Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers

by Tom Parsons

Westminster Quaker Meeting House and the National Gallery

Coffee · Lecture · Lunch · Exhibition

24th September 2024

Van Gogh: Poets and Lovers, presented by the National Gallery on the event of their 200th anniversary, is a major exhibition devoted to the twelve-year period in which the artist lived and worked in Arles and Saint Remy in the South of France. Bringing together acquisitions from all over the world and the National Galleries own collection, the exhibition explores Van Gogh’s evolving interest in poetic imagination and love as subject matters for some of his greatest works.

Highlights of the exhibition include, The Bedroom (1888), an intimate perspective of the artists room in the Yellow House, the first time he had a home of his own, Garden of the Asylum, (1889) a view from his window during his periods at the Saint-Paul de Mausole hospital in Saint-Rémy and Sunflowers (1888), one of the beautiful still life paintings most associated with the artist. As he says himself; ‘The sunflower is mine’.

The lecture will prepare you for the exhibition so that you can make the most of your time in the gallery and gain the greatest insight into the works. Please join us for lunch afterwards at Fumo, Covent Garden.

Order of Events

10.30 Coffee at the Westminster Quaker Meeting House

11.00 Lecture for Artemisia Members at the Westminster Quaker Meeting House by Tom Parsons

12.30 Lunch at Fumo, Covent Garden

14.00 Exhibition at the National Gallery – Van Gogh


Coffee                                                                                                 Complimentary

Lecture                                                                                               £27.00 + (£2.96 booking fee)

Lecture and Lunch (2 courses, wine and coffee)              £72.00 + (£6.71 booking fee)


Please note you must purchase your own tickets to the exhibition from the National Gallery website. This allows you to choose the time you want to enter and to use any discounts or memberships you may have.
National Gallery exhibition tickets

If you would like further information please email me on [email protected] or call 01379 871800.