Some news for those of you who are interested in the art and heritage tours, in the UK and/or abroad, that Scott and I undertake through the Travel Editions company. Following a successful run of UK tours in 2021,Travel Editions is running many of its tours this summer. Below are listed some of the tours scheduled for later this year.
Surrey Arts and Crafts 5-7 July (based in Ripley)
Arts and Crafts Houses and Gardens 18-20 July (based in Cheltenham)
From Victoriana to Art Nouveau 29-31 July (based in Northampton)
From Victoriana to Art Nouveau (29-31 July, 2 nights) which includes a visit to 78 Derngate, Northampton, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s only significant English work, and The Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford to see the outstanding collection of painted furniture by Victorian architect William Burges and the Gallery’s exceptional range of decorative arts objects and prints. For further details please visit the Travel Editions website: https://www.traveleditions.co.uk to check booking details etc.
Monet in Normandy 5-8 August (travel by Coach, based in Normandy)
Hampshire Arts and Crafts 11-13 August (based in Basingstoke)
Gothic Castles to French Impressionism 15-17 August (based in Cardiff)
William Morris 23-25 August (based in Blunsdon)
William Morris (23-25 August, 2 nights) which includes Kelmscott Manor, the much loved retreat of William Morris, a place that fitted perfectly with his Arts & Crafts ideals of craftsmanship. Many of Morris’ admirers were to follow in his footsteps by setting up communities in the Cotswolds and have left behind an abundance of fine craftsmanship for us to enjoy. Newly reopened after an absence of more than two years, Kelmscott Manor was Morris’ beloved country home and a great inspiration to him. For further details please visit the Travel Editions website: https://www.traveleditions.co.uk to check booking details etc.
|Arts and Crafts in Sussex 7-9 September (based in Brighton)|
Victorian Treasures of Yorkshire 16-18 September (based in Hilton Leeds City Hotel)
|South Yorkshire was an economic powerhouse that has left a legacy of Victorian art and architecture that thrived when the region basked in its wealth built on its industry and mining. Civic pride as well as personal status inspired a host of wonderful buildings and the establishment of institutions that bear testimony to this vibrant period of the county’s history. This wonderful new tour looks at this legacy in the form of country houses, museums, galleries and civic architecture. For further details please visit the Travel Editions website: https://www.traveleditions.co.uk to check booking details etc|
|Our UK Travel Editions art tours normally include 2 full days sightseeing, with two lectures provided by Anne.|
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Cardiff: Gothic Castles to French Impressionism
Enjoy a full guided tour of Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch plus an in-depth look at the Davies Bequest in the National Museum of Wales.
Pre-Raphaelites in the North
Based near Hexham this tour includes Wallingford and Cragside as well as a private visit to Naworth Castle. This tour is slightly longer, with three full days slightseeing.
From Victoriana to Art Nouveau
Revamped for 2022 this tour now includes the Higgins, Bedford and Mackintosh’s masterpiece 78 Derngate, Northampton.
Victorians at the Seaside
Anne will guide you round the Victorian splendour of the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum. A cruise round Poole Harbour is also included, as well as the glorious Italianate gardens at Compton Acres.
Arts and Crafts in Sussex
Enjoy Standen, the perfect Arts and Crafts house, discovering the Arts and Crafts colony at Ditchling and the outstanding collection of Art Nouveau and Art Deco at Brighton Art Gallery.
Hampshire Arts and Crafts
A special private tour to Ernest Gimson’s Bedales School is the highlight of this tour. We also visit Haslemere and the pretty Arts and Crafts gardens of Vann.
Arts and Crafts Houses and Gardens in Cotswolds
Based in Cheltenham, we visit Court Barn and the Silk Mill in Chipping Campden and The Gordon Russell Museum, Broadway. Hidcote, an outstanding Arts and Crafts garden, Hidcote, completes this tour.
Arts and Crafts in Surrey
A packed tour includes a full day at the Watts Gallery and the Compton Memorial Chapel. A private visit to Munstead Wood, Gertude Jekyll’s own garden, will be the highlight of this tour in 2022.
These tours are offered through Travel Editions with either Anne Anderson or Scott Anderson as tour guide and lecturer.
For more information phone 020 7251 0045