January 1st, 2021


Happy New Year greetings to all the Members of the Arts Society Wirral!

May it be a much better year for so many people, both old and young, with 

the light at the end of the tunnel coming closer and closer.


For our Society, January promises to be an exciting month!  As we still cannot yet meet together as we used to do, you will by now know that we are on the point of being able to watch and hear in our own homes the lectures especially booked for us by our Programme Secretaries at least a year ago.


Thanks to a tremendous amount of hard work by Martin Amlot and Anita Stokes in researching and learning the technicalities employed in bringing these illustrated talks into our homes, all we have to do is follow their simple instructions as to how, with one click, we can access expert scholarship, entertainingly presented, to pass a thoroughly enjoyable hour, along with the (unseen) company of our other friends in the Society!


Look out for two email notifications that will be coming to you during January.


1.    The first should arrive in about a week and will be a reminder of the title           of the lecture and the name of the lecturer (this I have been practising daily in order to get it right when I will have the pleasure of introducing  him to you before his talk!). It will also give the date of the talk , which is  the third Monday in the month, January 18th, 2021. It will contain simple instructions how to access YouTube with just one click. So please keep this notification handy for future reference.


2.   The second notification will come a few days before the lecture and will give

 you the link to YouTube.


The Committee and I are very excited that we are able to go down this new road, in common with the majority of other Arts Societies world-wide.  We hope it will bridge the gap until we are able to meet once more in person and to share these occasions with each other in the normal and well-remembered way.


But for now, to make this new method work, and to keep our society together, please do your best to join us.  It is so important to us that you do.  Remember that in 1970 the Wirral was the 26th society to join the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Society, founded only two years earlier by Patricia Faye in 1968.  There are now 429 Nadfas/Arts Societies in the world, of which we are the 26th.  Good enough reasons to make certain we guard the Arts Society Wirral carefully and hand it on – intact.


With very best wishes for 2021 from the Committee and myself,


Fenella Billington


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