Marlow Ladies have enjoyed two great trips out as well as a fun talk by a pantomime dame!
In March the Marlow Ladies visited the Wallace Collection in London. This is a national museum in an historic London town house where there are 25 galleries containing displays of French 18th century paintings, furniture and porcelain and a world class armoury.
The trip started with coffee in the courtyard brasserie, followed by a tour of the collection. This proved very popular with the ladies who really enjoyed the various exhibits, in particular the paintings and miniatures. The costumes and furniture were also a delight and everyone had a great time exploring the many fascinating rooms. Lunch and some retail therapy followed!
On a sunny day in April there was a trip to the Ashmolean in Oxford. It was fascinating to wander round this recently-refurbished museum and explore displays ranging over many centuries including costumes, armour and currency from various regions, as well as a wonderful display of Egyptian artefacts. Lunch was enjoyed in sunshine on the roof terrace.
May saw an enjoyable talk by Richard Westcott on the Confessions of a Pantomime Dame. Richard dressed up in some of his costumes and gave tips on how a pantomime dame applies the make-up and what makes a good costume. One of the members, Kate McGowan-Smyth, did sterling work as his dresser, helping him with his costume changes and receiving a resounding round of applause. Richard, in true pantomime style, had the audience joining in singing traditional pantomime songs.
Forthcoming events include a visit to the RHS Gardens at Wisley in July and in September a visit to Westminster Abbey.
For information about the Club please contact Chairman Cynthia Wharton on 01844 347913 or Secretary Lyn Columbine on 01494 527845.
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