Bishop Auckland & District

Art & Architecture

CONTACT:Alice, Molly, Chris or Colin
Email:Click on the bird
WHERE:Various venues
WHEN:Announced at the monthly meeting. This group also has a table at the monthly meeting.

This group will resume activities when Covid restrictions allow.

***NEW*** 2 Study Group events have been planned for 2021-2022. Please click on the link for full details.

  • The first is to Lincoln Friday 1st October to Monday 4th October 2021, staying at: Holiday Inn, Lincoln, 4set on the Bayford Waterfront in the heart of Lincoln. Cost: £290/person, DBB, single room supplement £90. Update This trip is now being offered to all u3a members.
  • The second is to Bath Sunday 24th April to Wednesday 27th April 2022, staying at: Francis Hotel, 4in the centre of Bath. Cost: £390/person, DBB, single room supplement £100

The Art & Architecture Group was established about five years ago to bring together a group of like minded U3A members to view, observe and enjoy art and architecture in all its forms.

The intention through study visits, lectures, informal addresses and film, is to broaden interest, challenge understanding and create enjoyable occasions which remain truly memorable.

The group has visited Glasgow and its museums and galleries, Colchester and Constable Country, Norwich and the Sainsbury Gallery, Oxford and Blenheim Palace, Liverpool and The Lady Lever Art Gallery - all those soap adverts of childhood) and this year are embarking upon a packed study visit to the less well known locations in and around Edinburgh.

Day visits have included Scampston Hall near Malton with its regency country house, Capability Brown gardens and Piet Oudolf designed walled gardens, Saltaire and the model village, Wakefield (The Hepworth), Gibside, The Dorman Museum, Middlesbrough, Christopher Dresser, his design and Linthorpe Pottery, Leonardo da Vinci at the Laing Gallery and the Old Gardens and the apple trees in Durham City.

We do not establish an annual scheduled programme of events but rather respond to opportunities and ideas as they arise.

Membership is set at £5/annum plus travel/overhead costs arising from individual events.
Interested?

Dates for your Diary
Fri Oct 1st
→Mon Oct 4th
Study Visit to Lincoln now open to all u3a members. Please see group page for details.
Sun Apr 24th 2022
→Wed Apr 27th 2022
Study Visit to Bath. Please see the group page for more details.
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More Group Pages
Art & Architecture Bowls
Bridge Current Affairs
French Garden Visits
Genealogy IT Training
Italian Local History
Philosophy* Poetry*
Reading Science, engineering & technol
Spanish String Band
Strollers Sunday Lunch Group
Ten Pin Bowling Theatre Visits
Walking (4-6 miles) Walking (6 - 8 miles)
Walking Cricket Wildlife and Environment