Many thanks to Katie for sending me an updated timetable for the centenary events on the 31st ..
The Alfred East Gallery will be celebrating 100 years since it first opened in 1913. As part of the celebrations the Gallery is recreating the original exhibition and a re-opening ceremony will take place in the Manor House Gardens on 31st July at 2:30pm declared by the ringing of the Church bells to mark the actual anniversary. The running order on the day will be as follows ...
12:30 to 2pm - lunchtime talk by Geoff Hales - Alfred East: Lyrical Landscape Painter - Tickets cost £3.50 for concessions or £5.00 ... Tickets are bookable by calling 01536 534274 (tickets are selling FAST!!)
2pm - Sea Cadets will march and play in the Gardens
2:30 - Bells announce the 100 years
3pm - Speeches
3:30 - Cutting of the ribbon by Lord Lieutenant Lady Juliet Townsend
There are refreshments and a String Trio will play during the day and into the evening
6pm to 8pm - Evening Reception
If you would like to attend please email email@example.com
Sounds like a great day with something for everyone. Members of the Friends will be on hand during the day should you want to find out more about our activities. Do come by ...