• Discover the lives and works of artists through their houses 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 in Compton, once home to George Frederic Watts and his wife Mary
Suzanne Fagence Cooper,
lecturer and historian who specialises in British art history
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 East Sussex National Hotel for three nights. Evening introductory lecture.
Morning: Charleston (house and gardens), Berwick Church (Bloomsbury set murals) and St Peter’s Church, 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 of Surrealist photographer Lee Miller and artist Roland Penrose). Afternoon: Standen (Arts & Crafts house with Morris & Co interiors).
Morning excursion to Eastbourne for Towner Art Gallery (Ravilious gallery and print room). Tour disperses approx 1300 at Eastbourne Station followed by approx 1400 at the hotel.
5 Oct — 8 Oct 2021
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"Suzanne was an excellent and well-informed Tour Director and guide, and the choice of venues was also very good."
"Suzanne was just superb...she was with us and amongst us all the time and was ready and willing to engage in conversation, sharing her immense knowledge and enthusiasm willingly."
"Suzanne was an excellent and well-informed Tour Director and guide, and the choice of venues was also very good"
ACE customers on a previous Artists' Houses in Sussex tour with Suzanne Fagence Cooper
A good level of fitness is required for this tour, and participants should be prepared for a moderate amount of walking and standing during house and gallery visits. Please note that the houses visited on this tour may have uneven surfaces and steps to navigate, and lifts are not available.
Cost of £995 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 £135.