Cornwall: St Ives & the Newlyn School of Painters
3 Jun — 8 Jun 2019 | Tour Director: Suzanne Fagence Cooper
• Discover the works of the Newlyn School, who were enchanted by Cornwall in the late 19th century
• Visit Tate St Ives, reopened in 2017 following a four year refurbishment and extension
• Enjoy an afternoon at the romantically named and justly famous Lost Gardens of Heligan, rescued after decades of neglect
Suzanne Fagence Cooper,
lecturer and historian who specialises in British art history
Tour assembles 1730 at the Alverton Hotel, Truro, for five nights. Evening lecture.
Truro: neo-Gothic cathedral, Royal Cornwall Museum (Cornish art including Newlyn School), Lost Gardens of Heligan (giant Himalayan rhododendrons, bamboos, ferns, palms).
Morning: Landhydrock (one of the country’s most complete 19th century stately homes, wooded parkland bordering River Fowey). Afternoon: Pencarrow (Georgian country house, exquisite furniture and carpets).
Morning: Newlyn (Cornwall’s largest fishing port) followed by Penzance for Penlee House Gallery and Museum. Afternoon: by ferry from Marazion to St Michael’s Mount (castle with fine collections of period furniture, paintings and portrait miniatures).
Bernard Leach Pottery followed by excursion to St Ives for Tate St Ives (including works by Patrick Heron, Alfred Wallis and Naum Gabo) and Barbara Hepworth Museum (bronze, stone and wood sculptures, paintings, drawings and archive material).
Tour disperses after breakfast.
3 Jun — 8 Jun 2019
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Cost of £1265 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £287, single room supplement £137.