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Vivienne Cane-Honeysett
Chair - Walpole Friends

December 2014

Hello Walpole Friends.

What amazing weather we are having, today the sun is shining and the weather is reasonably warm, no wonder all the plants and flowers are getting confused. There are all sorts of things blooming or budding in Walpole Park that really shouldn't be.

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Your support over the past year has been invaluable and I wanted to thank you for that.

2014 has been a remarkable year in the fortunes of Pitzhanger Manor, Gallery and Walpole Park.

The work on the Park is virtually complete and I think we all agree it is looking wonderful. As Walpole Friends we have have been involved in a number of consultations and had a lot of input into the plans which have now come to fruition.

Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery as you know received funding this year from the HLF which means that the plans for renovations are going ahead with the House and Gallery closing in January.

I would urge you to have one last view of the current exhibition and look around the Manor so you can better appreciate the changes when it reopens in 2018.

Season's Greetings

Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery's Final Events Crossing the Field: WW1, Football & the Christmas Truce click the pic to download

The First Pitzhanger Manor Trust Annual Report click the pic to download

Walpole Friends art logo 10% moss green

Whatever you do dont miss the Late-night opening of the current exhibition
Crossing the Field & Nothing Lasts Forever

Wednesday 7 January 6-9pm
Join the special evening event to celebrate the final few days of exhibitions before the Manor and Gallery close for a major three year restoration project.

In the main gallery, Crossing the Field brings together the work of artists from the UK, Belgium, Germany and France, exploring WWI and football in an exhibition commemorating the centenary of the war.

Meanwhile in The Studio, the group exhibition Nothing Lasts Forever showcases the work of current and former Pitzhanger staff, exploring themes of transformation, architecture, history, identity and the human form.

Don't miss your chance to explore the gallery and historic house before we close the doors on 10 January!
FREE – no need to book

Just to say, thank you once again for all your support in 2014 and I and the committee look forward to seeing you at Walpole Friends events in 2015.

Season's Greetings

Vivienne Cane-Honeysett