Future Short Breaks
Spring 2019 – May 2nd to 7th
The Art and History of Berlin.
40 members will be flying from Luton and staying in the central 4 star Berlin Hotel.
We will focus especially on the abundant art and history of the city but will also be visiting Potsdam. There we will see the delightful Sanssouci Palace and the Cecilienhof Palace, the venue of the Potsdam Conference between the victorious Allies in 1945. In Berlin itself there will be visit to the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, the Berlin Wall and the famous East Side Gallery. There will be private time to enjoy other things – perhaps a cruise on the river Spree or, by contrast, a trip to the Topographie des Terrors, the Third Reich SS headquarters.
We will be visiting Kulturforum where we will have a guided tour of the Gemaldegalerie, housing one of the finest collections of European art. We finish by seeing the largest collection of French 18th century paintings outside France at the Charlottenburg Palace.
Autumn 2019 – September 16th to 20th
The Art and History of Dublin.
Bookings at our February 2019 lecture, and later lectures if places remain.
We will see modern and contemporary art at the Hugh Lane Gallery and 13,000 works of art in the National Gallery of Ireland. At Trinity College we will see the Book of Kells and we have a day in the Wicklow Mountains visiting Glendelough and Powerscourt House and gardens. Two other highly acclaimed attractions we visit are the Dublin Castle (guided tour) and the Irish Emigration Museum in Docklands.
Spring 2020 – Rome