Celebrating 50 Years on the Wirral


To the Members of the Arts Society Wirral:


Good morning to you all on this first day of July!


As we predicted in June, we are now beginning to see the easing of lock down in many areas, with social distancing being reduced to 1 metre in stead of 2 metres.

This is good news for much of the population but not so good for us.  Unfortunately the reductions still do not mean that we can meet as we used to do in Heswall Hall, sitting next to each other as we used to do, in order to catch up with our friends and be entertained by a first-class lecturer, as we used to be!


However, your committee want you to know that we are doing all we can to make sure that your Arts Society Wirral will still be here for you when this crisis is over and we are able to meet up again in the old familiar way.  We are working towards reopening as soon as it is deemed to be safe to do so.  


In order to do this, we need your support and understanding – we want more than anything for you to stay with us through these weeks and months, so that when we can resume we will be in a strong position to do so.


The Chief Executive of the Arts Society, Florian Schweizer, has written in exactly this way in the Summer edition of the Arts Society Magazine.  I know you all receive this.  

Turn, if you would, to page 51 and read what he says about protecting our Local societies, from the paragraph beginning “The greatest challenge......” to the end.  

I was struck by his words and hope you will be too.


The committee is holding a ‘virtual’ meeting on July 13th 2020;  we intend to write, not email, to each member of our society afterwards, to tell you of decisions taken and plans formulated for the immediate future.  This way we hope to keep all of you with us as we fight to get back to where we were.


Please keep safe and stay well in this month of July.

With all good wishes to you and your families from your committee and myself,


Fenella Billington




July 1st 2020

Please continue to check the 'Home' page of our society website www.theartssocietywirral.org for news and updates

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