Visit to Cutlers Hall & Sheffield Art Galleries
12 October @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm£37
Leaving the Memorial Gardens at 9am we will travel by coach to the centre of Sheffield to the Cutlers Hall. The present building, erected in 1832, is the third Cutlers Hall on the site, it is now mainly used for conferences and weddings. After coffee we will have a guided tour and see some of the Company’s fine collection of silver. After a self-funded lunch in the city, we will meet at 1 30pm in the Graves Art Gallery, here we will have an introduction to the 8metre long tapestry Comfort Blanket by Grayson Perry. In this remarkable tapestry, the artist explores his ideas on British identity and class. There will then be time to explore the Gallery’s fine collection of pre- 1900 paintings before crossing the road to the Millennium Galleries.
At present we do not know the subject of the temporary exhibition in October, but the Ruskin Collection and the Sykes Gallery with its outstanding collection of metalwork are both permanent, very interesting exhibitions. There will be time for refreshments (self-funded), in the excellent Millennium Café before we leave for York, arriving back around 6pm. A map of Sheffield will be provided on the day.
Closing date for applications August 27th
To book please contact the organiser – see details below.