Activities

To book any WMF Britain event, please click on title or call 0207 2518142
(credit cards accepted).

Apr 2015


STUDY DAY: St Paul's Cathedral and the City Churches

Tue 21
Apr
10am-4pm

Seminar

Revered architectural historian and good friend of WMFB, Gavin Stamp returns to lead an exploration of the work of Sir Christopher Wren, the presiding genius of post-fire London. The inventive spaces of the smaller churches and the magnificent volumes of WMF and Amex-sponsored St Paul's Cathedral are host to delightful details by some of the country's finest ever master craftsmen. We will spend the morning looking at some of the hidden gems in St Paul’s, including Wren’s Model and the Triforium, followed by an afternoon tour of Wren’s often overlooked city churches. Each beautiful, unique and with such different atmospheres, they show Wren at his very best. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day. 

WMFB Members/Supporters £60

Non Members £70 

SOLD OUT. Please call 020 7251 8142 to be added to the waiting list.

Study Days include a hearty lunch and refreshments throughout. Admissions are included in the cost. All days include some walking between sites and are only suitable for those who are physically able. Please advise of dietary requirements in advance.

Full details about the day, including the full itinerary and where to meet at the start of the day will be sent to you around 10 days before the event.


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May 2015


STUDY DAY: Highgate Cemetery

Thu 21
May
10.30am-4pm

Seminar

Join us for a day exploring the evocative surroundings of Highgate Cemetery. Highgate has some of the finest funerary architecture in the country. Opened in 1839, along with six others in the capital, Highgate soon become the most fashionable with the great and the good choosing here as their final resting place. Architecturally the cemetery remains unprecedented: a unique collection of design styles are evident from Egyptian to Tudor Gothic to Classical. The Cemetery went into decline in the 1970s before being rescued by a charity, the Friends of Highgate Cemetery Trust. Today the Trust is working on a painstaking restoration and conservation of the site taking it back to its former glory. Led by Dr Ian Dungavell Chief Executive at Highgate and funerary historian, Julian Litten, this Study Day will put Highgate in its national context, explore both the East and West sides of the site and look at the issues facing 19th nineteenth century graveyards in the 21st century. Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

 WMFB Members/Supporters £60

Non members £70

SOLD OUT. Please call 020 7251 8142 to be added to the waiting list.

Study Days include a hearty lunch and refreshments throughout. Admissions are included in the cost. All days include some walking between sites and are only suitable for those who are physically able. Please advise of dietary requirements in advance.

Full details about the day, including the full itinerary and where to meet at the start of the day will be sent to you around 10 days before the event.


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