• Discover the lives and works of artists through their houses scattered around the beautiful Sussex countryside
• Step into homes belonging to members of the Bloomsbury Group and their contemporaries including Monk’s House (Virginia Woolf) and Charleston (Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant)
• Explore Limnerslease House and the Watts Gallery and Studio at the Artists’ Village in Compton, once home to George Frederic Watts and his wife Mary
Suzanne Fagence Cooper,
lecturer and historian who specialises in British art history
Assemble 1300 at Guildford City Station. Visit to Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village (home to Victorian painter and sculptor G F Watts) including guided tour of Limnerslease House. Transfer to Deans Place Hotel, Alfriston, for three nights. Evening introductory lecture.
Morning: Charleston (house and gardens), Berwick Church (Bloomsbury set murals) and St Peter’s Church, Firle (John Piper stained glass). Afternoon: Monk’s House (18th century cottage once home to Leonard and Virginia Woolf). Evening lecture.
Morning: Farley’s House & Gallery (home of Surrealist photographer Lee Miller and artist Roland Penrose) with private talk. Afternoon: Standen (Arts and Crafts house with Morris & Co interiors).
Morning excursion to Eastbourne for Towner Art Gallery (Ravilious gallery and print room). Tour disperses approx 1300 at Eastbourne Station followed by hotel.
24 Aug — 27 Aug 2021
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A good level of fitness is required for this tour, and participants should be prepared for a moderate amount of walking and standing during house and gallery visits. Please note that the houses visited on this tour may have uneven surfaces and steps to navigate, and lifts are not available.
Cost of £1095 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £120.