Illustrated Talk: Antony Gormley

2.30pm    21st Sep 2019    M Shed Studio 

As a precursor to our visit to the Royal Academy to see the exhibition of
Antony Gormley’s work, Frank Woodgate will give us a talk about this
celebrated UK sculptor.

Cost: £7.50 per head including refreshments.

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Annual General Meeting

6.30pm    24th Sep 2019    M Shed 

There will be a short AGM followed by some interesting short presentations by museum staff about some of the items the Friends have helped to fund this year. We will finish with a glass of wine and an opportunity to chat and look more closely at the Wills’s advertising archive the museum is beginning to build with our help.

Do please come along as we like to get feedback from our members and this is an opportunity for you to express your views. New members are especially welcome.

Enclosed with the next newsletter you will find a notice of the AGM, a nomination form, and a copy of our annual report.

Contact: Katherine Martin
0117 929 2350

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


Mary Bailey

0117 942 1944

Coffee in the Café

From 10.30am    08th Oct 2019    The Café, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 

Drop in for coffee and a chat with fellow members at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on the following dates:

Tuesday 8 October
Tuesday 12 November
Tuesday 10 December

Behind the Scenes: Clifton Suspension Bridge Vaults

2.00 pm    10th Oct 2019    Clifton Suspension Bridge Visitor Centre 

A guided tour of the twelve hidden chambers of the abutment on the Leigh Woods side of the Avon Gorge. Numbers strictly limited.

Cost: £12.50

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Museum Winter Lecture: Kimono fashion and global style – Speaker: Anna Jackson (V&A Keeper, Japanese textiles and dress, cultural relations between Europe and East Asia.)

7.30 pm    10th Oct 2019    University of Bristol, School of Economics, Finance and Management, Woodland Road 

The kimono is the quintessential symbol of Japan, but has also played an important role in global fashion exchange. This talk will explore the adoption of foreign elements in historic Japanese dress and the impact of the kimono on western styles.

Free – no booking required
0117 922 3571

Antony Gormley Exhibition, The Royal Academy

15th Oct 2019   

The most ambitious exhibition of Gormley’s work in more than ten years, with work from his 45-year career alongside major new installations created for the Academy’s galleries.

Departure and drop off: Peter Carol depot, Whitchurch: 8.50am; Clifton, Triangle West (Bath Store): 9.20am; St Monica’s bus stop, Westbury Road: 9.40am; Bus Station, Cribbs Causeway, near John Lewis: 10.00am.

COST to include coach fare, entry fee and driver’s gratuity: £47.00 per head Disabled person £47.00, carer: £30.00

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Illustrated Talk by Gayna Pelham – The Paul Gauguin Portraits

2.30pm    19th Oct 2019    M Shed Studio 

Gayna will give us the background to Gauguin’s portrait painting before we visit the exhibition at the National Gallery in November.

Cost: £7.50 per head

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

Exhibition Viewing: Magic

6.00-8.00pm    22nd Oct 2019    Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 

For members only, an opportunity to view the new exhibition, which runs from 19 October to 19 April 2020.

Gary Gostelow
0117 971 1323

The Vyne, near Basingstoke

23rd Oct 2019   

We are returning to this National Trust property to see the result of the recent renovations.

Departure (and drop off ): Clevedon Road Car Park, Nailsea: 7.45am; Bristol Hotel, Prince Street: 8.15am; Clifton Triangle West, Bathstore: 8.30am; St Monica’s bus stop, Westbury Road: 8.45am

Cost to include coach and driver’s gratuity (National Trust members): £28.00
Non-National Trust members to pay an extra £11 per head entrance fee on the day.

Please book online on this website via Contact Us

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