Great Bardfield & Beyond: Mid-Century Art & Design in East Anglia
12 May — 16 May 2020 | Tour Director: Alan Powers
• Discover the Great Bardfield artists and the environments within which they lived and worked
• Enjoy a special visit to the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, home of the North West Essex Collection of Great Bardfield works
• Gain an in-depth understanding of mid-century art and design across visits in Cambridge, Braintree and Bedford
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Tour assembles 1400 at the Hilton Cambridge City Centre Hotel for four nights. Afternoon visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum to view items from the Prints and Drawings Archive (sources of inspiration for the Great Bardfield artists, and works by Bawden, Ravilious and others). Introductory lecture.
Morning excursion to Saffron Walden for visit to Fry Art Gallery. Afternoon walking tour of Great Bardfield (visiting Cottage Museum and viewing sites related to the artists).
Morning excursion to Braintree for visit to Warner Textile Archive. Afternoon: Silver End Village (nationally important village of 1920s ‘Modern Movement’ architecture) for walking tour and visits to Heritage Centre and a private house. Free evening.
Morning: The Higgins Bedford (focusing on Bawden). Afternoon: Cambridge University Library (viewing archival items from the Curwen Collection). Evening lecture.
Morning: private visit to the house at Kettle’s Yard. Tour disperses c 1230.
12 May — 16 May 2020
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This tour will involve some walking, so a good level of fitness is required, and coach journeys of up to an hour.
Cost of £1295 includes: accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, one lunch, three dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.
Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £310.