Posted 15th April 2016
Watts Contemporary Gallery
Saturday 24 September
10am - 12pm
Opened in 1854, Brookwood Cemetery near Woking is Surrey's equivalent of the Père Lachaise cemetery in Paris and is of equal historical importance. A mix between a verdant English park and a public shrine, all funerary art styles and religious denominations are represented. Brookwood is also home to some of the most important war graves in the country.
Join us for a walking tour of this fascinating Grade I listed location, and learn more about the stunning mausoleums and the church and shrine of St Edward the Martyr with its magnificent icon collection (not normally open to the public).
Gain insight into the Victorian railway which runs through the cemetery, as well as the many famous artists buried there, including the Wattses' great friends, William and Evelyn de Morgan, portraitist John Singer Sargent and Jeannie Senior, who was a model for both GF Watts and Millais.
To book a place or find out more call 01483 813593.