Whilst perched on a support I heard lots of people who were preparing to sponsor fishes in memory of past loved ones and for grandchildren to visit in the future. Click here for a link showing the opening of the Shoal.
Subject this week is Portraits
This week’s programme shows Portraits. As usual Mary will be finding us 2 models for the afternoon for you to paint or sketch. There should be room for not portraitists to work on their own projects as well.
We will also have the judging of our Monthly Challenge, the subject was ‘My favourite view’ so do bring your entries along. The May challenge title is ‘A walk in the park’ with judging in June.
Following two Fridays
Meeting on 12th May is Art Cards (ACEOs), open discussion led my Peter Knight.
Meeting on 19th May –‘Draw with a continuous line.
Coffee Morning is 8th May
Don’t forget our Coffee Morning at Seaford Head Golf Club on Monday 8th May – sorry I won’t be there as I’ll be at Gatwick Airport drinking their coffee instead.
As I’m away we won’t be changing the pictures on show at The View on Monday, so the current show will remain until next month. If you are desperate to have your entry returned before the beginning of June you will have to arrange this with me this week, (before Friday).
Visit to Chartwell on the 18th May
Nina has asked me to circulate her memo to members about the visit to Chartwell on the 18th May:
"We will be leaving from the bus stop opposite the Downs Sports Centre at 9.15am and returning at 5.30pm.
We hope to arrive by 11am at Chartwell which will give you time for a coffee before the tour of the house which will take place in two groups at 12.40 and 12.50. Once in the house you can take as long as you like viewing the rooms.
If you are a member of the National Trust please remember your card.
If you are not, you have already paid for entrance.
After the house tour you could get lunch in the cafe which serves hot meals between 12 and 2.30 and snacks all day or if the weather is fine there are picnic areas.
There is much to explore - Lady Churchill's Rose Garden, Sir Winston's Art Studio, the kitchen garden and the fish ponds for example.
The main visitors' car park is about 250 metres from the house. Access to the house is via a sloping path and 24 shallow steps. if anyone has difficulty with steps there is a mobility bus but as it is run by volunteers the National Trust cannot absolutely guarantee it. However it apparently runs most days.
Let's hope for a fine day!
I will be bringing a map and further information to the Downs on Fridays".