Kew Gardens

WEDNESDAY 19 SEPTEMBER 2018

Dear Little Kew

Following on from April’s lecture on Kew Palace, we have arranged a full day’s outing to Kew. There is so much to see and do in this 250-year-old World Heritage Site. A world-famous botanical garden of course but one can also visit Kew Palace itself, Queen Charlotte’s cottage, several conservatories including the newly restored Temperate Conservatory, the tree top walkway and the Marianne North Gallery of botanical art. Many of us will have visited Kew before, but it will undoubtedly have developed and improved since your last visit, and offers a host of opportunities for dining (and shopping of course) and there are enough indoor attractions to make the weather less of a worry.

We will leave Blockley at 8.30 and Stow-on-the-Wold at 8.45.
We will have coffee on arrival, a guided tour of Kew Palace and for the rest of the day you will be free to follow your interests around the garden.

Cost: Members and waiting list £34, Guests £36
Please send your cheque and the completed booking form by
3 September 2018 to
George Derbyshire, 53 Mosedale, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0HP
(01608 652586 george.derbyshire@btinternet.com)

BACS payments to The Arts Society Blockley,
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Augustus John - Washing day

WEDNESDAY 22 MAY 2019

A day out with Ted and John

Our day is spent in the historic Cathedral Close in Salisbury.
Arundells is one of the finest houses in the Close and was the retirement home of Edward Heath. Musician, soldier, sailor, statesman, he led a varied life which is commemorated in this beautiful house, full of his diverse and very personal collection of art work, photographs, sailing memorabilia and political cartoons. The peaceful garden, which runs down to the confluence of two rivers, enjoys spectacular views of Salisbury Cathedral.
Augustus John (1878-1961) was a leader of post-impressionism in Britain and a significant artist of the first half of the twentieth century. His critical reputation is on the rise, encouraged by a forthcoming biography by David Boyd Haycock (who led our special interest day in March 2018). He has curated a new exhibition at the Salisbury Museum.

The cost includes coffee and biscuits on arrival, entry to the Museum and an introductory talk to the Exhibition and a guided tour of Arundells. There will be ample free time to explore the Close and its attractions which include the Cathedral and Monpesson House (NT).
We will leave Blockley at 8.45 and Stow-on-the-Wold at 9.00.

Cost: Members and waiting list £38, Guests £40
Please send your cheque and the completed booking form by 1 May 2019 to
George Derbyshire, 53 Mosedale, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0HP
(01608 652586 george.derbyshire@btinternet.com)

BACS payments to The Arts Society Blockley,
sort code 30-95-75, account number 00088105   
Please include your name as reference when paying by BACS

Booking Form