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Brangwyn Heritage Day 9th September

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 3:20 pm
by Zoe Mitchell
A rare opportunity for the general public to see Frank Brangwyn’s mural panels and sketches in Christ’s Hospital’s magnificent Chapel on Saturday, 9 September when the School will be open as part of The Civic Trust’s Heritage Open Days to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Brangwyn’s death. There will also be a lecture by Libby Horner, an expert on Brangwyn’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.

Christ’s Hospital will be open to visitors from 10am – 4pm.

The Brangwyn Lecture (limited to 300 on a first come, first served basis) is from 11.30 – 12.30.

Band Parade in the Quadrangle at 12.45 pm, when Christ’s Hospital’s 840 boys and girls march into lunch to the accompaniment of the 100 young instrumentalists.

The Museum at Christ’s Hospital will be open.

Teas will be available in Dining Hall from 2.30 – 4pm; a monumental frieze painted by Antonio Verrio dominates this great hall, along with other fine paintings.


Re: Brangwyn Heritage Day 9th September

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:14 pm
by cj
Zoe Mitchell wrote:The Civic Trust’s Heritage Open Days
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.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:21 pm
by midget
Wish I could be there, but we're at a wedding near Oxford that day