Bristol’s Homes for Heroes: an Illustrated Talk by Pete Insole

2.30pm    04th Apr 2020    M Shed Studio 

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 emergency.

Pete Insole, Principal Historic Environment Officer at Bristol City Council, will provide an interactive talk explaining how the 1919 Housing Act, and subsequent acts of the late inter-war period, helped shape the city of Bristol we see today.

Cost: £7.50 per head, including refreshments

Please book using the form enclosed in the March Newsletter. If you do not have a form you may book online on this website via Contact Us.

Blake Museum and Brick & Tile Museum, Bridgwater

09th Apr 2020   

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 emergency.

The local museum of Bridgwater contains displays of archaeology, transport and the Battle of Sedgmoor amongst others. The Brick & Tile Museum houses the only brick kiln in the south west.

Departure and drop off: Bristol Hotel: 9.45am; Clifton Triangle (Bathstore): 10.00am; Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea: 10.30am.

Cost to include coach, driver’s tip, tea/coffee and cake, and donation: £25.00.

Contact:
Gary Gostelow
0117 971 1323
gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

Coffee in the Café

From 10.30am    14th Apr 2020    The Café, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 emergency.

Drop in for coffee and a chat with fellow members at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Compton Verney Art Gallery, Warwickshire

28th Apr 2020   

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 emergency.

A visit to this lovely 18th century mansion set in parkland to see two exhibitions: Lucas Cranach the Elder, Artist and Innovator, and Fabric, Touch and Textile.

Departure: Bristol Hotel: 8.15am; Clifton Triangle (Bathstore): 8.30am; St Monica’s bus stop, Westbury Road: 8.45am; Bus Station, Cribbs Causeway, near John Lewis: 9.10am.

Cost to include coach fare, tea/coffee, entrance fee, and driver’s gratuity: £40.00 per head or £36.00 for Art Pass holders only.

Please book using the form in the March Newsletter. If you do not have a form you may book online on this website via Contact Us.

Behind the Scenes – Being Human: an Exhibition of Modern Sculpture

2.30pm    06th May 2020    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 emergency.

Can art capture what it is to be human? Julia Carver, curator of the exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, will take us through the gallery of works from Bristol’s collection.

Cost: £5.00 per person.

Please book using the form in the March Newsletter. If you do not have a form you may book online on this website via Contact Us

Artemisia Gentileschi – an Illustrated Talk by Richard Stemp

2.30pm    09th May 2020    M Shed Studio 

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 emergency.

Richard Stemp will give us an insight into the life and work of Artemisia Gentileschi, the most celebrated female painter of the 17th century, featured in an exhibition at the National Gallery from 4 April to 26 July.

Cost: £7.50 per head, including refreshments.

Please book using the form in the March Newsletter. If you do not have a form you may book online on this website via Contact Us.

Visit to Pucklechurch and Winterbourne church

19th May 2020   

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 emergency.

Gail Boyle, Senior Curator Archaeology at Bristol Museums, will take us on a walking tour of her home village, Pucklechurch. We then go on to have a guided tour of the Grade I-listed 12th century St Michael’s Church at Winterbourne.

Departure: Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea: 9.00am; Bristol Hotel: 9.30am; Clifton Triangle (Bathstore): 9.45am; St Monica’s bus stop, Westbury Road: 10.00am.

Cost: Coach fare, driver’s gratuity, guided tours, lunch, tea and cake: £30.00.

Please book using the form in the March Newsletter. If you do not have a form you may book online on this website via Contact Us.

Ugbrooke House, Chudleigh, Devon

27th May 2020   

CANCELLED due to the Covid-19 emergency.

A guided tour of Ugbrooke House, the family seat of Lord and Lady Clifford since 1604, redesigned by Robert Adam in the 18th century. The landscaped gardens have beautiful views of Dartmoor.

Departure and drop off: Bristol Hotel: 9.30am; Clifton Triangle (Bathstore): 9.45am; Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea: 10.15am.

Cost to include coach, driver’s tip, entry fees, guided tours and cream tea: £43.50.

Contact:
Gary Gostelow
0117 971 1323
gary.gostelow@googlemail.com

Behind the Scenes: Underfall Yard Victorian Workshop Tour

10.30am    04th Jun 2020   

A guided tour of this Victorian time capsule with its unique collection of 1880s forges, machines and the line-shafting which drives them.

Cost: £7.50 per head.

Please book using the form in the March Newsletter. If you do not have a form you may book online on this website via Contact Us.

Somerset Rural Life Museum & Glastonbury

09th Jun 2020   

A visit to this recently-refurbished museum with its splendid 14th century tithe barn and the opportunity to explore Glastonbury itself before the Festival takes over.

Departure and drop off: Bristol Hotel: 9.30am; Clifton Triangle (Bathstore): 9.45am; Clevedon Road car park, Nailsea: 10.15am.

Cost to include coach, driver’s tip, entry fee to museum and cream tea: £30.

Please book using the form in the March Newsletter. If you do not have a form you may book online on this website via Contact Us.

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