Celebrating 50 Years on the Wirral


October 1st, 2020


Dear Members,


A month ago, on September 1st, I wrote to you with cautious optimism that our hopes of being able to re-open our live lectures in Heswall Hall were coming closer to fruition.  In the Wirral, Covid 19 cases were dropping, safety procedures were fully in place at the Hall and the Committee and I were drafting booking instructions to send to you all for the three lectures in October, November and December, as well as for a Day of Special Interest.  The four speakers concerned were eager to come and, provided there was no spike in the number of virus infections, we honestly thought we might make it.


Today is October 1 and everything is different.


The number of Covid 19 cases in the Wirral has risen quickly and alarmingly, causing the Wirral Borough Council to make stringent local restrictions upon us all in an effort to control the virus.

From September 22nd, we are no longer allowed to have up to six people in our houses and gardens.  We are not allowed to have anyone in either our house or in our garden (except in special circumstances).  And, if we are vulnerable and elderly,  we are advised not to mix with others in public places.


Consequently, when the Committee met on Zoom last week, we agreed that, in order to comply with these new restrictions, we had no option but to cancel our autumn programme and hope we can reconvene in January 2021.   Three days after taking this decision, we heard that Heswall Hall had done the same, and deferred their re-opening also to January 2021.


You will soon be receiving an email, or a letter for those without access to the internet, from the Committee and myself, explaining more fully these developments.  In it you will see that we intend to meet monthly on Zoom to monitor the situation.  I will keep you updated on any developments at the beginning of each month on this Home Page of our website.


In the meantime, please keep safe and well.  

We look forward so much to being able to try again in the New Year to bring back the live lectures that are so enjoyed by our Society.


Until then, we send best wishes from your Committee and myself,


Fenella Billington



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