THE ARTS SOCIETY SOUTH WEST AREA
THE ARTS SOCIETY SOUTH WEST AREA
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11 June 2017South West Area 6 day study tour. GREAT HOUSES AND GARDENS of SUSSEX
06 April 2017SW AREA 5 DAY VISIT TO DRESDEN
31 March 2017Latest Church Trail from South Devon (Plymouth) dfas
10 July 2016FALMOUTH DFAS - Heritage Volunteers project
22 June 2016TAUNTON DFAS YOUNG ARTS AWARD 2016
07 May 2016AREA CHURCH TRAIL - Brannel
03 April 2016SW AREA VISIT TO YORKSHIRE, APRIL 2016
12 February 2016NADFAS Heritage Volunteers conserve at the Morrab library in Penzance
08 November 2015YOUNG ARTS - Musbury Woodland Trail
28 June 2015SOUTH WEST AREA - 5 night visit to the historic houses, places and art collections of Norfolk
30 January 2015TRURO DFAS celebrates 20 years of Volunteering
21 December 2014WEST CORNWALL DFAS - Activities during 2014
09 December 2014KINGSBRIDGE ESTUARY DFAS Birthday Party
18 October 2014 SOUTH WEST AREA - YOUNG ARTS PROJECT WITH THE ROYAL ALBERT MEMORIAL MUSEUM, EXETER AND RSPB.
29 June 2014SOUTH WEST AREA - 5 night visit to the stately and historic houses of the Peak District
16 April 2014WEST SOMERSET DFAS Heritage Volunteers - Restoration of Church Furnishings thanks to a grant from the Society of Antiquaries
01 March 2014SOUTH WEST AREA Church Recorders
02 February 2014TRURO DFAS Young Arts
 Heritage Volunteers use elbow grease!
 Heritage Volunteers - Making it all happen
 Heritage Volunteers - Conservation of books
 Heritage Volunteers - Volunteers at work on Church Textiles
 Heritage Volunteering

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South West Area 6 day study tour.
GREAT HOUSES AND GARDENS of SUSSEX

37 members from many societies in the South West Area travelled to East Grinstead as a base for this tour of West Sussex.
Day two took us to Wakehurst Place, the 465 country branch of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew with an Elizabethan Mansion and the very modern wonderful millennium seed bank.
Following days visited Sackville College - the oldest Alms House in the UK and then on to Standen House, dating from the 1890's and housing many original Morris & Co furnishings and decorations from the Arts and Crafts movement.
Day four was a wonderful day at Nymans, the enchanting horticultural creation of Leonard Messel surrounding the romantic ruins of a Tudor Mansion, sadly destroyed by fire in the hard freezing winter of 1947. (With frozen water pipes, the fire, which was started by a workman's blowlamp, could not be extinguished.)
Day five to Batemans - the home of Ruyard Kipling for 34 years until his death in 1936. The house, dating from 1634, has been left as it was when the Kiplings lived there though is now kept by the National Trust. . Then on to Tunbridge Wells for taking the waters and a look around the museum of Tunbridgeware.
The final day lead us to Petworth House - the 17th century mansion nestling in a grand Capability Brown landscape. Here is the National Trust's largest and finest collection of pictures and sculptures including masterpieces of English artists and the best collection of limewood carvings by Grinling Gibbons.

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