As a member of The Arts Society, Blackwater arranges visits to houses, gardens and museums and galleries. London and the home counties are suitable for day visits by coach. We often obtain the services of guides at museums and galleries and have exclusive pre-arranged entry to houses and special exhibitions. We also have extended tours in the UK by coach with an arranged itinerary and accommodation included. Most recently to Cornwall. Extended holidays abroad are also part of our programme and in recent years we have been to Madrid, Berlin and Nice.
Please note that ALL VISITS will start from Wickham Bishops Church Car Park at 8.30am and will return at approximately 6.30pm unless otherwise notified.
Normally, dates for visits will be confirmed at the meeting held two months previously. To reserve a place, a booking slip must be completed and be accompanied by a cheque payable to The Arts Society Blackwater. You will be able to download a booking form by clicking on the title of the visit. Details of visits with booking forms will appear here as near as possible to the lecture at which they are first available for sale.
Reservations for Extended Tours may be made as soon as the Extended Tour is announced.
Further VISITS may be arranged if the opportunity arises.
Tuesday October 17th 2017
The first visit of the autumn is to Hever Castle.Click here for more details and the Booking Form
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE NOW CONFIRMED OUR VISIT FOR NEXT MARCH
IT IS ON FRIDAY 23RD MARCH 2018 ” A LUNCHEON AND VISIT TO THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT”
BOOKINGS WILL OPEN AT OUR JANUARY MEETING (NOT BEFORE) AND PLACES ARE LIMITED TO 34 WITH MEMBERS HAVING PRIORITY ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED WITH PAYMENT
DETAILS ARE ON ‘THE ARTS SOCIETY BLACKWATER ‘WEBSITE – BOOKING FORM WILL APPEAR IN JANUARY Click here for more details
April 29th – 4th May 2018 Extended Visit to Shakespeare’s Stratford Upon Avon and The Heart of England
(5 days and 4 nights)Click here for more details and the Booking Form
Tuesday 19th June 2018 Cambridge Botanical Garden
A mid-summer trip without a long journey. Something to look forward to as we endure the depths of an Essex Winter! Click here for more details and the Booking Form
Wednesday 10th October 2018 Henry Moore Foundation
The first visit of the new season is a return by Blackwater to The Henry Moore Foundation – his studios and gardens on Wednesday 10th October Click here for more details and the Booking Form