The Lime Cycle

Coniston to Kelmscott Cycling Fundraiser 2019

SPAB Lethaby Scholars 2016, Tríona Byrne, Declan Cahill and Gethin Harvey are putting the sketchbooks down to complete the expedition on two wheels. Accompanied by Conor Meehan (Scholar 2013), and hopefully other past Scholars and friends, the team will be undertake a 377km fundraising cycle from the grave of John Ruskin at St. Andrew’s Church, Coniston to the grave of William Morris at St. George’s Church, Kelmscott, from 19th April to 21st April 2019.

The Team would be extremely grateful for any sponsorship that you may be able to offer and know that all of this will go towards the Trusts goal of supporting two bursaries on the scholarship in the future. Please visit their Just Giving Page to Sponsor them.

Keep up to date with the journey as it progressing on twitter @SPAB1877

Save the Date – AGM and Gathering 2019

We are delighted to announce that the Trust’s AGM and Annual gathering is to be held in and around the South Downs National Park on Saturday 7th September 2019.

As usual, the AGM will be preceded by a day of interesting visits and followed by a formal evening dinner; to be held at West Dean College, Nr Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ.

We have a few more items to confirm before we are able to send out the itinerary and booking information.  More information on this years gathering will be posted on the Events page.

Final preparations for the Great Thames Row

Avast there!

Greetings to all the crew and dedicated supporters of the Stella who will be taking part in our week-long voyage down the Thames.  Many thanks to all of you who have helped to make this a reality!

We have now published the final itinerary – all details of pick-up and drop-off points, camping spots and watering holes are correct at time of going to press.  We have also included details of who is rowing when. There are still refinements to be made to this schedule, but it looks like we will be rowing at full capacity almost every day!

We start tomorrow morning (Tuesday), with a photo-shoot courtesy of John Lawrence, at Kelmscott Manor before 7am, and finish with a reception at Kelmscott House in Hammersmith on Bank Holiday Monday at around 4pm, to which you are all very cordially invited.  You can also follow our progress on Twitter using @greatthamesrow, or you can follow our live Twitter feed on the Dance Scholarship Trust website homepage.

We do have a number of lunch-dates and dinners arranged along the river throughout the week.  If you find that you are nearby at any point, do call us and we will integrate you into our programme!

We look forward to seeing you on board or at Hammersmith.

Best wishes, Hugh (SPAB Scholar 2009)