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VISITS -  2019

Applying for tickets:
Please use the this form (one per visit) and send it with your cheque (also one per visit) and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to: Miss Sandra Smith, Flat 15, 143 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6DX.  Cheques should be made payable to RBKCDFAS with the name of the Visit on the reverse.   

If the Visit is full your cheque will be returned. Completed forms may also be handed in at lectures.  If you cannot come on an outing PLEASE let the leader (detailed below and on your ticket) know so as not to delay departures.

The Guildhall Art Gallery  
Wednesday 16 January 2019  
11.00 – 12.30 
£10.00 pp

The Guildhall Art Gallery has a collection of art treasures, with an impressive selection of  works dating from 1670 to the present. It focuses on paintings of London and holds a renowned collection of 19th century works, including Rossetti's ‘La Ghirlandata’ and Constable's large landscape, ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’. Another highlight is John Singleton Copley's enormous painting ‘The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar (1783–91’).  Also on site are the ruins of London's Roman Amphitheatre; lost for centuries, the original circular walls were rediscovered by archaeologists working on the site of the new Guildhall Art Gallery building in 1988. 

Meet in the Bookshop inside the Gallery. The nearest tube station is Canon Street.    
Accompanied by Janet Dain (j@netdain.com).

Guildhall Art Gallery


Visit to The Chelsea Arts Club
Friday 8 February 2019
10.00 - 11.00                                                                                                                                    
£12.00 pp

Famed for its clientele and legendary parties, The Chelsea Arts Club was set up in 1891. The Club Secretary,  Geoffrey Matthews, will explain the history of the Club and point out the many art works in their collection, given and produced by some of its best known members. The ticket price will be donated to their Young Artists’ Fund.

Meet inside The Chelsea Arts Club, 143 Old Church Street, London SW3 6EB. Nearest tube station: Sloane Square and South Kensington.
Accompanied by Nancye Nosworthy (nancye.nosworthy@btinternet.com).

Chelsea Arts Club with recent Xmas decoration

St Bartholomew’s Hospital 
Thursday 7 March 2019  
10.45 – 12.30                                                                                                                                         
£10.00 pp

Bart’s Courtyard in the early 19thc.

Join our private tour of Barts, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE, London’s oldest hospital, on its original site since its founding in the 12th century. It has an important current role as well as a long history and architecturally important buildings. The Henry VIII entrance to the hospital continues to be the main public entrance, and the statue of King Henry VIII above the gate is the only remaining statue of him in London.  We visit   the main square designed by James Gibbs in the 1730s, the Church of St. Bartholomew and William Hogarth’s mural paintings.

Meet at the Henry VIII Gate. West Smithfield. Nearest tube: Barbican, St Paul’s, Blackfriars, Farringdon.
Accompanied by Judy de Haas (jdh.home@btinternet.com). 

Hogarth – Christ at the Pool of Bethesda

Sunday 27 – Thursday 31 October 2019
Together with St James’s Art Tours and Millennium Travel, who organised our trip to Naples in
October 2018, we have planned a visit to Madrid  in October 2019, and further details will
shortly be emailed to all members.  Our itinerary includes a visit to the museum  and home
of the painter Sorolla, following our lecture in April  ’Painter of Sunshine; Sorolla’,  and the
exhibition ‘Sorolla – Spanish Master of Light’ at the National Gallery, 18 March – 7 July.
Our itinerary includes visits to Toledo and the Escorial Palace.                        
St James’s Art Tours, jane.angelini@btconnect.com T: 01959 571264


Santa Maria la Real de La Almudena Cathedral and the Royal Palace.