All posts by Friends of the Laing

About Friends of the Laing

Our friends group was established nearly 50 years ago. We are actively engaged in supporting the Laing Art Gallery. Our enthusiastic volunteers organise afternoon talks and evening supper lectures, as well as day trips and longer holidays. We not only provide financial support, we also provide free gallery tours and we have a permanent help desk situated in the beautiful Marble Hall.


Summer is finally here – well that is what the calendars say – the weather…… now that’s a different story!!!!For us in Friends of the Laing Art Gallery (FLAG) the month of August means we are well over half way… Read more

Get set for Summer!

After a quiet couple of months – FLAG (Friends of the Laing Art Gallery) is getting set for a sizzling summer (let’s hope the weather follows suit!). The main event is, of course, our Gala Lunch celebrating our 50th Anniversary,… Read more

Flag Spring News

Now that the days are lighter and longer, and Spring is just around the corner we thought we’d tell you about some FLAG events coming soon! As you may know we celebrate our 50th anniversary this year – and as… Read more

A special visit

  Recently the Laing Gallery had a special visitor, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall met Jonathan Yeo, renowned portrait artist, who gave her a personal tour of his exhibition and of course she was able to see her own… Read more

FLAG A Momentous year ahead!!

Happy New Year! Now that the festive season is behind us we can look forward to an exciting 2015! As January always seems to be a long, cold and dark month why not try something new and join us at… Read more