Arts and Galleries

Holy Name Galleries Club

From Catherine Hearne: Our second trip of 2019 is to Ushaw College for a Christmas Special on Tuesday 10 December 2019. Political Theologian Dr Anna Rowlands will be presenting this year’s Christmas Lecture on Pope Pius XII’s Christmas Messages. This will be followed by the College’s Carol Service in St Cuthbert’s Chapel. We’ll be leaving Jesmond in a coach mid-afternoon and will be returning about 9:45pm. Travel will be between £10 and £12 depending on numbers and the lecture will be ticketed but free. If you’re interested contact me at catherinehearne@btinternet.com by 20 October.

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From Catherine Hearne: Bridget Riley, born not long after our Church opened and fast approaching her 90th birthday, has created dazzling and compelling abstract paintings which explore the fundamental nature of perception. For the first time a comprehensive survey of her work is being exhibited in Scotland and we have booked a guided tour at Edinburgh’s National Gallery for Tuesday 3 September 2019 at 2pm. Book your own rail travel. All are welcome. We will have a cup of tea and cake together afterwards. There are 15 places: entry ticket plus £5 for the tour. Contact me at catherinehearne@btinternet.com if you wish to join the tour.

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Ushaw College is truly one of the hidden jewels in Durham’s crown and is steeped in history dating back to its foundation in Douai, France in 1568. As part of our 90th celebrations we have arranged a “behind the scenes” tour of the former seminary on Saturday 26 January with a coach door to door. We’ll have tea and cake in the refectory afterwards. We’ll leave Holy Name at 12:30pm and return about 5pm. The cost per person is £18.50 (16 places). If you wish to join the tour, email me at catherinehearne@btinternet.com.

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On Saturday 24 November we visited Edinburgh for Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition at the National Gallery of Scotland.

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Turner Prize-winner (2017) Lubaina Himid presented a solo exhibition at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art this summer. A Holy Name guided tour of “Our Kisses are Petals” took place on Friday 7 September. Afterwards we had the added pleasure of meeting the artist in the cafeteria and we took advantage of the occasion to discuss the exhibition with her.

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