Art Fund Sussex Events Programme 2015/16

Thu 17th Mar – A limited wonderful guided tour by coach of the Hawksmoor churches in London.

The extraordinary churches designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor for London in the early 18th century are now recognised as amongst the finest products of English baroque.

St_mary_woolnoth_exteriorThe architectural historian Roger White has agreed to lead a tour of five of these churches. Roger White has curated exhibitions on both Hawksmoor and the Baroque and has a wealth of experience in this field. A coach has been arranged to take everyone between the churches making this a special opportunity to view them all in a relaxed way.

The ticket price includes all donations, coach transport around London and a two course lunch in the acclaimed The English Restaurant in Spitalfields Market.

The tour begins at St Mary Woolnoth (King William Street, London EC3V 9AN) in the city (very close to Bank tube station) at 10.30am and concludes at St George’s, Bloomsbury at 4pm.

Cost: £80 (includes a two course lunch at The English Restaurant, Spitalfields)

To book, please contact Jill Holloway on (please click email) JillHolloway500@yahoo.co.uk or call 01243 774 751

Sat/Sun 19th/20th Mar – Celebrating Bletchley Park, Firle Place, East Sussex

A  rare opportunity to see an unparalleled series of experts unfold the extraordinary story of the top secret activities at Bletchley Park which contributed so much to the Allies defeat of Germany in WWII.

Each one of ten speakers will provide a unique insight into BP’s activities existence of which remained classified until the 1980s.

MansionPHIL HAYES. Chief Engineer of Colossus rebuild project at The National Museum of Computing.

JOEL GREENBERG. Expert on Gordon Welchman and author of his biography.

SIR DERMOT TURING. Nephew of Alan Turing, and trustee of Bletchley Park.

SINCLAIR McKAY. Author of many books about this subject including The Lost World of Bletchley Park.

MICHAEL SMITH. Bletchley Park Historical Adviser, author of The Secrets of Station X and The Debs Of Bletchley Park

PAUL KELLAR MBE. A leading member of the Turing-Welchman Bombe reconstruction.

ELISA SEGRAVE, event host, writer, and daughter of a Bletchley Park code indexer and author of The Girl from Station X.

MARGARET KINMONTH, documentary film-maker and grand-daughter of Admiral Godfrey, Head of Naval Intelligence 1939–1942.

BETTY WEBB MBE, Japanese cypher translator, author of Secret Postings: Bletchley Park to The Pentago.

GORDON CORERA. BBC Security Correspondent, author of Intercept, expert on cyber security and intelligence issues.

We are privileged to be able to offer a limited number of tickets for all the events during the weekend at the same price as available elsewhere which will include a significant donation to The Art Fund. Ticket prices start from only £12 (£15 after Jan 31st).

For full details & booking please CLICK HERE.

Thu   14th Apr – Showcasing Towner, through the medium of its impressive permanent collection.

Towner, the South Coast’s award winning art gallery, was founded in 1920 following Alderman John Chisholm Towner’s bequest of 22 paintings and funds to establish an art gallery for the people of Eastbourne.

© Daniel Clements Photography

© Daniel Clements Photography

The permanent collection at Towner features a cross-section of important 20th century British artists including: Christopher Wood, Edward Bawden, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Victor Pasmore, Alfred Wallis and Duncan Grant.  It also boasts a major body of work by Eric Ravilious, recently the subject of a major exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery. Many of these works can be previewed on the BBC Website Your Paintings website.

The collection will be introduced to us by Sara Cooper, Towner’s Head of Collections.

We will also have the opportunity to view their Recording Britain exhibition. Originally exhibited at the V&A this will feature 49 beautiful watercolours by such as John Piper, Kenneth Rowntree & Barbara Jones which were commissioned by Sir Kenneth Clark on the outbreak of the Second World War.

For full details & booking please CLICK HERE.

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Thu 17th Mar – A limited wonderful guided tour by coach of the Hawksmoor churches in London.

The extraordinary churches designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor for London in the early 18th century are now recognised as amongst the finest products of English baroque. The architectural historian Roger White has agreed to lead a tour of five of these churches. Roger White has curated exhibitions on both Hawksmoor and the Baroque and has a …

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© Daniel Clements Photography

14th Apr – Showcasing Towner, through the medium of its impressive permanent collection.

Towner, the South Coast’s award winning art gallery, was founded in 1920 following Alderman John Chisholm Towner’s bequest of 22 paintings and funds to establish an art gallery for the people of Eastbourne. The permanent collection at Towner features a cross-section of important 20th century British artists including: Christopher Wood, Edward Bawden, Henry Moore, Paul Nash, Victor …

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