Exhibition: Van Gogh & Britain

28th Apr 2019   

A visit to the Tate Britain exhibition on Van Gogh & Britain presenting the largest collection oVan Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade.

Departure:  Peter Carol depot, Whitchurch: 7.40 am; Bristol Hotel: 8.00am; Clifton, Triangle West (Bath Store): 8.20 am; St Monica’s bus stop, Westbury Road: 8.40 am; Bus Station, Cribbs Causeway, car park K near John Lewis: 9.00 am.

COST to include coach fare, entrance fee and driver’s gratuity: £48.50 per head     Art Fund members:  £39.50   Carers for disabled visitors: £29.50

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Behind the Scenes: Guided tour of the Fabric Africa exhibition

10.30 am    01st May 2019    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 

Lisa Graves, Curator World Cultures at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, will tell us about the African textiles on display, dating from the late 1800s to the present day.

Cost£5.00 per head

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Visit to the Isle of Wight

06th May 2019 - 10th May 2019   

Five days on the Isle of Wight include visits to Osborne House, Carisbrooke Castle, the Needles battery, Tennyson’s house plus a train ride.

Cost:  £695.00. This includes bed, breakfast and evening meal, all transport including ferry crossing to the Isle of Wight, entry fees and tips.

Contact:

Gary Gostelow

0117 971 1323

gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

Cleeve Abbey

22nd May 2019   

A visit to the 800-year-old Cistercian Cleeve Abbey near Watchet in Somerset, said to contain the finest cloister buildings in England.

Departure and drop off: Bristol Hotel 9.45, Clifton Triangle West, Bath Store 10.00 am, Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea 10.30 am

COST to include coach fare, driver’s gratuity and entrance to Cleeve Abbey: £27.50        English Heritage members:  £22.60

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Illustrated Talk: The Rev Dr Thomas Sedgwick Whalley

2.30 pm    25th May 2019    M Shed Studio 

Local historian Chris Stephens will tell us about this colourful 18th century personality who lived near Bristol.

Cost£7.50 per head

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Visit to Nothe Fort, Weymouth

04th Jun 2019   

Built by the Victorians at the entrance to Weymouth Harbour, Nothe Fort is a labyrinth of underground passageways and outdoor areas with stunning views of the Jurassic Coast.

Departure and drop off: Bristol Hotel 8.45am, Clifton Triangle 9.00am, Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea 9.30am.

Cost to include coach, driver’s tip, entry fee and guided tour:  £33.00

Contact:

Gary Gostelow

0117 971 1323

gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

Illustrated Talk: The Modern Day Sale Room

2.30 pm    15th Jun 2019    M Shed Studio 

Director of Clevedon Salerooms Toby Pinn will give us an insight on how auctions are conducted in the 21st century.

Cost£7.50 per head

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Fresh Air 2019 at Quenington

20th Jun 2019   

Over 130 contemporary sculptures are displayed at this biennial exhibition near Cirencester in the beautiful gardens of The Old Rectory.

Departure:  Clevedon Road Car Park, Nailsea: 10.30am  Bristol Hotel: 11.00am, Bath Store, Clifton Triangle: 11.15am.

Cost to include coach fare, entrance fee and driver’s gratuity:  £28.00

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Behind The Scenes: St Mary on the Quay Catholic Church

3.30 pm    25th Jun 2019    St Mary on the Quay church 

A visit to this central Bristol landmark with a talk about the church’s history

Cost£5.00 per head

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Visit to Malta

01st Oct 2019 - 08th Oct 2019   

A week’s visit to include archaeological, mediaeval and World War II sites and museums and a trip to Gozo, staying at St Paul’s Bay on Malta.

Price guide per person:  £1,300, single supplement: £175

Contact:

Mary Bailey

0117 942 1944

mary.bailey@friendsofbmga.org.uk