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Cornwall - 5 day tour

Members may recall the lecture given by Catherine Wallace in 2016 on the artists of the Newlyn and other Cornish schools, on which she is the leading specialist. She will be our lecturer on this very special tour of the artistic centres of west Cornwall. She will speak about the artists of Falmouth, Newlyn and St Ives , and then guide us on special ‘behind the scenes’  tours of  the galleries in Falmouth and  at Porthmeor, St Ives. She will take us on a tour of the Lamorna Birch exhibition which will just have opened at the Penlee House Gallery in Penzance followed by a visit to some of the places he knew, and  to St Hilary church, with its remarkable 1930s decoration. There will also be free time to explore St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the recently extended Tate Gallery.  Places are limited to 25.

The cost is likely to be in the region of £725 and will include the cost of the coach from Sidmouth, accommodation and half board at a superior hotel in Falmouth, all lectures, excursions, entry fees and gratuities. Single rooms will be available at a supplementary cost.

If you are interested in learning more details of this trip please complete the form, which can be found on the docs/forms page here, and return to Jeremy Pearson, Visits Secretary, at a meeting, or send to 3, Carlton Mansions, The Esplanade, Sidmouth , EX10 8BE   01395 514792