11th January 2022



Hello Everyone,


As I said in my regular letter, I am sending further information after the Committee meeting held on 10th January.


We met, live, as usual at St Peter’s Hall in Lower Heswall, and had the normal discussions about the minutes of the previous meeting, reports from various members, including as always the Programme Secretaries, our Treasurer, Web Manager, Membership Secretary, Catering, the Volunteering Arm, Young Arts, Church Recording, Athenaeum Library, and Outings.


Our next lecture as you know is due to take place on on 17th January, when Evelyn Eaton will introduce “The Bayeux Tapestry: The World’s Oldest Comic Strip”.


I am happy to say that our lecturer, barring accidents of course, will be with us at Heswall Hall next week.


May I take this opportunity to remind us all, that masks must be worn under current regulations, and we do encourage members to take a test before attending if possible.

As before, the windows will be open so please dress warmly. The tables will be arranged as they were for our Christmas meeting, which aids social distancing.


We all look forward to our first meeting of the New Year, and to seeing you next week. 


With all best wishes


Yvonne Woodhead 




1st January 2022


Hello Everyone,


Seasons Greetings, and all best wishes, on behalf of your committee, for a Happy New Year. I know how many people have had their Christmas and New Year plans overturned by the new and rapidly spreading variant, so our sympathies to any of you caught up by this.


It already seems quite a long time since we enjoyed our Christmas Lecture on 13th December, when Roger Askew came to speak so entertainingly about “A Right Royal Christmas”, with the lovely addition of Christmas music to set the scene for the various periods.  It was especially enjoyable to be able to offer some refreshments after the meeting, and the cake was delicious. Many thanks to the caterers, and of course to Moira and all those who helped.


Our next lecture is due on 17th January, when Evelyn Eaton will introduce   

“The Bayeux Tapestry: The World’s Oldest Comic Strip”.


Given the situation we find ourselves in again, I hope you’ll forgive me if I say that I will be sending a top-up message after our next committee meeting, which takes place on the 10th January. If there are any changes that we need to put in place, this will enable us to let everyone know.


During 2021 we were able, thanks to the co-operation of all involved, to provide much of our programme of lectures, in whatever format we could. We do thank all our speakers for their flexibility in delivering such informative and interesting talks, whether live or online.


Thanks are also due to those who arrange the bookings, our Programme Secretaries,  Judith and Daphne and those who have organised all the technical side, Martin, Anita, and our Membership Secretary, Julia. The rest of the committee, one and all, have worked so hard throughout to enable things to continue as close to normally as we could manage in these troubling times.


Nor should we forget all those at Heswall Hall and all they continue to do to enable us to meet and enjoy our time at our chosen venue. Of course, without our Membership there could be no Arts Society, and no interesting, educational, and often funny presentations for us to enjoy so much, in friendly and engaged company. Thank you all.


So for now, may I wish you all a happy, and healthy New Year.


With all best wishes



Yvonne Woodhead 

The Arts Society Wirral members meet monthly to hear, from a varied programme of inspiring lectures given by top experts in their fields. Regular tours, outings and visits throughout the year complement the lectures.

In addition, the Volunteer programme, open to all members of our society, includes Church Recording, involvement with local young people by way of the Young Arts Group, Archiving for a number of organisations together with the development of Church Trails for children