Patrons Trip: Salisbury Cathedral and Roche Court

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6 April 2020

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Salisbury Cathedral and Roche Court
Monday 6 April, 9.30am
£20 including refreshments and transport,
leaving from Watts Gallery – Artists' Village

To coincide with our forthcoming exhibition Unto This Last: Two Hundred Years of John Ruskin there will be a private tour by Nerissa Taysom, our Adult Programme Curator, of Salisbury Cathedral and its influence on John Ruskin. In 1848, during a visit to Salisbury with his new wife Effie, Ruskin devoted 10 pages of his diaries to the cathedral's architecture, some details of which later featured in his celebrated essay Seven Lamps of Architecture.

This fascinating tour will also explore the cathedral, founded in the thirteenth century, with its beautifully carved monuments and tombs, famous Father Willis Organ, regular art exhibitions, spectacular font and the world's oldest working mechanical clock. Marvel at Britain's tallest spire and the 80-acre Cathedral Close – the largest in Britain, where a sculpture exhibition will have just opened.

After lunch at the cathedral's Refectory restaurant (payable on the day), we will drive to nearby Roche Court New Art Centre, a nineteenth-century house in parkland, which hosts sculptures and works of art by artists such as Barbara Hepworth.

Please note that Salisbury Cathedral is accessible and Roche Court is partly accessible.

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