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21 June 2019Visit to The Ey Exhibition Van Gogh and Britain
19 May 2019Visit to Sussex
21 March 2019Tour of Royal Opera House and Freemason's Hall
28 November 2018Tour of Middle Temple
18 October 2018Visit to Kettles Yard, Cambridge
11 June 2018Visit to Baddesley Clinton, near Solihull
08 May 2018Private Houses & Gardens of Northern Ireland
15 February 2018Two Temple Place and the Age of Jazz Exhibition
07 December 2017Visit to National Gallery exhibition: Reflections - Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites
08 August 2017The Charterhouse, London EC1 (second date) : guided tour 11.30am; cost £10
01 August 2017The Charterhouse, London EC1 : guided tour 11.30am; cost £10
27 June 2017HOKUSAI beyond the Great Wave exhibition at the British Museum
18 June 2017Birmingham & Lichfield Visit: Arts, Crafts & The Age of Enlightenment
11 January 2017Theatre visit at 2.30pm to The Dresser, Duke of York Theatre, St Martin's Lane.
13 October 2016Visit to the British Museum's exhibition: Sunken Cities, Egypt's Lost Worlds
11 July 2016Visit to Woburn Abbey
19 May 2016Tour: Historic Durham & Northumberland
05 February 2016Visit to The Guildhall, Guildhall Art Gallery & London’s Roman Amphitheatre in the City of London
11 November 2015Visit to Windsor Castle

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Visit to The Ey Exhibition Van Gogh and Britain
Friday 21 June 2019


This major exhibition brings together 45 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists

Van Gogh and Britain presents the largest collection of Van Gogh’s paintings in the UK for nearly a decade. Some of his most famous works will be brought together from around the world – including ShoesStarry Night on the RhôneL'Arlésienne, and two works he made while a patient at the Saint-Paul Asylum, At Eternity’s Gate and Prisoners Exercising. They will be joined by the very rarely lent Sunflowers from London’s National Gallery.

Van Gogh lived in England as a young man for several crucial years. He walked the streets alone, dreaming of the future. He fell in love with British culture, especially the novels of Charles Dickens and George Eliot. And he was inspired by the art he saw here, including paintings by Constable and Millais which are featured in the exhibition. They affected his paintings throughout his career.

Programme Friday 21st June 2019

Make your own way to Tate Britain, Millbank, London.

Please arrive at Tate Britain via the Clore Entrance at the side of the building on Millbank.  When standing with your back to the river the Clore entrance is located on the right of the main entrance through the green doors.  Please meet in the Clore Foyer 

11.00 Refreshments on arrival

11.30 One hour introductory lecture by Frank Woodgate

12.30 Buffet lunch

13.30 and 14.30 Timed tickets to Exhibition

The exhibition also looks at the British artists who were inspired by Van Gogh, including Francis BaconDavid Bomberg, and the young Camden Town painters. It shows how his vision set British artists on the road to modern art.


Adult £44 per person

Concession (over 60/ Arts Society Member/Student) £42 per person

Adult with Art Fund £35.60 per person

Concession with Art Fund £34.60 per person

Tate Member £24.60 per person

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Any queries, please contact:- 
Gill Gowing at or 01923 777715 or 07882761471