Who Are Stanley’s Friends ? 

We are a group of supporters who help to promote, run, and raise funds for the gallery. There are plenty of ways to get involved and you can do as much or as little as you like.

  • Our subscriptions help to finance new acquisitions of works by Stanley Spencer, to contribute towards conservation costs and to improvements to gallery facilities.
  • Some of our supporters volunteer as custodians who welcome visitors and serve as guides.

The Stanley Spencer Gallery is a Charitable Trust with no endowment and is run entirely by volunteers, so the support of the Friends is vital to its success.

Why Become A Friend ?

Joining the Friends is a great way to learn more about Stanley Spencer’s work, his life and times, and to meet like-minded people. Friends benefit from free admission to all the Gallery’s exhibitions and from invitations to special events. Special Friends’ events include exhibition previews, outings to other art galleries and places of artistic or architectural interest, and an annual talk and meeting each March. A quarterly newsletter keeps Friends up-to-date on what is happening in the Gallery and on upcoming events.

How Do I Become A Friend ?

It is easy to join and excellent value too. Please download an application form here or ask for one at the Gallery. When joining, please consider making your subscription eligible for Gift Aid by completing the declaration on the form.

Two year subscriptions: £15.00 single / £30.00 doubles – or five-year subscription £30.00 single / £50.00 doubles.

2020 Events

Due to the coronavirus situation, all Friends’ events are on hold for the foreseeable future.