Liverpool, European Capital of Culture 2008

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We offer a choice of two days to visit Liverpool to see the artistic contribution to their European year of culture. The Work of Austrian artist Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) at Tate Liverpool is his first comprehensive exhibition in this country so a rare chance to become acquainted with the rich, extravagant style of his painting, which now fetches such high prices. Visitors will also be abe to see the current Tate exhibition. The Twentieth Century: How it looked and how it felt. After a pre-booked lunch in the Tate cafe the tour will drive past several recent example of street sculptures or stop at them if possible. At the Walker gallery we see Art in the Age of Steam, exploring the fear and excitement of early train travel with works from the likes of Monet, Pissarro and Hopper. In addition there is the special commission for European Year by Ben Johnson of a Panorama of Liverpool, Cityscape. On the way home we go up the coast to observe Antony Gormley's Another Place with its bronze figures stretching out to the sea on Crosby Beach.

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45 Depart Ilkley central car park at 8.00 am, picking up in Bramhope Golden Acre Park at 8.30 am, Leeds Railway Station Aire Street exit at 8.50 am, M62 Hartshead services south side at 9.15 am.
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