• Henley DFAS

Day Visits

Tuesday 23rd November at 10.30am
A Virtual Live Visit to Ravenna, Italy
 
 
Ravenna is considered the world’s mosaic capital with eight UNESCO buildings having perfectly preserved Vth and VIth century mosiacs. 
 
 
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Wednesday 8th December 2021 at 4.00pm online (please note time)
A Virtual Live Visit to Stockholm
 
A taste of Christmas in Sweden, walking around Stockholm in the company of Per, local resident and tour guide for 30 years.
 
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Henry Moore, Sculpture Garden, House and Studios Thursday 5th May 2022 (Booking Thursday 17th March)
Henry Moore, Sculpture Garden, House and Studios
This visit has been brought forward from 2021.
 
We will experience the iconic work of sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) against the backdrop of his stunning home and garden.  A prolific and innovative 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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Sudeley Castle: Family Home, Church and Gardens Late June 2022. Exact date to be confirmed. (Booking Thursday 21 April)
Sudeley Castle: Family Home, Church and Gardens
This visit has been brought forward from 2021.
 
 
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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Andrew Davies’ Walking Tour: St Pancras and King’s Cross, A New Discovery Thursday 29th September 2022. (Booking Thursday 16th June)
Andrew Davies’ Walking Tour: St Pancras and King’s Cross, A New Discovery
 
Our perennial favourite guide, Andrew Davies, was badgered to come out of retirement by so many Arts Society branches that he has finally agreed to do so. What wonderful news!
 
Originally booked for October 2021, but cancelled due to the advent of Covid, our visit to London with him has now been resurrected. Andrew has promised us an enthralling walking tour of the King's Cross area and a very different experience from the Henley Arts Society outing of 2012 to the same part of the world.  We shall examine the two railway stations of contrasting style:
 
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One is exuberant and Gothic, whilst the other is austere and classical. 
 
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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 01494 880002.  On the day of the visit please phone 01494 880002       

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