A blockbuster exhibition at the British Library on Euston Road, and the first ever survey of Oceanic art exhibited in Britain.
From 1844 – 2001 this was the country home for four generations of the Gibbs family, their bolthole from London. Originally purchased by William Gibb it was transformed in 1864 by his engaging John Norton to redesign and rebuild, the result being a home in High Victorian Gothic.
A large audience testified both to Allan Phillipson’s popularity as a speaker and perhaps also to our perennial fascination with Mary Shelley’s iconic “creature.”
An uplifting talk with which to begin our new season: a verbal behind the scenes tour of the Music Centre, from the initial idea mooted thirty years ago to the present day.
42 people joined the visit to Cardiff, to enjoy this wonderful city, in glorious weather. Most people chose to start at Cardiff Bay, the site of an incredible regeneration…
Dillington House photograph by Claire Osgood What a delight it was driving through Somerset with trees in fresh new leaf and cow parsley lining the roads. Claire had it all…
Southampton is a vibrant city with a rich and varied history. Members made their own decisions about what to choose to do from the wide range on offer, from art…
A large audience, surely the largest we have had for some time, enjoyed listening to Bob Williams read works by the Liverpool Poets, Roger McGough, Adrian Henri and Brian Patten….
The ‘Charles I, King & Collector’ show, with its myriad treasures, primarily from the Northern and Italian Renaissance, will certainly prove to be one of the exhibitions of the year….
Photo: Commemorative bell, GWR King Class 4-6-0 6000 ‘King George V’ Swindon Railway Museum It is pleasing to report that our mid-winter half day visit to Swindon proved remarkably popular….