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01 November 2017Autumn Visit to Queen's Gallery and Cadogan Hall Concert
10 July 2017Summer visit to Highclere Castle, Gardens and Egyptian Exhibition.
28 June 2017Tosca at the Grange Opera, West Horsley Place
07 February 2017Pinchas Zukerman performs Beethoven with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
29 September 2016Guided Tours of House of Lords and Apsley House
23 June 2016A Visit to Kelmscott and Buscot Park
28 April 2016A Visit to Exbury Gardens
04 February 2016London Visit: Royal Academy and the Queens Gallery
19 November 2015Canterbury Cathedral tour with optional lecture on the Stained Glass Studio

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Autumn Visit to Queen's Gallery and Cadogan Hall Concert
Wednesday 01 November 2017

The coach will leave about 1:30pm, and take us to visit the Canaletto exhibition at the Queens Gallery. The coach will then take us on to Sloane Square, where there will be time for a meal (not included in the price) and/or shop in Peter Jones!, before the RPO concert (Elgar and Vaughan Williams) at 7:30pm. The coach will return us to the car park by about 11:30pm.

Canaletto & the Art of Venice

The Royal Collection contains the world's finest group of paintings, drawings and prints by Venice's most famous view-painter, Canaletto (1697-1768). These works were bought by the young George III in 1762 from Canaletto's agent and dealer Joseph Smith, British Consul in Venice, along with the rest of Smith's huge collection.

The exhibition presents a spectacular selection of eighteenth-century Venetian art, with Canaletto's greatest works shown alongside paintings and works on paper by Sebastiano and Marco Ricci, Francesco Zuccarelli, Rosalba Carriera, Pietro Longhi and Giovanni Battista Piazzetta. The exhibition explores the many delights of eighteenth-century Venice, from the splendours of the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square to its festivals, theatre and masked carnival, bringing the irresistible allure of the most beautiful city in the world to The Queen's Gallery.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall - Barry Wordsworth conducts "The Best of British"

This features two wondrous works from the great Vaughan Williams, John Ireland’s remarkable Piano Concerto, performed here by one of the UK’s finest pianists Mark Bebbington, and Elgar’s wonderfully rousing ‘Enigma’ Variations, which includes the instantly recognisable Nimrod.

Vaughan Williams The Wasps Overture and The Lark Ascending

John Ireland Piano Concerto

Elgar ‘Enigma’ Variations