Schedule of Events
FRIENDS’ EVENTS – SUMMER and AUTUMN 2013
Christmas Carol Concert Friday 6 December 7.30pm February Barnard Castle School Chapel Choir present their annual concert of Carols and Readings, followed by mince pies and mulled wine whilst the draw is made for the Christmas Raffle winners. This is always a popular event and tickets are only available for Friends and their invited guests, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Friends £10 Friends’ Guests £12
Tickets for the Carol Concert are now limited to parents of the performers only. If you don't have your ticket, you may put your name on a waiting list and any returned tickets will be aollocated on Friday. Please ensure you give a telephone number on which you can be contacted on Friday afternoon.
Highlights of the Fine Art Collection Tuesday 28 January 2.30pm
Emma House will guide us through the highlights of the Fine Art Collection, pointing out some features we may not have noticed and explaining the historical background of the museum's principal treasures. She will also talk about the collecting policy of the museum, past and present. This will take place in the Picture Galleries, so some Friends may like to make use of the portable stools, which are available beside the lift. Cream teas in the Jubilee Room will follow. £11 (F) £12 (G)
French Furniture - its charms and challenges Thursday 13 February 2.30pm
Patrick Dingwall is a Senior Director of Sotheby's who with his business partner Simon Banks founded, and still runs, an antique furniture restoration business based in North Yorkshire. He will talk about the exquisite qualities of French furniture, which is so strongly represented in The Bowes Museum's collections, and will explain the acute challenges of working on such pieces as those made for Versailles by the great French furniture maker, André Boulle. Cream teas in the Jubilee Room will follow. £11 (F) £12 (G)
Booking and Information: To book tickets for any Friends' Event or to gain further information, contact the Friends' Office, tel 01833 690606 ext.233 or email:firstname.lastname@example.org Tickets may also be booked by completing the Booking Form included in the quarterly "Bowes Arts" and sending it to:
The Friends' Office (Events) The Bowes Museum Barnard Castle DL12 8NP
When booking tickets, please enclose a stamed addressed envelope; without this, tickets will have to be collected.
The Friends' office is run by volunteers and it is not, therefore, always possible to speak to someone. However, you may leave a message on the answer phone or in an email and a response will be sent at the earliest opportunity.