• Discover an inviting collection of artists’ houses and galleries 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 at Compton, once home to George Frederic Watts and his wife Mary
Stella Grace Lyons is a freelance Art History lecturer and speaker accredited with The Arts Society
Tour assembles 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 in 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 to Surrealist photographer Lee Miller and artist Roland Penrose). 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 c 1300 at Eastbourne Station followed by hotel.
4 Aug — 7 Aug 2020
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FITNESS & PRACTICALITIES
A good level of fitness is required for this tour, as it will involve some walking and standing, including over uneven ground. The visit to Watts Gallery - Artists’ Village involves some uphill walking.
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.