OUTSIDE VISITS

Traditionally outside visits have departed by coach from Moor Lane, Rickmansworth in the morning and returned in early evening. At the moment all our venues for 2020-21 are closed. As we approach the date of departure for each event, if it is still expected to be closed we will arrange an alternative event. Inevitably the alternative event will be held online via Zoom and the subject matter is likely to be a guided walk that does not relate to the original venue. A unique link will be emailed to members and guests on the day before each event. If you wish to 'attend' as a guest please complete the General Queries form below and links will be emailed to you. Click the link at 10:15am to join the audience for a chat before the event begins at 10:30am.
  • 10 Dec

    THURSDAY 10 DECEMBER 2020

    Virtual Tour

    Shakespeare's London

    Organiser:

    Lance Pierson

    See the original site of the Globe Theatre and its sister the Blackfriars Theatre, two houses where he lived and the very spot where we believe Othello, King Lear and Macbeth were written. This virtual tour will also visit some of the monuments that modern London has erected in the Bard's honour.

  • 4 Mar

    THURSDAY 4 MARCH 2021

    Virtual London Walk

    Bronzes to Banksy

    Organiser:

    Ian Swankie

    From Bronzes to Banksy is a journey through central London from west to east looking at public art.

    It covers classical bronzes, stone statues, several quirky modern pieces and street art made with spray paint.

  • 15 Apr

    THURSDAY 15 APRIL 2021

    Virtual Boat Tour

    16th Century Historic Thames from Hampton Court to Greenwich

    Organiser:

    Kevin Flude

    Henry VIII had over 50 manors and Palaces, over 15 in the London area and 11 or so along the Thames.

    The monarchs led an itinerant life moving from one to another, stopping off at 'privileged' subjects' houses on the way. We explore the Palaces between Hampton Court and Greenwich from the riverside and take a look at the riverine background to Wolf Hall.

  • 7 May

    FRIDAY 7 MAY 2021

    Virtual London Walk

    Art in the Shadow of St Paul's

    Organiser:

    Ian Swankie

    St Paul's Cathedral has dominated the London skyline for many centuries, and it has also had a profound influence on the area immediately surrounding it.

    This is a gentle stroll around the paths, streets, piazzas and alleyways around St Paul's. There are not only lovely views of Wren's great masterpiece, but we see several other Wren buildings, historic halls, modern sculpture and some hidden spaces.

  • 3 Mar

    CANCELLED - WEDNESDAY 3 MARCH 2021

    CANCELLED

    Greenwich, Old Royal Naval College, Queen's House and optionally the Royal Observatory

    Organiser:

    City & Village

    Old Royal Naval College (with Painted Ceiling), highlights of Greenwich, lunch in the Old Brewery cafe inside the Visitor Centre, guided tour of the Queen's House, optional walk up to the Royal Observatory.

  • 13 May

    CANCELLED - THURSDAY 13 MAY 2021

    CANCELLED

    Follies and Vines: Painshill Park and Denbies Wine Estate

    Organiser:

    Maureen Atkinson

    Painshill Park, Surrey, is an 18th century landscaped garden with follies, grottoes, waterwheel and vineyard, plus tearoom. Inspired by Renaissance art the garden has a sequence of breathtaking and surprising vistas at Painshill.

    Denbies Wine Estate, England's largest vineyard, is nearby. We will take a vineyard 'train' tour to the vineyard's most beautiful viewing points over the North Downs ...... and then there is the wine tasting!

  • 24 Jun

    CANCELLED - THURSDAY 24 JUNE 2021

    CANCELLED

    Visit to Cambridge

    Organiser:

    City & Village

    Our full day in Cambridge includes visits to Kings College Chapel, the Cambridge Central Mosque and the Fitzwilliam Museum. We start with a panoramic coach tour of Cambridge. In the afternoon there is a guided tour of King's College Chapel and then a visit to the Cambridge Central Mosque, Europe's first eco-friendly mosque opened in December 2019. Finally, we will drive the short distance to Grantchester for afternoon tea in the Orchard Tea Garden.

General Queries

THE ARTS SOCIETY MOOR PARK

Moor Park Mansion

Rickmansworth

Hertfordshire

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