PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO CONTINUING BAD WEATHER
Visit one of the largest collections of art produced by a single person and see some of the most impressive bronze sculptures in the world – relax in beautiful surroundings
A very different type of event organised by Cranfield University’s walks! To soak up the atmosphere of this place requires not to be rushed: Instead, take time to relax in the beautiful gardens of Henry Moore’s estate at Perry Green with its amazing giant sculptures; take a leisurely stroll through the grounds to visit the Yellow Brick Studio to see how bronze is cast and to the Sheep Field Barn Gallery to view Henry Moore’s art work.
Henry Spencer Moore was an English sculptor and artist. He was born in Castleford, Yorkshire, England in 1898. He was a teacher and served in the army before going to Leeds School of Art. He is famous for making figurative sculptures with hollow spaces and for using flowing, abstract shapes. More info see Tate.
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Meet in front of the Main Reception Depart at 9.00 am Tour of the Henry Moore’s House starts at 11.30am followed a leisurely time at the grounds and gardens Return: circa 17:00 hours Lunch: bring your own or purchase at The Hoops Inn
Cost: £16 transport + £6 entry fee per person. For members of Cranfield University’s walking society reduced to £14 per person, for non-members £20
Book your place at the Cranfield Students’ Association’s office, 1st floor Show you membership card to claim a discounted rate when booking a place.
Have a look at this website on the day of the walk to see if there’s an update.
Meet in front of the Main Reception Start 13.00 hours Finish: 14.00 hours No cost – just turn up Enjoy the stunning displays of autumnal hues with this short tree identification walk around the campus (35 min), followed by leaves-painting session at the CSA.
Our guide for these walks will be David, current MSc student at Cranfield University. I asked him a couple of questions:
David, could you tell us more about the planned tree walks?
I would say it is more a “biological” walk than a “tree walk” – Its more about appreciating nature as a whole. Trees are just one part of our mother Earth :). During the walk, I will try to tell you something about basic dendrology, ornithology, ecology… but don’t expect any overbearing academical knowledge. – just a nice and friendly walk around Cranfield campus.