Our 2018-2019 Visits

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Monday
8
July
2019


St. Hilary Church with Catherine Wallace

Synopsis:

ADDITIONAL VISIT OWING TO POPULARITY

Join us in the meeting room for a talk at 2.30 pm by local art historian Catherine Wallace on Art in a Cornish Church - Annie Walke and the artists who made paintings for St Hilary Church. This looks at the work of Annie Walke and other artists in the church, such as Ernest Proctor, Harold Harvey, Joan Manning Saunders and Roger Fry. Catherine will then lead a tour of the church, visitor centre and graveyard, where Ernest and Dod Procter and Norman Garstin are buried.

Described in the Cornwall volume of Beacham and Pevsner's Buildings of England as "...a church of uncommon interest and arresting atmosphere..." this church near Penzance houses a visually stunning array of paintings created by artists of the Newlyn School in the 1920s and 1930s. Ernest Procter painted the pulpit and alter cross and several artists (incluing Annie Walke, wife of vicar Bernard Walke) worked on the choir stalls. The visit will last for between two and two and a half hours.

There is a car park in a farmyard opposite the church with room for up to 15 cars, so members are asked to car share as much as possible. There'll be space on the booking form to request or offer a lift, and we'll try and put people in touch with each other.

Please Note: The meeting room is up steps with no wheelchair access. Please bring warm clothes as the church may be cold.

BOOKINGS OPEN NOW

Venue: St Hilary Church

Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth

Cost: £16 including tea, coffee and cakes

Contact: Visits Secretary or email visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org

Please note if you click on the email link and it does not automatically open up a new email for you, you can send an email in your usual way addressed to visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org


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Sunday
23 -28
June
2019


NORTHERN IRELAND

Synopsis:

Tour of Northern Ireland following on from the South West Area Special Interest Day - held in November 2018. Flying to Belfast from Bristol the tour includes The Giants Causeway, historic houses, gardens and the Titanic Experience. See the Itinerary for full details.

Venue: Northern Ireland

Organised by: The Arts Society SW Area

Cost: From £1125 per person

Contact: Visits Secretary or email visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org

Please note if you click on the email link and it does not automatically open up a new email for you, you can send an email in your usual way addressed to visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org


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Monday
10 - 13
June
2019


RSC Trip to Stratford

Synopsis:

" The Taming of the Shrew " and " As You Like It " Optional Matinee Performance " Venice Preserved " and Audition Tour. Visits on the way up and back to Dyrham NT and Corsham Court.

Accommodation

We will stay at the Premier Inn, Central Stratford Upon Avon on a bed and breakfast basis. This is very central with easy access to the theatre (400yds).  Lunch & Dinner will be under your own arrangement.

Approximate

Monday 10 June

08.30    Falmouth (then Norway Inn; Playing Place; Truro) by coach

12.15    Dyrham NT

15.15    To Stratford – Premier Inn - eta 17.00

Wednesday 12 June

13.30    Venice Preserved - Swan Theatre (optional)

19.15    As You Like It

Tuesday 11 June

 a.m.    Audition Tour (Optional - min of 20 people required)

Tour covers the main building and The Other Place, as well as costume hire department

19.15    The Taming of the Shrew

Thursday 13 June

09.00    Leave Stratford by coach

11.00    Corsham Court (bring packed lunch or eat in Corsham 4 mins walk)

14.30    Leave for home (comfort break at Exeter)

Cost
Base Cost - £330 per person includes: Optional Extras
  • Travel
  • Accommodation with breakfast
  • Tickets for: As You Like It and The Taming of the Shrew
  • Corsham Court entry & tour
  • Single Supplement - £130 for 3 nights
  • Venice Preserved - £30
  • Audition Tour - £10
  • Dyrham - £12.50 for non-NT members

 

Organiser – Aline Turner     07703598896      rsc@theartssocietyfalmouth.org

A deposit cheque for £100 per person is required with the booking form by 20 November 2018 (Balance to be paid by 16 February 2019).

Cheques should be made out to THE ARTS SOCIETY FALMOUTH

The Optional Play - Venice Preserved

Driven by love and revenge, two disaffected noblemen join a revolutionary movement to overthrow the corrupt leaders of their failed city state. But the conspirators they join are as corrupt as those in power, and their friendship is torn to pieces in the furnace of love. Prasanna Puwanarajah directs a fast-paced version of this Restoration tragedy.

The Visits

Corsham Court is an English country house in a park designed by Capability Brown. It is in the town of Corsham, 3 miles west of Chippenham, Wiltshire and is notable for its fine art collection, based on the nucleus of paintings inherited in 1757 by Paul Methuen from his uncle, Sir Paul Methuen, the diplomat.

Dyrham Park an ancient deer park, 17th-century house and garden.  An historic herd of fallow deer roams freely in the 270 acres (110 hectares) of ancient parkland, full of magnificent trees and breath-taking views.  Splendid borders, idyllic ponds and a wildflower orchard are all features of the stunning West garden which is being sensitively developed as a 21st-century garden with echoes of the past.  Visitors can get a flavour of the richly luxurious17th-century life enjoyed by founder William Blathwayt by stepping into the impressive baroque mansion house.

Download a printable copy of the Visit Synopsis Here

Venue: Stratford Upon Avon

Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth

Cost: Base Cost - £330 per person plus Optional Extras

Contact: Visits Secretary or email visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org

Please note if you click on the email link and it does not automatically open up a new email for you, you can send an email in your usual way addressed to visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org


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Tuesday
4
June
2019


Visit to Falmouth Art Gallery

Synopsis:

Join us at 10.30 am Falmouth Art Gallery for a guided tour, by Director Henrietta Boex, of exhibitions featuring the work of two women artists who settled in Cornwall.

LAST FEW PLACES REMAINING

The world as yet unseen : Women Artists in Conversation with Partou Zia

This exhibition reveals a world seen through the eyes of women artists based in Cornwall and internationally. At the centre is the work of the British Iranian artist Partou Zia who settled in Newlyn from 1993 until her death in 2008. Her dream-like canvases are displayed with works by contemporaries and influential figures such as: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham. Barbara Hepworth, Rose Hilton and Winifred Nicholson.

Kate Nicholson

This solo exhibition covers the breadth of creativity of this St Ives artist. Included are examples of her early landscapes, the still lifes she made in St Ives working alongside her father Ben, and the Greek abstracts from the 1960s, made when travelling with her mother Winifred There is also a selection of her works from her time on the Hebridean Isle of Eigg in the 1980s.

Please Note: The gallery has a lift at its side entrance and is fully wheelchair friendly.

Venue: Falmouh Art Gallery

Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth

Cost: £5 including tea and biscuits

Contact: Visits Secretary or email visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org

Please note if you click on the email link and it does not automatically open up a new email for you, you can send an email in your usual way addressed to visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org


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Wednesday
15
May
2019


St. Hilary Church with Catherine Wallace

Synopsis:

THIS DATE IS FULL - AN ADDITIONAL VISIT HAS BEEN ARRANGED OWING TO POPULARITY - SEE JULY EVENT IN LIST BELOW

Join us in the meeting room for a talk at 2.30 pm by local art historian Catherine Wallace on Art in a Cornish Church - Annie Walke and the artists who made paintings for St Hilary Church. This looks at the work of Annie Walke and other artists in the church, such as Ernest Proctor, Harold Harvey, Joan Manning Saunders and Roger Fry. Catherine will then lead a tour of the church, visitor centre and graveyard, where Ernest and Dod Procter and Norman Garstin are buried.

Described in the Cornwall volume of Beacham and Pevsner's Buildings of England as "...a church of uncommon interest and arresting atmosphere..." this church near Penzance houses a visually stunning array of paintings created by artists of the Newlyn School in the 1920s and 1930s. Ernest Procter painted the pulpit and alter cross and several artists (incluing Annie Walke, wife of vicar Bernard Walke) worked on the choir stalls. The visit will last for between two and two and a half hours.

There is a car park in a farmyard opposite the church with room for up to 15 cars, so members are asked to car share as much as possible. There'll be space on the booking form to request or offer a lift, and we'll try and put people in touch with each other.

Please Note: The meeting room is up steps with no wheelchair access. Please bring warm clothes as the church may be cold.

BOOKINGS OPEN AT THE MARCH 8 LECTURE

Venue: St Hilary Church

Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth

Cost: £16 including tea, coffee and cakes

Contact: Visits Secretary or email visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org

Please note if you click on the email link and it does not automatically open up a new email for you, you can send an email in your usual way addressed to visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org


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Friday
1
March
2019


Luminaries Exhibition at Penlee House Gallery

Synopsis:

Some of the finest British photographers of the 19th century are associated with Cornwall The opening of the London to Penzance railway in 1860, and the rise of tourism led to a demand for photographs of places of interest and the spectacular local scenery

This exhibition includes images by several photographic pioneers, including William Brooks, Gibson and Sons and Robert Preston, showing the people and places in and around Penzance from the 1860s to 1910. Of particular interest are the photographs of the fishing community, which have a close affinity with the social realist paintings of the Newlyn School.

Two guided tours one at 10,30pm followed by lunch (optional) and one at 2.00pm followed by afternoon tea (also optional).

The Exhibition and Cafe is accessible by wheelchair.

Venue: Penlee House

Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth

Cost: £1.20 pp for guided tour, PLUS Gallery entry Fee

Contact: Visits Secretary or email visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org

Please note if you click on the email link and it does not automatically open up a new email for you, you can send an email in your usual way addressed to visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org


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Tuesday
6
November
2018


Penlee House and Gallery

Synopsis:

This visit has proven very popular. There are visits arranged for Friday 19 October, Friday 2 November and Tuesday 6 November

Guided tour of the exhibition of the work of Robert Borlase Smart, a painter of marine landscapes who was a prominent member of the St Ives Society of Artists between the two world wars. Followed by an optional group lunch in the Gallery's Orangery Cafe at approx. 12.30pm.

Venue: Penlee House

Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth

Cost: £1.20 pp for guided tour, PLUS Gallery entry Fee

Contact: Visits Secretary or email visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org

Please note if you click on the email link and it does not automatically open up a new email for you, you can send an email in your usual way addressed to visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org


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Wednesday
19
December
2018


Trelissick for a Christmas Lunch

Synopsis:

Meet at Trelissick for a Christmas lunch at 1pm. Then visit the house, gallery, bookshop and craft and food stalls in the stables. As dusk falls, walk through the illuminated gardens and end your visit with a glass of mulled wine or other festive drink.

Venue: National Trust Property to be decided

Organised by: The Arts Society Falmouth

Cost: Lunch £17.95 plus £11.60 entrance to house and gardens for non-National Trust members.

Contact: Visits Secretary or email visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org

Please note if you click on the email link and it does not automatically open up a new email for you, you can send an email in your usual way addressed to visits@theartssocietyfalmouth.org