Watercolours of Wimbledon

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This Exhibition, held on the occasion of the centenary of The Wimbledon Society, was hosted by Al-Furqan at its headquarters, Eagle House in Wimbledon, London.

H.E. and Dr. Bakheit admire some of the artworks

The exhibition took place from 9th to 21st June 2003. Some 40 watercolours of Wimbledon owned by the Wimbledon Society were displayed in the Great Hall and were viewed by an average of 30 people each day, except for the final afternoon when over 200 people came to Eagle House, perhaps tempted by the opportunity to see the whole building.

Part of the exhibition

A lecture was also held at Eagle House on the evening of Thursday, 19th June, during which the art historian Wendy Hildreth gave a fascinating insight into the paintings’ history. The lecture was well attended by local residents.

The evening was brought to a close by Roger Cascale, the MP for Wimbledon, who praised the generosity of Al-Furqan, which he called ‘Wimbledon’s world heritage site’, in sponsoring and supporting local as well as international culture.

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