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13 September 2018CHARLESTON HOUSE TOUR FIRLE & FARLEYS HOUSE TOUR, CHIDDINGLY, East Sussex
10 July 2018HIGHCLERE CASTLE (Downton Abbey) INCLUDING THE EGYPTIAN EXHIBITION
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11 October 2017Visit to Windsor Castle, Royal County of Berkshire
17 July 2017Visit to Jane Austen’s House Museum, Chawton and Winchester Cathedral
15 June 2017Visit to Royal Botanical Gardens Kew, Richmond
28 March 2017GUILDHALL ART GALLERY-LONDON

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CHARLESTON HOUSE TOUR FIRLE & FARLEYS HOUSE TOUR, CHIDDINGLY, East Sussex
Thursday 13 September 2018

 

 

 

Charleston House Home of artists Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant. It was the country retreat of the Bloomsbury Group and is the last surviving example of a complete Bloomsbury-decorated house.   Coffee/Tea on arrival (included)

Guided Tour

·         You will see hand-painted walls, doors, furniture and objects of art and hear about their lives and some of their guests including Virginia & Leonard Woolf, John Maynard Keynes and E.M. Forster.

·         After the tour there will be time to walk around the walled garden and visit the shop.

 

Lunch at The Cricketers Arms, Berwick Village. (Own cost)  Tables reserved.

 

Berwick Church  Optional walk from The Cricketers Arms for a quick visit to view murals in the Church painted by Vanessa Bell & Duncan Grant. Allow 30 minutes, to include a 10 minute walk each way.

 

Farleys House & Gallery Home of Photographer Lee Miller & Surrealist Artist Roland Penrose

Guided Tour

·         See their collection of contemporary art treasures, many created by friends and visitors including Picasso, Man Ray & Joan Miro. 

·         You may also explore the Sculpture Garden and visit Farleys Gallery which houses temporary exhibitions.  Tea/Coffee available in the Gallery (own cost)

Depart   :  9.15 am Fletchers Croft Car Park, Steyning

Return   :  4.30 pm from Farleys House & Gallery.

Note:  There will be a fair amount of walking/standing on these tours.

Tickets at £42 on sale from 14th May at meetings

or phone Visit Secretaries on 01273 554692 or 07942 898732

Refunds for tickets are not given unless event is sold out & your ticket can be re-sold, or the event is cancelled.

 

Photograph by Tony Tree, courtesy of Charleston House.