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George Laing Memorial Lecture and Fundraising Lunch

Friday 26 November, 10.45 – 2.00, £45 

Join the Friends of the Bowes Museum for the The Civic and the Global: The V&A and the Cultural Mission of Museums this November. The guest speaker is Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, who will address the audience on the topic of The Civic and the Global: The V&A and the Cultural Mission of Museums.  The schedule for the event is as follows:

10.45 – Coffee & Tea in the Music Room. Raffle tickets will be available. 

11.30 – Lecture to start in the Jubilee Room. Q&A at the end.

12:45 – Retire for lunch in the Blue Picture Gallery.

1:00 – Lunch: Main, with a vegetarian option, will be served with a glass of wine or soft drink, followed by dessert. Coffee or tea to finish. Raffle to be drawn during lunch.

To book you must fill in the form below and return to the Friends of The Bowes Museum as mentioned on the form. 

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Further Information

Further details of forthcoming Friends’ Events will always be found in the centre pages (12 & 13) of each issue of our quarterly newsletter Bowes Arts (see link to recent issues in the right-hand column).

Booking and Information
: To book tickets for any Friends' Event or to gain further information, contact the Friends' Office, tel 01833 690606 ext.233 or email:

Tickets may also be booked by completing the Booking Form included in the quarterly "Bowes Arts" and sending it to:
The Friends' Office (Events)
The Bowes Museum
Barnard Castle
DL12 8NP

When booking tickets, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope; without this, tickets will have to be collected.

The Friends' office is run by volunteers and it is not, therefore, always possible to speak to someone. However, you may leave a message on the answer phone or in an email and a response will be sent at the earliest opportunity.