Autumn 2014

Our first visit of the Autumn programme was to the Poppy Factory in Richmond. We also went to the Opera, with a morning "Introduction to Opera" course conducted by Claudio Tedesco, we then headed to the Royal Opera House in the evening to see the brilliant Barber of Seville.  On a cold an grey  October morning we visited the Mansion House to see the extraordinary Harold Samuel 17th century collection of 84 Dutch and Flemish paintings from Holland's golden age, this was followed by a very jolly lunch in the City. Svetlana Lloyd gave a wonderful lecture at the Army & Navy Club in Piccadilly on the Painters of Fashion - Ingres, Winterhalter and Tissot before we took a break for the Holidays .