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02 April 2020Cecil Beaton's 'Bright Young Things' - National Portrait Gallery
19 March 2020Blenheim Palace
08 January 2020Apsley House, London
09 July 2019Knole House and Gardens with guided tour
04 June 2019Kew Gardens with guided tour
09 May 2019Mary Rose, Portsmouth with boat trip
09 April 2019Vincent Van Gogh Exhibition and lecture, Tate Britain
19 March 2019Freemasons Hall, London with guided tour
08 January 2019Foundling Museum, London with guided tour
17 July 2018Petworth House
19 June 2018Ely Cathedral
16 May 2018Hughenden, Buckinghamshire
17 April 2018Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Neasdon Temple
15 March 2018The Wallace Collection
11 January 2018Modigliani Exhibition, Tate Modern, London
07 October 2017OVERSEAS TOUR to Puglia and the Beautiful Heel of Italy
18 July 2017VISIT to Beaulieu Palace House, Hampshire
23 June 2017VISIT to Canterbury Cathedral, Kent
11 May 2017VISIT to Arundel Castle
18 April 2017VISIT to Dorney Court and Savill Gardens, Windsor
16 March 2017VISIT to Greenwich, London
12 January 2017Picasso Portraits - National Portrait Gallery
02 September 2016VISIT to The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Storms, War and Shipwrecks: Treasures from the Sicilian Seas
22 July 2016VISIT to Waddesdon Manor
13 June 2016VISIT to The Vyne and Sandham Memorial Chapel, Hampshire at National Trust properties.
17 May 2016VISIT to Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
28 April 2016VISIT to Chenies Manor House and Gardens, Buckinghamshire
15 March 2016VISIT to Guildhall Art Gallery, City of London Heritage Gallery and Roman Amphitheatre
15 January 2016GUIDED TOUR of Westminster Abbey
05 October 2015OVERSEAS TOUR to Spain
09 July 2015VISIT to Osborne House, Isle of Wight
11 June 2015VISIT to Rochester and Restoration House
14 May 2015VISIT to Basildon Park, Berkshire
16 April 2015VISIT to Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey
18 March 2015VISIT to the Victoria and Albert Museum for a private tour and talk - "Interiors"
30 January 2015VISIT to The Royal Academy for a private lecture (am) and ticketed entrance to the exhibition (pm). Sensation and Sensuality: Rubens and his Legacy.
15 September 2014VISIT to Firle Place and Lewes, East Sussex
11 July 2014VISIT to The Historic Dockyard, Chatham
11 June 2014VISIT to Nuffield Place and Mapledurham House
12 May 2014TOUR to Dublin
08 April 2014VISIT to Farley Farm House, East Sussex and Tunbridge Wells
16 January 2014VISIT to St Paul's Cathedral, London
30 September 2013TOUR to Tuscany and Umbria, Italy
17 July 2013VISIT to Belmont Faversham and Whitstable Kent
19 June 2013VISIT to Winchester Cathedral and Hinton Ampner
21 May 2013VISIT to Ickworth Suffolk and Lavenham Village
17 April 2013VISIT April in Paris!
15 March 2013VISIT to the Order of St John Clerkenwell and Lord Astor’s House Temple Place
01 January 2013VISIT to a London Gallery with lecture

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Cecil Beaton's 'Bright Young Things' - National Portrait Gallery
Thursday 02 April 2020

This major new exhibition will explore the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.  It will bring to life a deliriously eccentric, glamorous and creative era of British cultural life, combining high society and the avant-garde, artists and writers, socialites and partygoers. 

This exhibition will chart Beaton’s transformation from middle-class schoolboy to glittering society figure.  In addition to Beaton’s own portraits, paintings by friends and artists including Rex Whistler, Henry Lamb and Augustus John will be included.   

We will have a one hour lecture in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre prior to viewing the exhibition. 

Tickets for this outing will be available at the February and March lecture meetings. 

Visit co-ordinator:  Fiona Moir 020 8681 3010