum. There, the story is told in three parts: Preparation, D-Day & the Battle of Normandy, Legacy & the Overlord Embroidery.
LEAVE ARTINGTON 8.45 am
LEAVE LIBRARY 8.55 am and onto C Hall, B Farm and Spectrum
LEAVE D-DAY MUSEUM 4.00pm (approx.)
Cost of coach, tip & entrance to both sites £31.00
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