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  Museum & Godalming Trust Joint Programme 2003

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The Joint Programme Of Godalming Museum And The Godalming Trust 2003
Art shows
March 25th - April 5th  Annual Show of the Godalming Art Society
April 8th - 12th  Paintings by Jo de Beauchamp - a welcome return of this internationally renowned local artist.
May 20th - June 7th  Paintings by Mariana D'Ambrusio - works by a local artist new to the Museum
September 2nd - 27th  Paintings by Stephen Goddard - continuing the watery theme of the Summer Holiday Exhibition at the Museum with paintings inspired by the Wey
September 30th - October 18th  "Works Of Heart" - paintings, drawings and poetry come together in the intriguing work of Epsom artist Richard Reddell
April 15th - 26th  What Eye See - a view of Waverley through the eyes of young photographers 
April 29th - May 3rd  Godalming Citizen's Advice Bureau - an exhibition celebrating its Silver Jubilee
May 6th - 17th  Embroidery By Hilda Watson - claimed by the Embroiderers' Guild as 'a unique collection' of the work of this Godalming embroiderer
June 10th - 28th  Godalming United Church - celebrating its centenary and exploring its history 
July 1st -12th  Vicky Lugg - the Wey Valley Workshop celebrate her life, embroidery and art 
July 15th - 26th  The Annual Show Of The Godalming Photographic Club
July 29th - August 30th  The summer exhibition event "Water and the Wey" - fun for all ages as we celebrate 350 years of the Wey Navigation with an exhibition on a watery theme with watery activities! BRING YOUR WATERPROOFS!
Saturday May 3rd  Farncombe Spring Fair - Offers of help for the Museum's stall would be gratefully received
Saturday, June 7th  Godalming Museum Flag Day - again offers to help in the flag selling gratefully accepted.
Wednesday, June 11th
2.30 - 4.30 p.m. 
Guided Tour of the Handel House Museum The London home of George Frederic Handel from 1723 until his death in 1759, this museum celebrates Handel's life and work. There is time to catch the first train which allows a cheap day ticket and have a cup of coffee in South Moulton Street before our tour starts. Places are limited to 30, so please book early - by May 11th at the latest. Tickets £7.00 available at the Museum.
Friday, June 20th
2.30 - 4.30 p.m. 
Visit to Shulbrede Priory The Priory, at Linchmere, Sussex, was founded in 1190 and became part of the Cowdray Estate on the dissolution of the monasteries and subsequently a private house. Tickets £4.00 - including Cream Tea. Again places are limited to 30, so please book early - by May 11th at the latest. 
Sunday, July 6th  The Summer Lunch at Hoe Farm, Hascombe
Lecture Series
Wednesday, 14th May 
7.30 p.m.
"Churchill's Life Through His Paintings" by David Coombs. David was Assistant Editor of The Connoisseur and subsequently Editor of The Antique Collector. The Lecture will be held in the hall of St Hilary's School. Tickets £4.00 available at the Museum.
Our audiences have very much appreciated the high quality and diversity of the lectures so far this season which, up to the time of writing have included The Fulbrook Papers by Michael Edwards, From Jerusalem to Rome by Alan Bott and The Papermaker and the Prophetess by Alan Crocker. The enthusiasm and expertise of the lecturers and the knowledge they had to impart to us was impressive.

By the time you read this newsletter we will also have heard Nigel Pascoe's My Learned Friend and Trevor Kennea's Industry and Landscape in West Surrey. There will remain the last lecture of the series, details of which are given above. Don't miss it! Celia Forbes


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