Nestled in a quiet corner of Hampshire, the Sandham Memorial Chapel hides an unexpected treasure – a remarkable series of large-scale paintings by the acclaimed artist Sir Stanley Spencer. Inspired by the artist’s experience in the First World War as a medical orderly and a soldier, the paintings depict scenes from the Beaufort Hospital, Bristol and the forgotten front in Salonika.
Their interactive exhibition area includes short films about the chapel and the Salonika campaign, as well as art works by modern day veterans comparing their experience of combat with those of Spencer and his contemporaries.
The chapel’s beautiful gardens include a historic orchard featuring a number of rare varieties of apple tree. At the rear of the chapel, their community inspired garden of reflection provides the perfect place for a moment of quiet contemplation.
The Chapel’s small shop stocks a wide range of books about the life and work of Stanley Spencer, as well as a wide range of gifts, jewellery and ceramics created by local artists.
Travel to be made by coach, with lunch at The Carpenter’s Arms.
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Date(s) - 19/05/2020
Sandham Memorial Chapel