• Henley DFAS

Day Visits

Thursday 14th May 2020 (Booking Thursday 19th March 2020)
Brighton Pavilion and Art Gallery, The Lanes and Seafront.

 

Brighton Pavilion, an exotic and eccentric palace, was built by George IV as a retreat from his parents and the formality of the royal court where he could indulge his various passions for gambling, women, horses and lavish entertaining.

Designed by architect John Nash in 1815, it dramatically reflected the unusual taste and interests of the then Prince Regent, who was fascinated by the Orient. 

The pavilion combined the grandeur of the Regency period with the opulence of Indian and Chinese inspired design.  It caused a sensation when completed in 1823 with its Indian type minarets, domes and pinnacles.

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Thursday 11th June 2020 (Booking Thursday 16th April 2020)
Sudeley Castle: Family Home, Church and Gardens

 

Sudeley Castle, surrounded by award winning gardens with magnificent views of the Cotswolds, has Royal connections dating back over 1000 years to the time of Ethelred the Unready. The castle was built on its present site in the 15th century and a magnificent banqueting hall was subsequently added by Richard III. This is now a romantic ruin.

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Thursday 16th July 2020 (Booking 21st May 2020)
Henry Moore, Sculpture Garden, House and Studios

 

We will experience the iconic work of sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) against the backdrop of his stunning home and garden.  A prolific and inovative artist, he produced 7,500 drawings, etchings, carvings, tapestry designs and hundreds of plaster maquettes.

After their London home was damaged in the Blitz, Henry and Irina Moore moved to Much Hadham in rural Hertfordshire, where they remained for the rest of their lives.  Their home’ Hoglands’, which we will visit, contains books, works of art and interesting personal items, collected from around the world and is surrounded by a huge and beautiful garden, created by Irina. 

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Wednesday 23rd September 2020 (Booking Thursday 18th June 2020)
Andrew Davies' Walking Tour: St Pancras and Kings Cross: A Discovery

 

Our perennial favourite guide, Andrew Davies, has promised us an enthralling walking tour of the Kings Cross area and a very different experience from TASH’s outing in 2012.

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Usual Booking Procedure for Day Visits
1.  Bookings are taken prior to the morning and afternoon lectures in the Ballroom at Phyllis Court Club (PCC), usually 2 months before the actual visit.  The exact booking dates are available on our Website and  printed in the annual calendar given to all members of The Arts Society Henley on renewal of their subscriptions in November.
2.  Bookings open at 09:30 in the morning and 13:30 in the afternoon.  Places are filled quickly for popular outings so it is advisable to arrive early.
3.  Bookings are only taken for the visit advertised that day and only accepted on receipt of payment by cash or cheque (payable to TASH).
4.  Members may book for themselves and one other member, except for the Andrew Davies Tours when it is single bookings only.  You will be required to fill in a Contact Form and provide your name, email     address, mobile and home telephone numbers and an emergency contact name and number.  If you are booking for someone else, it would be helpful if you had these details, otherwise they will need to be      posted.
5.  Telephone and e mail reservations are not accepted until after the first booking date.
6.  The coach departs from the Rugby Club, Marlow Road, Henley (opposite the entrance to PCC).  There is car parking on site (£3.20 in the meter and no change given).  You will be informed of the                   relevant departure time when you book.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the departure time.  Please note that the coach is not able to wait for late arrivals.
7.  Cancellation: payment will only be refunded if the place is taken by someone on the waiting list.  Please note that places may not be taken by non-members except by prior agreement.
9.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or telephone if you have any queries.  I am happy to help and want you to have an enjoyable day.
     If you wish to get in touch prior to the visit, you can email me at

     day-visits.henley@theartssociety.org or phone 0118 9401219.  On the day of the visit please phone 07939 062321.       

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