Our opportunity to get a privileged look at an exquisite new exhibition. It will bring together 28 masterpieces from British public collections to celebrate the Impressionists’ observations of humanity. A chance to meet with Friends early in the year and to bring new Friends along.
Another visit to a place of interest on our doorstep in Bath. Walcot is an area with a fascinating history, from Roman times. Now it provides a home for a variety of independent, small workshops and studios. We will learn about a variety of crafts including weaving, picture framing, ceramic sculpture and fine stationery.
Back for a sixth year by popular demand, our Quizmaster Simon Johnson will be entertaining you with questions ranging from the learned to the offbeat. As a taster, swot up on your pulses…
Come to our regular plant sale to stock up with quality plants, gardening and cookery books and enjoy delicious cakes and refreshments. It’s a great way to meet Friends – and an opportunity to contribute from providing plants for the Friends’ stall to baking to washing up! Any help gratefully received.
Victoria Park and the Botanical Gardens in Bath are packed with champion trees, and here is a chance to learn something about some of them on a circular walk with our own dendrologist, Antonia Johnson.
The Friends have been given special permission by Ashley Hicks to visit the gardens at The Grove in Oxfordshire, the home of his father the renowned designer David Hicks. The completely re-designed garden is a stunning blend of both formal and romantic style. For a taster to the garden, you can watch a fascinating interview with David Hicks on YouTube via this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=pcZSEjlS8i4.
Nathaniel Mander and the Holburne Ensemble return to play at the celebrations following the AGM and Friends’ Private View of the Stubbs in the Wild exhibition. This is an evening of wonderful music followed by a party with Friends old and new.
This summer’s book sale, forty years after the ﬁrst, will be something special. There will be supporting events, including an expert giving valuations of your precious volumes. Further details on the 100 Years Here celebrations will be in the Summer Newsletter…
Mauricio Larumbe will lead us again for four days next October introducing us to the treasures of Madrid, Segovia and El Escorial.
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