|Date:||Thursday, 14 March 2019|
|Cost:||£25 including tour|
|Pick up points:||Crab and Winkle, Werrington 07.15, Bretton Centre 07.30, Thorpe Meadows 07.40 (£2.50 parking charge)|
|Booking deadline:||31st January 2019|
A crow fell down the chimney at Fernlea on Cookham High Street, flapped around the room, flew out of the window and Stanley Spencer was born. The date was June 30th 1891- and the family thought it was a good omen. It certainly was.
Spencer lived in Cookham for much of his life and is considered to be one of the foremost English painters of his era, whose idiosyncratic works are instantly recognisable.
We will be visiting the converted Methodist Chapel, which now houses approximately 100 of his works, and in groups will enjoy conducted tours of the gallery and the local area, looking at locations associated with Spencer and his paintings. We will also have the opportunity to visit Holy Trinity Church which is the setting of what is perhaps his most famous painting, The Resurrection, which is displayed at Tate Britain.
The gallery is housed on two floors which are accessible to disabled visitors, and also has a small shop. It has no café or toilet facilities, but there are several pubs, cafes and restaurants in the nearby High Street, and Public Toilets, with disabled facilities, are located close to the gallery.
Further information from Judy Gardiner 01733 562891
Book by phoning Gina Bates 01733 579317