1st December 2022



Hello Everyone,


I do hope that you are all well and enjoying our monthly lectures.


The talk on 21st November was given by Jo Banham, who spoke about

                                         William Morris and Wallpapers


Those who braved the dreadful rain found that it was one of the best attended lectures we have had since we re-started our live meetings, and we had a number of guests also. It was a most entertaining and informative afternoon.


Our Day of Special Interest took place as advertised on Monday 7th November, when Joanna Mabbutt spoke on the subject of 

                                                     Artists and The Theatre, 


opening perhaps unconsidered connections between so many branches of the Arts in connection with theatre, opera, and ballet. 


The caterers, Boysenberry, served a lunch which proved popular with those of us who attended, and once again we felt it had been a successful day.  


The curated visit on 1st December to Pure Brilliance, The Boodles Story

at the Lady Lever Gallery, is now fully booked, the last tickets having been taken at our meeting on 21st November.


May I take this opportunity to remind everyone once again that our Christmas Lecture will be held on the 5th December, (which is not our usual 3rd Monday of the month). It will be at 2:00pm, and we look forward to hearing Nigel Bates speaking on:-   

                                In the Kingdom of Sweets: All about the Nutcracker 


We hope that this will be a happy start to the Christmas Season for us all. Then we have a gap until the New Year of course and start again on 16th January 23, when Hugh Ellwood will be speaking about:-  

                                                Venice – Queen of the Adriatic


There will be a Winter Supper and Lecture on Tuesday 31st January 2023 at Heswall Hall, which some of you will have seen or heard about at our meeting on 21st November. It is not an Anniversary Dinner, as our most recent dinners have been, but a celebration and meeting now that we are returning to our regular pursuits. Details are as always on the website, and bookings are being taken and tickets sold, in the usual way, at our lectures.


As Winter sets in in the East our thoughts remain with those in Ukraine without heating, light or water, and who remain under constant threat of further attack. The most basic human necessities are being targeted so blatantly that it beggars belief. It is now more than ten months since Russia invaded. We can only hope for a peaceful year for Ukraine and its people in 2023. 


So, for now, and until next year, on behalf of all your Committee, may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,      


With all very 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