About The Friends

The Stanley Spencer Gallery is self-supporting and receives no endowment. It is given valuable support by the Friends, an organisation within the Stanley Spencer Memorial Fund, registered charity no 307989.

Application forms to join the Friends are available online (click here for .pdf application form) or from the Gallery. When joining, please consider making your subscription eligible for Gift Aid by completing the declaration on this form.

Our Aims

  • To promote interest both nationally and internationally in the work of Sir Stanley Spencer RA, CBE.
  • To assist in the running and maintenance of the Stanley Spencer Gallery in Cookham so that Spencer’s work can be displayed in the village environment which inspired it
  • To provide financial aid towards that Gallery’s running costs, and to contribute towards the acquisition costs of further works of Stanley Spencer.

Join The Friends

Membership of the Friends brings free admission to the Cookham Gallery during official opening hours; regular newsletters with events at the Gallery and exhibitions of Spencer’s work elsewhere; invitations to private views and other special events at the Gallery. Members are also invited to join organised outings to art exhibitions and places of artistic or architectural interest at group rates.

Two year subscriptions: £15.00 single / £30.00 couple per annum – or five-year subscription £30.00 single / £50.00 couples.

Click here for a copy of the 2019 AGM minutes

2019 Events

Friends outing – Thursday 10 October 2019
Charleston farmhouse and Monk’s House, Rodmell
We will be visiting Charleston farmhouse in East Sussex, famous as the home and meeting place of the Bloomsbury group, which included some of the twentieth century’s most pioneering artists, writers and intellectuals. As well as a guided tour of the house, we will view the current exhibition: ‘Roger Fry and the Omega Workshop.’  In the afternoon, we will visit nearby Monk’s House, lived in by Virginia Woolf and her husband Leonard, which is filled with their impressive art collection and many personal items. 
Tickets cost £44 each (£38 for National Trust members), to include the coach, entrance charges and guided tour, but not refreshments. There are still a few places available. Please contact Pam Roberts for further information and to buy tickets: email pamjroberts@hotmail.com
NB. Bookings must be received by 12 September.