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Notice of AGM

The Annual General Meeting of


Will be held at Heswall Hall on Monday 18th March 2024 at 2pm. Anyone wishing to propose a resolution or a member for Committee must do so by advising the Hon Secretary in writing together with the name and address of a seconder and the agreement of the person being nominated at least 28 days beforehand.

By Order of the Committee:- Paul Dufton, Hon Secretary.

Click to view Annual report

Click to view AGM Agenda and Election of Officers and Committee Members

1st February 2024


Hello Everyone,


Our 15th January Lecture, on a cold, but clear day, saw Zara Fleming start our 2024 programme with Textiles of Bhutan. Stunning illustrations of a wonderful variety of textiles from a country which few of the audience had visited. The talk certainly whetted the interest in visiting this far away country and an interested crowd of members looking at the beautiful Bhutanese jacket and scarf which Zara was wearing.

Committee meetings have restarted after the Christmas and New Year break, and we are very pleased to say that Vivienne Clark, having come to observe in January, wishes to join us. She will be joining Caroline Evans and they will organise Outings and Trips. We were delighted to see that a number of members expressed their interest in the Salisbury trip, 29th September to 2nd October on the afternoon of 15th January following the lecture.


Please do look at the website, officially, but you can just type Arts Society Wirral. Details of the proposed trip in late September, to Salisbury, in conjunction with Simply Tours are all there, as well as up to date information of all our lectures and activities. Of course, it’s also on the rolling information, projected on screen at the start of each meeting. Please may we encourage you to check the website, as all our information can be found there.


I understand from our Membership Secretary that a number of members have unsubscribed from the Mailchimp messages. Of course, we all seem inundated with messages, so it’s not unusual. Please be aware though that if you wish to receive Mailchimp messages again, from Arts Society Wirral, this can be arranged by contacting Libby at


This time last year we were anticipating our Winter Supper and Lecture. In case you think we have forgotten, this has already been booked for next year, 2025, reverting to the biennial timescale.


An early reminder that our lecture on March 18th, Lois Olivier speaking about Berthe Morisot, will be preceded by our AGM. Those who have previously attended will know that this is not a lengthy procedure. The Annual Report is compiled in January to provide time for distribution before the AGM.


Meanwhile, our next lecture will be on 19th February, when Sophie Matthews speaks on.

Music in Art

She is, I understand, bringing a number of instruments with her. She not only plays these, but she also makes them, and tours and performs as GreenMatthews.


We start the year in a more parlous state than ever we could have imagined in January 2022. I really cannot write more now, as more disasters seem to be happening daily, swamping our consciousness, while more and more people suffer. All the while, Ukraine seems in more danger of slipping from the West’s focus and aid.

My sincere good 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

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