Bookham and District U3A
Bookham and District University of the Third Age
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14 July 2017Stanley Spencer Gallery Cookham
19 July 2017Visit to Brighton Pavilion
19 September 2017Visit to Rochester

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Stanley Spencer Gallery Cookham
Friday 14 July 2017

Stanley Spencer Gallery. © The Estate of  Spencer.  All Rights Reserved, 2015 / Bridgeman Art LibraryThe Stanley Spencer Gallery is situated in the heart of Cookham, the picturesque ‘village in heaven’ where Spencer was born and painted for most of his life.   Established in 1962 the building was transformed ten years ago into a magnificent modern art museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Spencer paintings, drawings, personal letters, photographs, press cuttings and books.The Stanley Spencer Gallery is situated in the heart of Cookham, the picturesque ‘village in heaven’ where Spencer was born and painted for most of his life.   Established in 1962 the gallery was transformed ten years ago into a magnificent modern art museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Spencer paintings, drawings, personal letters, photographs, press cuttings and books.The Stanley Spencer Gallery is situated in the heart of Cookham, the picturesque ‘village in heaven’ where Spencer was born and painted for most of his life.   Established in 1962 the building was transformed ten years ago into a magnificent modern art museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Spencer paintings, drawings, personal letters, photographs, press cuttings and books.

 

Sir Stanley Spencer CBE RA (1891 –1959) became well known for his paintings depicting Biblical scenes occurring as if in Cookham, He was skilled at organising multi-figure compositions such as in his large paintings for the Sandham Memorial Chapel and the Shipbuilding on the Clyde series, the former being a World War One memorial while the latter was a commission for the War Artists' Advisory Committee during World War Two. As his career progressed Spencer often produced landscapes for commercial necessity. After the intensity of his early visionary years he maintained an attention to detail in his paintings akin to that of the Pre-Raphaelites

 

The visit is on Friday 14th July 2017. The cost is £31 each and includes a gallery talk and tour, a guided walk, and transport. The group is limited to 16 people. Pickup 9am St Nicholas Church (bus layby in Lower Road). Arrive back in Bookham about 4.30pm.

 

To reserve a place, please would you complete a booking form and pay Anne Glyn (01372 802576 or outings@bookhamu3a.org.uk).

Booking forms are available at the monthly meeting,  from Viv Bignell or by clicking here.

Our transport is booked provisionally until early April, so to have firm interest and payment by then would be very helpful and allow us to confirm the booking.

If you have any queries, please do get in touch.

Viv Bignell on 450392. email viv@bignells.co.uk