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January 2020

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27th Jan 2020
Event now fully booked
Coffee morning talk 176 Music of the Arts and Crafts Movement

The Wilson, Cheltenham

Ashbee and Gimson and the others - their fabulous furniture, artefacts and architecture - these are well known and much admired. But what of the music? How did composers respond to the philosophies of Ruskin...   (Read more)

February 2020

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10th Feb 2020
T177 Coffee Morning Talk Omar Ramsden: Arts and Crafts Silversmith

The Wilson, Cheltenham

Omar Ramsden, Arts and Crafts silversmith, achieved renown in his lifetime, and his reputation for excellence in design and craftsmanship remains high. Occasionally an example of his work comes to a television antiques show today,...   (Read more)

19th Feb 2020
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Private tour of Cheltenham College

Cheltenham College, Cheltenham

The Friends are very fortunate that Rachael Merrison, Records and Heritage Manager of Cheltenham College, has arranged a private tour of Cheltenham College site focusing particularly on the art, architecture and history of the buildings....   (Read more)

March 2020

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18th Mar 2020
Young Rembrandt at the Ashmolean

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

This major exhibition in Oxford will be the first in the UK to explore the early years of the career of the most famous of all Dutch artists, Rembrandt van Rijn (1606–1669). Beginning with his...   (Read more)

April 2020

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20th Apr 2020
T178 Coffee Morning Talk Arthur Cameron: a “reformed Cockney in Arcadia”?

The Wilson, Cheltenham

Image: Copper repousse charger made by Arthur Cameron for the Guild of Handicraft, 1892. The Cheltenham Trust / Cheltenham Borough Council Arthur Cameron was one of the liveliest craftsmen working for C R Ashbee’s Guild...   (Read more)

24th Apr 2020
Shrewsbury Museum and Town

Shrewsbury Museum, Shrewsbury

Like Durham, the town of Shrewsbury sits on a hill surrounded by a loop of river, the Severn. For the visitor there is a great deal to see and enjoy within a relatively small space....   (Read more)

May 2020

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22nd May 2020
Joint outing for FoTW and FoGC members: Hereford Cathedral and the Mappa Mundi

Hereford Cathedral, Hereford

This will be a joint outing shared between the Friends of The Wilson and the Friends of Gloucester Cathedral, the first of what we hope may become a number of future collaborations. Hereford Cathedral is...   (Read more)

June 2020

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10th Jun 2020
Compton Verney and Kiftsgate Gardens: A feast for the senses

Compton Verney, Warwickshire

Image: Cranach, Lucas the Elder – Venus and Cupid © Compton Verney Today we will see two sumptuous exhibitions at Compton Verney, the classical manor house, now an accredited major national gallery, set in beautiful...   (Read more)

July 2020

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16th Jul 2020
Visit to Highnam Court & The Holy Innocents Church, Gloucester

Highnam Court, Gloucester

We are very fortunate to have been given the opportunity of a talk on Highnam Court together with a tour of the Music, Dining and Gold Rooms on the ground floor. A sandwich lunch including...   (Read more)

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