Tuesday October 3rd
Lunch time 12 noon for 1pm
ELLEN TERRY AND THE AESTHETES
Born into a family of actors, she made her first stage appearance as Mamillius, at the age of nine opposite Charles Kean as Leontes at the Princess’s Theatre, London, in Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”, She continued to perform throughout her teens and later in London also touring the provinces. In 1878 she joined Henry Irving’s company as his leading lady and for more than twenty years was lauded as the leading Shakespearean and comic actress in Britain. They also toured with much success in America as well as Britain. In a long and successful career she worked until she finally retired from the stage in 1920 but still appeared in films from 1916 until 1922. She died in 1928.
See here for the flyer.
Lecturer: Frances Hughes
Admission - free
Refreshments available from the Teatro Café
Sunday 24th September
Snowshill Manor and Garden
Every room in Snowshill Manor is filled with hundreds of objects, from model boats and scary Samurais, to toys and an attic filled with bicycles. The Manor is to this day presented as Wade arranged it, a treasure trove of curiosities. The Garden is two acres it includes formal lawns, colourful borders and water features - with autumn colour in September and October.
Here is a link to the booking form (also for Osterley House)
Sunday October 15th
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE FROM PRINTED CALENDAR
Once described by Horace Walpole as 'the palace of palaces', Osterley was created in the late 18th century by architect and designer Robert Adam. Today the house is presented as it would have looked in the 1780s . A collection of rare portraits and artworks has been returned to Osterley Park and House on a ten-year loan.
Here is a link to the booking form (also for Snowshill)
Thursday Painting Workshop
We run a regular Thursday painting workshop for members For more details please see here.
Three day trip to Cardiff
September 10th to 12th
We are planning a three day visit to Cardiff. Highlights include visits to:
Please reply ASAP as this trip is nearly sold out.