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Date: Wednesday 22 May

Time: 12.30pm-3.30pm

Location: The Barn Hall, Church Road, Bookham, KT23 3PQ


Soapsuds and Whitewash: The Sea Paintings of JMW Turner
with Guest Speaker Barry Venning an Art Historian and Lecturer with a particular interest in the work of JMW Turner.

One third of Turner’s oil paintings are of marine or seafaring subjects, and this lecture surveys the full range of his work in this genre. They include sea battles, fishing scenes, wreck pictures, the slave trade, mythological subjects and, above all, the sea itself in all its moods.

A light lunch at 12.30pm includes a choice of two vegetarian soups plus bread, fruit, tea and coffee.

The talk will begin at 2.00pm followed by a Q&A, and will finish at 3.30pm.

The cost of this event is £25.

Places will not be allocated until the booking opening date.  Please see the website Notice Board for information on our new booking system.

There is parking at the venue including some accessible parking bays.

Surrey WI Members only

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