28 February 2020
Friends Trip: Stanley Spencer Gallery
Friday 28 February, 9.30am
£17 including transport (SOLD OUT)
£15 not including transport (SOLD OUT)
Join us for a private tour of the Stanley Spencer Gallery which is housed in the fully restored Wesleyan Chapel, which Spencer attended as a child.
Sir Stanley Spencer, CBE RA (1891 - 1959) was an English painter. Shortly after leaving the Slade School of Art, Spencer became well known for his paintings depicting Biblical scenes occurring as if in Cookham, the small village beside the River Thames where he was born and spent much of his life. Spencer was also an official war artist and a successful portraitist - as was William Orpen.
After the tour of the Gallery we will have a guided walk of Cookham, concentrating on buildings which have a significance to Spencer.
A table for lunch at a pub will be reserved, payable on the day. This will probably be at The Ferry, which features in Spencer's paintings Dinner on the Hotel Lawn and Christ Preaching at Cookham Regatta.
Please note that the Gallery is fully accessible.
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