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Tate Britain: Turner, Whistler, Monet exhibition?

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Waswondering Tue 19-Apr-05 18:39:53

Just wondered if anyone has seen this and recommends it? I'm in London on Thursday and if I'm very quick might have time for a trot round before making a hasty zip to Heathrow,

To be recommended?

donnie Tue 19-Apr-05 18:41:48

no but I did see the Caravaggio - the later years exhibition at the National Gallery and it is exquisite!

Earlybird Tue 19-Apr-05 23:12:57

Haven't seen it, but have been to the Tate within the last month. There was quite a big group of people waiting to get into the exhibition area for that show. My impression was that separate tickets are required for it. As it's a hot ticket you should probably check to see if you can simply turn up on the day, or if tickets must be arranged in advance for a specific date/time.

Davros Wed 20-Apr-05 15:46:00

Meant to be really good, would like to go, must remember though! Had good review on Newsnight if that helps? Sometiems makes me think the opposite

Enid Wed 20-Apr-05 15:47:13

I saw it in Paris and it was lovely esp the Whistler and Turner (not a massive Monet fan)

grumpyfrumpy Wed 20-Apr-05 15:51:33

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beachyhead Wed 20-Apr-05 15:53:11

My mum went and said it was heaving too many people in each viewing room for comfort.....

Davros Wed 20-Apr-05 16:52:00

Might not be so bad now tho as its been on a while. Would still prebook.

Waswondering Wed 20-Apr-05 17:02:08

Thanks for that. May risk it as my thing finishes at 4.30 - and I would have to get there before last admission at 5. Don't want to risk pre-booking in case meeting over-runs. Will see how it goes tomorrow and what the time is like. Like I say, it would be a trot round (at the end of the day might be quieter??). We shall see.

For us folks who rarely get to London, it's quite exciting. Last time I was there for a meeting I made it to the London Eye and Westminster Abbey for choral evensong before getting back to Heathrow. Was quite impressed about that!!

spacedonkey Wed 20-Apr-05 17:04:16

Another recommendation for the Caravaggio show at the National. Really moving.

Waswondering Fri 22-Apr-05 09:33:30

Well, I made it and am really glad I went for it! I arrived at 4.45 and was able to walk straight in. It was a hot ticket and cost £10 admission. The lady said it was quiet, and a good time of the day to go. If that was quiet, I'd hate to see it busy! I found it incredible, the use of light was amazing. I've always liked Monet, and one of his in particular caused me to go back again and again. Really enjoyed it. Wish I knew more about the appreciation of art: I'm of the school that says "that's a nice picture"!!!!

I felt such a hick from the sticks yesterday - it was very exciting to be in London, but I did feel provincial. I'd hate to live there, but came home resolving that DH and I really must get a weekend there (actually, mum is keen for the 2 of us to have a girls weekend - reckon I could go twice!!). Was taken with the concept of buying flowers when going on the tube - unfortunately I didn't have enough change on me as that would have been a fab souvenir (and I thought the price for lilies was very reasonable).

Hey ho - back to work today!

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