One-day trips and tours

We are organising a number of day trips and tours in the coming year. These are the first – more will follow if there is strong demand, so do tell us what you'd like to see and do within a reasonable distance of Brighton and Hove. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Three seaside galleries

Rescheduled This trip was originally scheduled for Sunday 18 September but has had to be rescheduled for Sunday 22 April 2012.
This is a day trip by coach to Margate via Eastbourne and Hastings to visit three stunning new art galleries – the Towner, by Rick Mather Architects; the Jerwood, by HAT Projects; and David Chipperfield's Turner. The tour is led by trustees Caroline Stephens and David Robson. The likely cost is £20. If you'd like to reserve a place, please e-mail, giving your telephone number and postal address.


The enigma of Nicholas Hawksmoor

Postponed Originally scheduled for Sunday 22 April 2012, this trip has been postponed. Many apologies to those of you who booked – it will be reinstated if there is sufficient demand.

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The Brooking Collection

New Some people collect teapots, paintings or cars. Charles Brooking began collecting architectural detailing when he was just 13 and now has a staggering horde of doors, skirting boards, architraves, sash and casement windows, staircases, door and window furniture and even bootscrapers and hoppers. On our exclusive visit, he showed us around his home study gallery in Cranleigh and we were so enthusiastic that he even opened up his store rooms. He answered endless questions with charm and patience, helping us to understand far more about the development of our own homes and buildings we admire, from the 16th century onwards – although he was careful to point out many Regency examples. For more information, go to

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From top: the Turner Gallery in Margate; Hawksmoor's
Christ Church, Spitalfields; Charles Brooking

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