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19 June 2018BANQUETING HOUSE and ENGLISH ART CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION
08 May 2018WINDSOR CASTLE
26 September 2017THE GOLDSMITHS GUILD HALL AND THE BRITISH LIBRARY, LONDON
31 May 2017KEW GARDENS, LONDON
18 January 2017THE STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD
23 July 2015HAMPTON COURT CASTLE & GARDENS, near LEOMINSTER
19 May 2015BLETCHLEY PARK
17 March 2015EXETER CATHEDRAL
19 November 2014ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD including a private guided tour of the Museum's highlights
24 July 2014ST FAGANS MUSEUM OF WELSH LIFE AND LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL
24 June 2014COTSWOLD FARM
20 May 2014BLENHEIM PALACE, OXFORD
20 March 2014WINCHESTER CATHEDRAL
07 November 2013THE NATIONAL MUSEUM - CARDIFF THE VISIT WILL INCLUDE A PRIVATE TOUR OF THE DAVIES COLLECTION
18 July 2013GORDON RUSSELL MUSEUM OF FURNITURE, and COURT BARN
25 June 2013HANBURY HALL and GARDENS

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BANQUETING HOUSE and ENGLISH ART CLUB ANNUAL EXHIBITION
Tuesday 19 June 2018

In the morning we will be given a Blue Badge Guided tour of the Banqueting House, Whitehall, a beautiful Grade I listed building.

Before lunch we will stroll across Horse Guards to The Mall Gallery to view the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2018 with over 300 works by today's most prestigious artists.

The day will be full of history and beautiful art work both classical and contemporary.

The Banqueting House is the grandest and best known survivor of the architectural genre and the only remaining component of the Palace of Whitehall. The building is important in the history of English architecture as the first structure to be completed in the neo-classical style, which was to transform English architecture. Begun in 1619 and designed by Inigo Jones, the Banqueting House was completed in 1622 at a cost of £15,618, 27 years before King Charles I of England was beheaded.

Sir Peter Paul Rubens while in England as a diplomat was asked to design and paint the Banqueting House ceiling which was sketched in London but completed at his studio in Antwerp due to the scale of the job.

Given the attention and effort which were lavished by Charles I on the Banqueting House, his end was not without irony. On the afternoon of 30 January 1649 he stepped out of a first floor window of Banqueting House onto the scaffold which had been erected outside for the purpose of his execution.

The Mall Gallery to view New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2018

The New English Art Club is a vibrant and diverse group of widely admired visual artists whose highly collectable work is based principally upon direct observation of nature and the human figure. Its Annual Exhibition of over 300 works, gives aspiring artists an opportunity to exhibit alongside some of the best figurative artists working today in painting, drawing and printmaking.

A sandwich and hot drink lunch at The Mall Gallery is included in your ticket.

Meet at Beeches Car Park at 8:00am for 8:10am coach departure. Returning to Beeches Car Park approximately 19:00pm

Limited to 30 places only, so please book early.

Cost per person £40.00, cheque payable to Arts Society Cirencester

(Cancellations accepted and refunds given only up to two weeks (full 14 days) prior to event).

Please contact me for an application form and further information:

Mrs NEREIDE GILHEAD, mobile 07791 771 864 or email visits.ascirencester@gmail.com