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THE ARTS SOCIETY WOKING
(The new brand of Woking DFAS is "THE ARTS SOCIETY")
 
THE ART AND HISTORY TOUR TO LIVERPOOL HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 2021
 

2020 Visits & Guided Tour             

 
2019 Woking Tour to Liverpool
 

2020 Trips Postponed

 
Trips planned for 2020 had included Winchester Cathedral and College in March, a 4 day Liverpool tour in June and a trip to Red House and Eltham Palace in October.
Due to the Covid-19 virus the committee has taken the decision to postpone all 2020 trips to the following year.

The revised dates for the Liverpool trip are 15th-18th June 2021. The dates for the other trips will be advised when arranged.

If I can help further please drop me a line or give me a call.

Best wishes

Trevor and Sue Walters
Visits Secretaries
 
 

-- FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE VISITS & TOUR BELOW --

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

PLEASE CONTACT THE VISITS SECRETARY, TREVOR WALTERS

(TEL:07803 857 842) OR (e-mail: trevorh.walters@gmail.com)

 

 

VISIT TO WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL

Postponed to 2021 - date to be arranged

 
Winchester Cathedral is is one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Europe. Fifteen centuries of English history lie behind the massive Cathedral you see today. It stands at the heart of historic Winchester, once the seat of Anglo-Saxon and Norman royal power, on the site of an early Christian church. It’s been a place of worship ever since.
 
Painting by
Josephine Chisholm

VISIT TO WINCHESTER COLLEGE

Postponed to 2021 - date to be arranged

 
 
Winchester College, which has existed in its present location for over 600 years, is an independent boarding school for boys.
 

 

TOUR TO LIVERPOOL VIA WIGHTWICK MANOR (NT PROPERTY)

Liverpool - Postponed to 15th-18th June 2021

 
 
Click here to see theTailored Travel Liverpool Tour prospectus

Booking will open at the October meeting (Trevor will have a supply of booking forms) but in the meantime please let Trevor know if you are interested in coming on the tour to allow him to assess the numbers.
Tel: 07803 857 842 OR e-mail: trevorh.walters@gmail.com
 

WIGHTWICK MANOR

 
 
Theodore Mander, a Wolverhampton paint manufacturer, and his Canadian wife Flora, commissioned Edward Ould to build Wightwick Manor in black and white ‘Old English’ style in 1887 (extended in 1893). They decorated it with Morris & Co. furnishings, Kempe stained glass and De Morgan tiles.
 
  Lady Mander was a champion of the Pre-Raphaelite artists.The art collection is particularly strong in paintings by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Sir Edward Burne-Jones and John Millais.

This picture by John Millais of Effie Ruskin was painted when Millais was with her and her then husband, John Ruskin, in Scotland.
 
 

 

VISIT TO THE RED HOUSE

Postponed to 2021 - date to be arranged..

 
  The Red House, now a National Trust Property, was the home of Arts and Crafts Movement founder William Morris and his wife Jane. It was built in 1859 by architect Philip Webb to Morris’s exact specifications. Red House features lovely Arts and Crafts furnishings, including wall paintings and stained glass windows.

Morris made the house a reflection of his philosophy in architecture and art, and a meeting place for the leading artistic figures of the day, including Dante Gabriel Rosetti, Edward Burne-Jones, and Ford Madox Brown. 
   
  This painting by Edward Burne-Jones hangs in the drawing room in The Red House 
 

VISIT TO ELTHAM PALACE

Postponed to 2021 - date to be arranged

 
 
 
“Once a favoured medieval palace and then a Tudor royal residence, Eltham Palace was transformed into a striking Art Deco mansion by eccentric millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld. Discover their stylish home which incorporates original medieval features into an otherwise ultra-modern 1930s design. Step into the shoes of the lavish Courtaulds and explore their extravagant lifestyle as you discover the state of the art technology and unusual features of their residence. Head out into 19 acres of award-winning gardens and climb, jump and explore in our play area inspired by Stephen and Virginia's travels across the globe”. 
 
  PRESS RELEASE IN 2015

By BECKY PEMBERTON FOR MAILONLINE


Hidden maps, a luxury air raid shelter... and a heated bedroom for a pet lemur: Secrets of spectacular Art Deco palace set to reopen after £1.7million restoration.

The Eltham Palace in Greenwich has undergone a £1.7 million renovation

● The property was the childhood home of Henry VIII and has entertained many royals, politicians, and socialites
●  Visitors will be able to view the restored Art Deco property, which was transformed in the 1930’s 
 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

PLEASE CONTACT THE VISITS SECRETARY, TREVOR WALTERS

(TEL:07803 857 842) OR (e-mail: trevorh.walters@gmail.com)

 

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