Sidney Sime Gallery visit

18th October 2020, 14:00 - 16:00


Sidney Simes Gallery, Worplesdon
Sunday 18 October 2020
2pm – 4pm



Join our VP, Chris Howard on this opportunity to visit this fascinating little gallery celebrating early 20th century artist Sidney Sime, who lived and is buried locally in Worplesdon, near Guildford. Sidney Sime is mostly remembered for his fantastic and satirical artwork.

Sime was born in Manchester in 1865, into poverty. After a short career in the mines, he got the opportunity to study at Liverpool School of Art, where he won several awards. He was approached by an author for whom he is most often remembered for, the Irish Lord Dunsany, to illustrate his first book, The Gods of Pegana. 

This began an association which lasted for the rest of his life, with his illustrations especially prominent in Dunsany’s early work (until 1922).

He spent most of his adult life in Surrey. His wife Mary Sime donated all the works for this gallery, which is now run by a charity.

Due to COVID 19 restrictions we will be limiting the bookings and staggering the viewing times.

The cost of this event will be £3.50 for members and £4.50 for non-members.

This event is not suitable for children, dogs or members with mobility challenges.  There are toilet facilities on site but there are no refreshments available.

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This event must be booked in advance so we can limit numbers for everyone’s safety.  We will comply with Government guidelines and social distancing measures will be adhered to throughout the visit.   You should not attend if you are feeling unwell or show any COVID-19 symptoms and if you need to cancel please let us know.  Face Masks are essential and must be worn throughout your visit and you may wish to bring your own alcohol-based hand sanitiser.

By continuing and making a booking you confirm that you have read, understood, and agree to the Terms & Conditions specified in our Cancellation Policy and Responsibility Statement, both of which can be viewed by clicking here


This event is fully booked. If you wish to have your name on our waiting list, please let us know via email or contact form.


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