The Arts Society Blackwater Visits

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 Holland.

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.

Arts Active

The Visits team launch a new exciting initiative today (3rd January 2018). Designed to be a more informal way for members to join together to visit exhibitions, museums and galleries. Click here for more details and how to join in

2019

Wednesday 17 October

Livery and Company Halls, Guilds in the City of London


Paul Jagger gave us a lecture on Livery Company Halls. This visit will build on that. The programme for the day offers entry to two halls in the company of Paul who will conduct the tours.Click here for more details and the Booking Form

Thursday 14th November.
 
The Christmas event this year is a trip to Ely Cathedral’s Christmas Fayre Click here for more details ‘ menus and the booking form
 
 

2020

DEVON TRIP CANCELLED
In the exceptional circumstance in which we find ourselves and after consulting with members booked to go to Devon in June, the decision has been made to cancel this trip. Tailored Travel will issue refunds in due course to the participants. We hope to re-book at a later date.
Please keep safe and all the best
David Anderson – AS Blackwater Chairman

May 4th to 8th 2020
Extended Visit to Devon
Another Blackwater extended visit with a range of interesting venues including the Houses and a castle plus Britannia Royal Naval College, Agatha Christie’s home.  5 days from £599 – Departing 4th May 2020 Click here for more details and the Booking Form

UPDATE ON HEMINGFORD GREY & WADDESTON MANOR

Due to the Covid 19 situation we have sadly had to cancel our visit to Hemingford Grey in June this year.  The visit has been postponed until next year, date to follow in due course. Members and guests currently on the list will have priority for future bookings.  None of your cheques have been cashed and will be destroyed.

Re the October visit, we were making arrangements to visit Waddeston Manor, but it will not be possible for us to complete the arrangements for this year; hopefully next year!!!

Meanwhile, more importantly, we hope that you stay safe and well during these difficult times
Best wishes to you all – Carole Tibballs & Jill Luxton

Wednesday 17th June

Hemingford Grey
The summer visit on Wednesday 17th June is to the Manor House and Gardens at Hemingford Grey. The Norman house is one of the oldest houses in Britain
.Click here for more details and the booking form

 

Hemingford Grey Vist – Update

The Hemingford Grey visit is fully booked. However, we are creating a waiting list for cancellations. Please note the telephone number on the Booking form is incorrect. Please contact Jill Luxton on 01276324865

Thursday 15th October 2020

Kenwood House

 

Arts Active

Our first Arts Active trip is reported here Click here for the Visit report

 

 

                                         

 

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 Holland.