Thorpe Bay

Art Appreciation 1

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The Art Appreciation Group leader is Marion Delaney. Members meet every 4th Friday morning of the month, at 10 am.

August Meeting

On Friday a group of us travelled by train and boat to Greenwich to see the Painted Ceiling at the Old Royal Naval College.
For the last two years the Old Royal Naval College has been cleaning and conserving 40,000 square feet of the Painted Hall. This landmark project will return clarity, colour and vibrancy to Sir James Thornhill’s masterpiece. It will also create a more stable environment so that it will be many decades before the Painted Hall needs conservation again.
We arrived in plenty of time and started our tour with a short introduction on the history of the Hall. We then went some of us by lift, and the other hardy souls up 74 steps to the platform where our talk began. It was wonderful to see the detail of the paintings which were done by using a long pole with a piece of material on the end. It was done standing up and leaning back which must have been exhausting bearing in mind it took nineteen years to complete! We even saw 16th century graffiti which was quite amusing. I won’t try to describe everything we saw it would take too long, just to say I felt very proud of all those dedicated restorers who have done such a wonderful job.
The U3A were responsible for the photographs as you will see in the write up. So well done us!

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Art Appreciation 2 Astronomy
Barn Dancing Bird Watching
Book Club One Book Club Three
Book Club Two Bridge Improvers
Brushstrokes Canasta & Rummikub
Card Art Casual Walking
Chess & Draughts Classical Music
Colouring for Relaxation Craft
Cribbage Crime Fiction
Cycling Group Drama Workshop Group
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Foodie Group 1 Foodie Group 2
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French Improvers Gardening Group 1
Gardening Group 2 Here & There
History History of the East End
Holiday Group Intermediate Spanish
Italian Language & Culture Jazz Appreciation & Big Band Dance
Kalooki Keep Fit & Tone
Knit and Natter Latin
Line Dancing Literature
Local History Walking London Group 1
London Group 10 London Group 2
London Group 3 London Group 4
London Group 5 London Group 6
London Group 7 London Group 8
London Group 9 London Loop Walking
Mah Jong Meet and Eat Luncheon Group
Military History 1 Military History 2
Music Appreciation News and Notices
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Play Reading Play the Guitar
Psychology 1 Psychology 2
Psychology 3 Psychology 4
Psychology 5 Quiz Group
Religions of the World Rummikub
Rusty French Science & Environmental Issues
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Social Studies Spanish Improvers
Stitch in Time Sunday Lunch Club
Table Tennis 1 Table Tennis 2
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Theatre TOWIE
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