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Our recent club outing to Liverpool on 19 October took 32 of us to the city of Liverpool. The Walker Art Gallery was our first port of call with its superb permanent collection and the John Moore’s Painting Prize Competition currently showing.

We the coach took us onward  to the Lady Lever Art Gallery at Port Sunlight. An entertaining guided tour around the gallery’s impressive permanent collection gave us some background on the artists, the paintings and the history of the gallery.

Also on display there was an exhibition of a set of watercolour drawings known as the Flower Fairies by Cicely Mary Barker. The numerous reproductions we are so familiar with don’t do them justice. The 40 or so original paintings, figures in a botanical setting are stunningly beautiful.

A good day out, all in all. Where are we going next?…

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