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ART APPRECIATION DURHAM To find out more visit saga.co.uk/northeastart Art in the North East Discover some of the north east's important art collections, spanning centuries of British and European art. 4 nights HALF BOARD from £519^ Departing: April 3, 2020. Holiday code: AT115 This Special Interest holiday includes: · Expert Host · Saga Host · Included themed activities · Expert Host Talks · Hosted welcome drinks reception · Meet and greet with expert host · Free hotel Wi-Fi · Hotel porterage · Cancellation rights Plus, this hotel features: · All breakfasts and dinners Included excursions: · Three excursions with six visits. Radisson Blu Hotel ­ Durham QQQQ This modern 4-star hotel has views of the River Wear and Durham Castle. Amenities include a restaurant, bar, gym, sauna, indoor pool and spa (charges apply). The hotel has 207 bedrooms each with flat-screen television, telephone, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, a safe, minibar and complimentary Wi-Fi. Newcastle Laing Art Gallery is a popular attraction The magnificent Bowes Museum A comfortable bedroom Your programme Three full-day excursions are included with visits to: Shipley Art Gallery and Laing Art Gallery: The north east's arts and crafts are celebrated in all their glory at the Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead, where the collection contains nearly 800 paintings and over 700 exhibits of ceramics, glass, metalwork, jewellery, textiles and furniture. The Laing Art Gallery , in the heart of the Newcastle, is home to a number of British paintings and watercolours from the 18th century to the present day. Works by Burne-Jones, Reynolds and Turner are represented, as well as those by the Northumberland artist John Martin including his powerful `The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah'. There is also an interactive display of 400 years of regional art and craft. Angel of the North, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and Sunderland Art Gallery: Stop to see Antony Gormley's iconic work. Britain's largest sculpture, created in 1998, is among the country's most famous works of public modern art. At the Baltic Centre which is housed in a landmark industrial building beside Gateshead's River Tyne, you'll see striking modern work. Just over a decade old, the international Baltic Centre has displayed works by Damien Hirst, George Shaw and Yoko Ono. The Sunderland Museum houses a collection of British art from the 19th and 20th centuries, including works by Edward Burra, L S Lowry and Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Durham Cathedral and the Bowes Museum: Visit one of the world's finest Norman buildings, Durham Cathedral, during a walking tour of this medieval city. Later head for the Bowes Museum , designed in the style of a French chateau and built by John Bowes and his wife, the French artist Joséphine BenoîteCoffin-Chevallier. Throughout their marriage they collected a staggering 15,000 objects, succeeding in their goal to create a world-class museum in John's ancestral home of Teesdale. The museum is also well known for its archaeological galleries. Among the exhibits you will see European fine and decorative arts, a suite of English period rooms and collections of paintings, ceramics, fashion, and musical instruments. Don't miss the astonishing, clockwork silver swan. Please note: The historic city of Durham is built on a hill and your included guided walking tour starting from your hotel will include steps, cobbled streets and steep inclines. Art in the North East. ^All prices are £s per person based on two people sharing and are subject to availability. Sole occupancy rooms: (supplement per person, per stay): £12. For the latest prices and offers, visit saga.co.uk/holidays or call for further details. See enclosed Essential Information. To book see page 99 and call FREE on 0800 414 444 for UK holidays or visit saga.co.uk/special-interest Please quote SPNT9 89