EVENTS – AUTUMN 2020 & SPRING 2021

Update on our Plans for the postponed events 

Initially we plan to run the FIRST TWO EVENTS in September and October as VIRTUAL ONLINE ZOOM TALKS 

Open only to Members –New Members Welcome. See website www.friendsofstanneskew.org.uk / Members (opens in new tab)

 Promotional Flyers and Links to join these will follow with further information  – Our Talks are free with a suggested donation  We will keep our events under review to launch further into Autumn 2020 & Spring 2021

See Full list of the planned events below –  All Dates & Promotional Flyers to follow


‘RAPHAEL: A MASTER IN THE MAKING’ – 2020 is the 500th Anniversary of Raphael’s deathVirtual Online Zoom Talk – Thursday 10th September 2020 at 6.00pm to 7.00pm – Link to follow 

Talk by Siân Walters MA (Cantab)  – A renowned Art historian, , lecturing  for the National Gallery, The Arts Society, The Wallace Collection and many other art societies in the UK and Europe – 2020 is an important year marking the 500th anniversary of Raphael’s death. Unfortunately  several important exhibitions  were due to take place to commemorate his death, including the National Gallery opening October 2020, but this has now been postponed to 2022.


‘BRITAIN AS WORKSHOP OF THE  WORLD’  ‘The Great Exhibition of 1851 & the establishment of the Victoria & Albert Museum’ Virtual Online Zoom Talk – Wednesday 14th  2020 at 7.00pm to 8.00pm – Link to follow 

A Talk by Anna Warrillow –  Blue- Badge Guide, University Art History Lecturer & Ex- Curator at the V&A. Earlier this year if you  saw the fascinating BBC Two six- part Documentary ‘Secrets of The Museum’ you will not want to miss coming along to hear  Anna Warrillow – an ex-curator at the V&A ( not involved in the documentary)  talk about how in 1851, in London’s Hyde Park, the world’s first international exhibition was held, to display the ‘works of industry of all nations.’


‘’THE ART OF INNOVATION – From Enlightenment to Dark Matter’’ The New Book by Sir Ian Blatchford Director of the Science Museum & Dr Tilly Blyth Head of Collections & Principal Curator of the Science Museum

A Talk by Dr Tilly Blyth – Head of Collections & Principal Curator of the Science Museum. This illustrated modern history of the connections between science and art reveals a new perspective on what that relationship has contributed to the world around us, based on the landmark Radio 4 series, and Science Museum exhibition


‘THE PRINCESS’S GARDEN – Royal Intrigue and the Untold Story of Kew’

A Talk by Vanessa Berridge – Garden Historian an internationally published freelance writer whose other books have included Three Generations of Women Gardeners (2019) which won the 2019 Garden Media Guild Garden Book of the Year Award as well as being The launch editor of The English Garden magazine, Vanessa is an internationally published freelance writer. 


‘THE GEORGIAN VISITOR’ ‘A Vignette of Garden Visiting in the Eighteenth Century’

A Talk by Richard Wheeler – The National Trust Specialist in Garden History. Richard Wheeler now in his 43rd year with the National Trust is now The Trust’s National Specialist in Garden History giving curatorial and historical advice on the Trust’s 133 registered gardens in England, Wales and Northern Ireland


‘THE PERSONALITIES WHO SHAPED THE GUNNERSBURY ESTATE’

A Talk by David Bowler – Chief Executive the Gunnersbury Estate. Gunnersbury Park is a park between ActonBrentfordChiswick and Ealing, West London. Purchased for the nation from the Rothschild family, it was opened to the public by Neville Chamberlain, then Minister of Health, on 21 May 1926. The park is currently jointly managed by Hounslow and Ealing borough councils. A major restoration project funded by the National Lottery was completed in 2018


 ‘AN AFTERNOON CHARITY BRIDGE DRIVE WITH SUPPER’ 

Organised by Tina Ruygrok. A superb opportunity to enjoy another exclusive afternoon of bridge with The Friends of St Anne’s.’ This will be followed by supper and a glass of wine with prizes and raffle which will include the engraved ‘The Friends of St Anne’s Bridge Cup’