Date(s) - 28/04/2016
The Harley Gallery
BAPCR Fellow, Mark Roberts, has offered to organise a visit to his studio and to the new Harley Gallery, Portland Collection on Friday 29th April 2016.
You would need to arrive at the Harley Gallery by 11am. Anyone travelling from London should catch the 9.08am from Kings Cross that arrives at Retford at 10.47am and will be met by a minibus which will take them to Welbeck. The minibus would then return you to Retford in order that you can catch the 4.19pm train back to Kings Cross. It would arrive back at Kings Cross at 5.45pm.
Once you have arrived at the Harley Gallery you will be greeted by Lisa Gee, Director of the Harley Foundation who will give a short introductory talk.
The group will then walk to Mark Roberts Conservation studio and have the opportunity to discuss the paintings in the studio with Mark Roberts and Sarah Freeman.
Lunch (including wine) will be held in the Education Room and is included in the price for the day.
In the afternoon the group will visit the Portland Collection in the brand new Harley Gallery.
There will be the opportunity to visit some of the other studios on site. For full details of the other disciplines within the Harley Studios, please click here. There is also an award winning farm shop on site and a large garden centre.
Cost: £35 for BAPCR members and £50 for non members if there are any places available. BAPCR members will be given priority over non members.
Welbeck Abbey and the Welbeck Estate is the historic country seat of the Dukes of Portland, the House is not open to the public and is the family residence of the grandson of the last Duke of Portland. It is situated in North Nottinghamshire on the A60 between Mansfield and Worksop.
We have chosen the 29th April 2016 as it is a Bank Holiday weekend and would offer visitors the chance tofurther explore the area over the extended weekend. Here are some additional ideas on areas of interest in the region:
- Creswell Crags designated as a World Heritage Site www.creswell-crags.org.uk
- Clumber Park: one of the neighbouring ducal estates which make up the area known as “The Dukeries”. Once owned by the Dukes of Newcastle, this area is now owned by the National Trust. The House has been demolished but visitors can enjoy walking and cycling in the Park. http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumber-park
- Bolsover Castle http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/bolsover-castle/
- Hardwick Old and New Halls http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick-hall
- The Grand Tour http://www.thegrandtour.uk.com/
If you are interested in staying in the area for the weekend, you will find useful information by visiting Places to Stay.