Dear Member


The Westminster Committee would like to welcome our members who are supporting us for another year, anyone would be welcome to join us by contacting our membership secretary Caroline Egan.


The new Membership Card will be marked 1st Session or 2nd Session and states our policy on Members’ Addresses and the Data Protection Act. Please take notice of the seating/starting time for the two lecture sessions.


We continue to widen our selection of lectures and visits which include: Life and Times of the Sundial – the history of time-keeping and cosmology, and sundials as objects of art, craft and science; Celebrating the Royal Academy of Arts - its 250th Anniversary; Peter Medhurst our Christmas lecturer That Pretty German Toy – thoughts on the Christmas Tree (including music); Hampton Court after 500 years; The Wallace & Frick Collections; The Arts and Crafts of Kashmir.


Our visits will take us to: The Royal Collection – Splendours of the Subcontinent, ranging from the finest Mughul manuscripts and South Asian paintings, to dazzling jewellery, gold and ceremonial arms; The Government Art Collection; Tour of the Royal Opera House and insight of the major redevelopment; Chelsea Pensioners tour of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which was built by Christopher Wren - our private guided tour will be taken by one of the Pensioners, so no two tours are the same; A Walking Tour from Canary Wharf to Old Chinatown and Docklands; an after hours tour of the extensive Art Collection held by the HSBC at Canary Wharf. It will be possible to join for just the art collection tour without the walk.


We look forward to greeting you and your guests at the Ondaatje Wing Lecture Theatre,

The National Portrait Gallery.



Kindest and best wishes

Jeannette Cawley


Chairman

The Arts Society Westminster


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