On Monday 24 September members of the Lee Jones Centre in Kirkdale took the scenic route on a bus tour through Liverpool before going on to Tate Liverpool, as part of the summer learning programme Our Liverpool Landscape: From Turner to Today.
En route they took time out to stop off at The Palm House in Sefton Park, where they were given a talk about the history of the park by Nigel Sharp, Development Officer from Liverpool City Council’s Parks and Green Spaces Department.
The bus then continued on to Tate Liverpool for a buffet lunch, followed by the opportunity to experience nature indoors, with a guided tour of Tate Liverpool’s summer exhibition Turner Monet Twombly: Later Paintings. Artist and educator Patricia Edwards led the gallery tour, connecting the external real landscape with the painted motifs of the artists’ vision in the exhibition.
At the end of the tour the group enjoyed afternoon tea and some reflection time in Tate Liverpool’s Hospitality Room before returning home.