Come and see the amazing murals and other Bloomsbury Group artefacts at Charleston and St Michael and All Angles Church in East Sussex, at our visit on Thursday 19 April 2018.
The Grade 1 listed house was bought in 1916 by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, becoming a centre of artistic adventure and achievement for some 50 years. The Bloomsbury artists decorated the house with truly remarkable Italianate frescoes covering walls, doors and furniture. As well as regular visitors – Virginia and Leonard Woolf, E. M. Foster, Roger Fry and Lytton Strachey – Maynard Keynes and Clive Bell lived there for long periods. The garden to a design by Roger Fry. It is a wonderful sight with mosaics, pools and statues.
Tea and coffee will available on arrival. Following a guided tour of the house, Friends will be able to visit the garden. Lunch is available in the tea room.
After lunch the coach will take us to St Michael and All Angels Church in nearby Berwick. A small 12th century church, it has been lavishly decorated by the Bloomsbury Group with brightly coloured murals, and religious pieces throughout. It is an unforgettable experience to see works by these artists in such a setting.
A coach will leave Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground Car Park at 8.30am and depart Berwick at 3.30pm to return to Woking. The visit is limited to 30 people and booking will be on a first-come, first-served basis.
Booking is restricted to Friends until 1 March, after which any remaining places will be offered to others.
Thursday 19 April 2018
8.30am at Goldsworth Recreation Ground Car Park
£34 Friends, £36 Adult
If booking a Friends ticket, you will need to enter the three digit Friends number found on your special green Friends Annual Pass. Please note that only one discounted ticket may be booked per Friend.
Image by Penelope Fewster
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