The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society,
Malvern & Colwall Branch

April 25th to 29th 2015: 

Some of the remembered highlights from our trip to Cornwall

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"...Very good hotel with attentive and thoughtful staff.
Well chosen itinerary.It was a superb break."

"...Great hotel and well planned programme."

"...Highlights; - splendid homemade yoghurt;"

"...Arriving around the bend in St Ives to see that glorious aqua sea colour and white sands. What an inspiration for Laura and Harold, and for ourselves."
"...Chy Morvah was an excellent base for this wonderful holiday, full of interesting, varied and well thought out events."

"...Best hotel room ever!!"

"...A splendid five days. I shall miss the breakfasts."

"...Hotel, room, food the best ever. Lovely!"

"...Discovering Holiday Fellowship Hotels, visit to Wheal Betsy House Newlyn, Lamorna Cove."



;
 "...Not having visited the area before I was so enchanted by
Alfred Munning’s house in Lamorna,
the walk and the rich, green landscape
"


"...Highlights - the walk in Lamorna.
Overall a really good time, meeting
some nice people."  






"...Highlights - Lamorna Cove."



Oakhill Studio

 
Only sad we were unable to visit Flagstaffe cottage and spend more
time with Adam Kerr (Lamorna Birch's grandson)
"..On a frivolous note my attempt to resemble a mountain
goat as we scrambled up to the Minack Theatre!
"


The Penlee Art Gallery
"... a fascinating and inspiring visit."



"...I did enjoy the Penlee Art Gallery visit

- so enlightening. Thank you."
            
Flying a Kite

  - one of Laura Knight's
paintings in the exhibition

"...visit to Wheal Betsy House Newlyn."

   

",,,The light, the light
- it really was how Laura painted it.
"


"...Wheal Betsy - owners’ hospitality and knowledge
and amazing collection of paintings."

Newlyn harbour


Zennor tin museum
unfortunately closed
 
A blustery, but brilliant afternoon in  Sennen
 - the colours that inspired  Laura and Harold




A sculpture in
Barbara Hepworth's
 garden

"...Reflections of the sea
inside Tate St. Ives,
a wonderful building.
"



A great morning was enjoyed by all
at St. Ives.
Some foot weary visitors !!



" St Hilary’s lovely church, organ and
 delicious cakes and scones!
"


"...The warmth and enthusiasm of
the greeting to us at St Hilary's
and the first sight of sea and sands,
the beautiful colours and good
weather.
We were so fortunate."



"... Lovely tea and cakes too.
Thank you for organising the event and
introducing us to St. Hilary’s .
"

"...The visit to St Hilary’s was so well
presented and ‘food for thought’ - as
to who painted those two panels!



At the end of the afternoon
a chilly St Michael's Mount



The Grand Finale
- a fantastic visit to
the Eden Project


Ian our coach driver

"...Excellent arrangements, hotel service, coach, driver and company.

"...As always a touch of serendipity and an amazing driver"

"...Excellent arrangements, hotel service, coach, driver and company."



Ian and our coach
"...A wonderful cultural time followed by a hysterical game at the end. What more could one want?"

"...Thank you for welcoming outsiders on your trip. Great initiation to Laura Knight and Co.
I enjoyed Penlee too. Very well put together exhibition."

"...I enjoyed it all. Thank you both."

"...When are we going again??!!"

Thanks to everybody for your memories of our trip and to Bill Crouch, Anne Silk and Diana Woods-Humphrey for photographs.
Heather Whatley and
Gwyn Klee