Bristol: City of Art and History

Date(s) - 22nd Sep 2020

Bristol Museum and Art Gallery


Join other Friends for an entertaining visit to Bristol starting with two vibrant exhibitions at the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery and culminating in a coach tour, showing us significant churches, buildings, structures, street art and the history and the stories behind them.

Pre-Raphaelites: Dreaming of a Medieval Past:  this exhibition (which includes a special Friends’ introductory talk by one of the curators) takes a fresh look at the Pre-Raphaelites and their obsession with medieval subject matter.  Works by Edward Burne-Jones, Frank Dicksee, William Morris and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, among others, will be on show.  You are invited to sit down, relax and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells around you.

Being Human:  this exhibition focuses on themes of beauty, identity, sexuality and existential angst in the aftermath of war.  On show are works by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Jacob Epstein, Lynn Chadwick, Reg Butler, Elisabeth Frink and other well-known sculptors of the last century.

After free time for lunch (there are many cafes in the immediate area), we meet again at 13:30 for the coach tour.

COST PER PERSON: £32.00.  Price includes all entrances & coffee/tea & biscuits on arrival, as well as the dedicated curator-guided tour at the Pre-Raphaelite Exhibition and blue badge-guided panoramic tour of Bristol by coach.

Group Leader: Martha Alleguin

Pick up points: Sixways 09:00, Evesham Road southbound (Bus stop by Pittville Pump Room) 09:15, Royal Well Bus Station 09:30, Westall Green 09:40.  Our coach will return to Cheltenham at approximately 16:30.

If you have any questions please phone Martha on 01242 526601.

Please book using one of the following options:

  • On-line bookings with a debit or credit card, or Paypal account, can be made using the form below. Alternatively you may reserve your place, select the ‘off-line’ payment option and pay by bank transfer or cheque.
  • Bank transfer – please email and wait for confirmation that places are available before arranging your bank transfer.
  • Cheque – please complete a booking form (download here or available in the Friends’ newsletter) and post it with your cheque.

Places are not confirmed until payment is received.

Bank transfers should be made to Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum (or as much of that as the bank will accept) Sort Code 30-91-87 Account 00005816. The reference must include your surname plus as much of the event title as will fit, for example SMITH Bristol.

Please make cheques payable to Friends of The Wilson and send with a SAE or clearly written email address to Martha Alleguen, 7 Sydenham Road South, Cheltenham GL52 6EF.


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