A visit by Friends of The Lightbox has been arranged to Two Temple Place alongside the Victoria Embankment in London for Wednesday 8 February 2017. Two Temple Place is a little-known architectural gem. Formerly Astor House, it opened to the public in 2011 with a focus on displaying regional art in the UK.
The building was commissioned by William Waldorf Astor in 1895 to be his London home and office. It was designed by John Pearson, who was assisted by top craftsmen of the period. There are surprises wherever you look: in the forecourt and portico there are wonderful sculptures by Frith, the vestibule has an amazing marble fireplace and colourful floor. All over the building there are discoveries to be made.
As an added bonus, Friends will be able to view an exhibition of Sussex Modernism.
The exhibition explores the life and work of artists, writers and makers who lived in the early and mid-twentieth century. Art from many collections is represented, making it an exhibition not to be missed. Artists include Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Eric Gill, David Jones, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Salvador Dali, Henry Moore, Edward Burra and many other well-known artists. The visit is a must for Friends.
A coach will depart from Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground Car Park, Wishbone Way, at 9.00am and will leave London for Woking at 15.30pm. The tour is limited to the first 16 Friends to book, and will start at 11.00am. Lunch is available at the Tangerine Dream Café. There is a short flight of stairs at the entrance to the building, which has lifts to all floors.
Wednesday 8 February 2017, 9.00am
£40 payable online or at The Lightbox Reception
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