A rare opportunity for the general public to see Frank Brangwynâ€™s mural panels and sketches in Christâ€™s Hospitalâ€™s magnificent Chapel on Saturday, 9 September when the School will be open as part of The Civic Trustâ€™s Heritage Open Days to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brangwynâ€™s death. There will also be a lecture by Libby Horner, an expert on Brangwynâ€™s work.
Brangwyn's mural panels were commissioned early in the 20th Century by the first Head Master of the School in Horsham, the Revd Dr A W Upcott. At that time, Brangwyn was relatively unknown. The murals were prepared over a period of years between 1914 and 1923 on the theme of spreading the Gospel.
Christâ€™s Hospital will be open to visitors from 10am â€“ 4pm.
The Brangwyn Lecture (limited to 300 on a first come, first served basis) is from 11.30 â€“ 12.30.
Band Parade in the Quadrangle at 12.45 pm, when Christâ€™s Hospitalâ€™s 840 boys and girls march into lunch to the accompaniment of the 100 young instrumentalists.
The Museum at Christâ€™s Hospital will be open.
Teas will be available in Dining Hall from 2.30 â€“ 4pm; a monumental frieze painted by Antonio Verrio dominates this great hall, along with other fine paintings.
ADMISSION IS FREE
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These are really great days out all over the country, an opportunity to see buildings and places of interest not always open to the public. Great to see that CH is involved.Zoe Mitchell wrote:The Civic Trustâ€™s Heritage Open Days
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