Great Bardfield & Beyond: Mid-Century Art & Design in East Anglia
3 May — 7 May 2022 | 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
one of the UK’s leading architectural historians
Tour assembles 1400 at the University Arms 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 Bawden Room 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 visit to Heritage Centre. Free evening.
Morning: The Higgins Art Gallery & Museum, Bedford (focusing on Bawden). Afternoon: Cambridge University Library (viewing archival items from the Curwen Collection).
Morning lecture followed by visit to the house at Kettle’s Yard. Tour disperses c 1230.
3 May — 7 May 2022
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"A very interesting and rewarding tour"
ACE customer on a previous Great Bardfield & Beyond tour
FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES
Participants should meet ACE’s usual fitness criteria, as outlined in our Booking Terms & Conditions This tour will involve a moderate amount of walking, so a good level of fitness is required, and it also involves coach journeys of up to an hour.
Cost of £1345 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.