Wirral Hospitals’ School, equipment from Young Arts

Art Exhibition at St Catherine's Hospital

For the fifth consecutive year running the Arts Society Wirral have sponsored an Exhibition of Art at

St Catherine’s Hospital by pupils from local schools.  This year we are proud to exhibit the works from pupils at Woodchurch High School 

 

Below is a selection of the art exhibited 

The Exhibition continues until November 2020

Dylan McDonnell a former pupil of Birkenhead 6th Form College is now a student at the prestigious Central Saint Martins.  We are proud to sponsor him with a small grant.  The pictures below are from his latest Cutting Project, the students were given 3 designs from other students in the class and had to make each look exactly as they appeared in the illustration, also all had to be done in beige fabric. Dylan said that this was definitely the hardest project yet.

Students of the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, Wirral at their Summer Show, entertaining all their audiences as Pirates, Circus performers and one very scary lion. The Young Arts Committee support this great production with a contribution towards costumes and props    

Deeside Art Group Annual Art Show - Student Section.

Once again the Young Arts were delighted to present an award each of the winners in this category 

Amir Ayas - West Kirby Grammar School

Zoe Heimann - Calday Grange Grammar School

Birkenhead 6th Form College - Art and  Design

Luke Dawson with Fenella Billington, Chairman of the Art Society Wirral with committee members Barbara Farmer and Judith Wheat

Luke Dawson who is a student at Birkenhead 6th Form College - Art and Design, has been award a place at Central St Martin’s for the next academic year. This is a huge achievement for the school as it is the second year in succession that a student has won a place at this prestigious Art College.

Designs by Luke Dawson

Wirral Festival of Music, Speech and Drama

As part of the Wirral Festival of Music, Speech and Drama, held at Birkenhead High School Academy, Prenton, Birkenhead, on Saturday 23rd March 2019, the winner of the SINGER/SONGWRITER category was 13 year old Sophia Criddle, a student from Wirral Grammar School. This is the second year that The Arts Society Wirral (Young Arts) has sponsored this event.

Sophie with Committee Members of the Arts Society Wirral.

Left to Right: Yvonne Woodhead, Julia Leary, Rabia Thorneloe and The Society's Chairman, Fenella Billington

First prize winner, Sophia Criddle, with the judge, Joanne Dennis, and Sophia’s sister Lily

Fenella Billington with the First prize winner Sophie Criddle

The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone

In January the Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the Wirral and to our delight they popped in to The Hive, Wirral Youth Zone.  We have supported this important Charity for 2 years and have seen it grow in strength and numbers.  In October 2017 Young Arts gave a donation to The Hive to buy materials for the “Like Clockwork” project, one of these clocks was presented to the Duchess.  For more information on the Hive scroll down this page where you can see more beautiful clocks from this project

The Duchess of Sussex being presented with a clock

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex talking to the Children at the Hive, Youth Zone

The unveiled plaque commemorating the visit of Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the Hive, Youth Zone in January 2019

Art Exhibition at St Catherine's Hospital

For the fourth consecutive year running the Arts Society Wirral have sponsored an Exhibition of Art at St Catherine’s hospital by pupils from local schools.  This year we are proud to exhibit the works from pupils at Pensby School  

 


Photographs taken at the official opening on Wednesday 28th November 2018 

The Mayor and Mayoress with the Chief Executive Karen Howell and Members of The Arts Society

Mr K Flanagan headmaster of Pensby School

Karen Howell Chief Executive of St Catherine's Hospital

The Exhibition Poster

by Lucy Jo Young

by Victoria Crozier

Below by Mathew Roberts

The Mayor and Mayoress with the Chief Executive Karen Howell and a pupil from Pensby School

Above by Lucy Richards

By Georgia Crinyion

By Lucy Young.

The images above

Grace Evans, West Kirby Grammar School 

Deeside Art Group annual show 

Student Section 

Young Arts were happy to step in when a previous sponsor who had agreed to donate £50.00 to each of the winners in this category had to pull out.  We were invited to the preview on 6th July at Westbourne Hall West Kirby and the awards went to

 

Grace Evans, West Kirby Grammar School  and

 

Patrick Garvey, Calday Grange Grammar School

 

 

The images above

Partick Garvey, Calday Grange Grammar School, 

 

 

 

 

 

Wirral Festival of Music, Speech and Drama

As part of the Wirral Festival of Music, Speech and Drama, held at Birkenhead High School Academy, Prenton, Birkenhead, on Saturday 17th March 2018, the winner of the first ever SINGER/SONGWRITER category was Molly Madigan, singing her own creation "Torn in Half", whilst accompanying herself on the guitar.

This new category was sponsored by the Arts Society Wirral (Young Arts).

Below: Molly is shown holding the Trophy and prize money of £25, presented to her by Fenella Billington, Chairman of the Arts Society Wirral.  

New Brighton Primary School

production of Grease

producer Mr Simon Brock

Young Arts have provided help and sponsorship in the past with their production of Annie, and were happy to be able to do so again.

The First Night on 27th June was a hugely enjoyable experience, for cast, their families and two of us from Young Arts. 

From left to right:  Barbara Farmer (Young Arts committee member), Yvonne Woodhead (Young Arts co-ordinator), Joanne Dennis (Adjudicator), Molly Madigan (Winner), Fenella Billington (Chairman Arts Society Wirral) and Julia Leary (Arts Society Wirral committee member).

Art Exhibition at St Catherine's Hospital

For the third year running the Arts Society Wirral have sponsored an Exhibition of Art at St Catherine’s hospital by pupils from local schools.  This year we are proud to exhibit the works from pupils at St. Mary's Catholic College, Wallasey.  Next year it will be the turn of Pensby School to take over the Exhibition.

Yvonne Woodhead, Rabia Thorneloe and Barbara Farmer from the Arts Society Wirral with Jane Loughlan from St Catherine's Hospital

The Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

 

In October 2017 The Young Arts gave a donation to a workshop project at The Williamson.

 

This takesplace twice monthly, on a drop-in basis on Saturdays between 11am and 4pm.

They were developed in response to their work with Young Carers and Looked after Children Groups. Our grant enabled a bulk purchase of art materials, paints etc at a substantially reduced rate. Numbers have been growing but the constant worry is that funding, including help from Friends of the Williamson may not continue after September. A sad quote from the artist running the workshops is

“Sadly, these groups are so used to people coming to help and support them, then losing them when the funding runs out…”

 

THE HIVE, WIRRAL YOUTH ZONE

 

In October 2017 Young Arts gave a donation to The Hive to buy materials for the “Like Clockwork” project, which is currently being exhibited till the end of May.

 

The idea arose from the problems a number of young people experience in being unable to tell analogue time. They have made a number of working, clockwork clocks and decorated them splendidly.

The Hive is a hugely impressive project which has recently celebrated its first anniversary and already has a membership of thousands.

 

As an aside, I was told that a number of the seniors at the Hive have also benefited from this very vibrant exhibition and can now also read analogue time.

Following are some of the project we have supported in the past

Shaftesbury Youth Hub

The Arts Society Wirral has supported The Shaftesbury Youth Hub by providing them with art materials for the club

The Shaftesbury Youth Hub currently provides a safe, fun environment where all local children aged 6-12 are welcome. The art club offers these children a quiet place to take part in a hidden curriculum of education through art, giving the children a chance to be creative and to achieve something meaningful to have pride in. Some of these children choose to make greetings cards for family members when they wouldn’t otherwise have the materials to do this at home. The club also allows these children to forge strong friendships despite attending different schools.   This year we have made Day of the Dead masks, Earrings, Necklaces, Chocolate Stacked Christmas Decorations, Santa Sleigh Gifts, Jeweled Boxes, Halloween piñatas, Bonfire night sweet rockets, origami Catharine wheels, and we have made a start on our reusable advent calendars. 

Our weekly sessions have become very important to those involved. One parent said “Taking part in the Art Club means that my daughter has had a chance to make friends. She is sometimes bullied at school, and finds it hard to socialise. The art club has made her happier and this means that her confidence has received a boost. She is now even enjoying school more and enjoys taking in the items she has made to show her class."

Connor Francome, who is now 18, left Mosslands School in Wallasey in July 2017 and is now studying at the Wirral Metropolitan College doing an Art & Design Pre Degree Foundation Course.

We gave him a small grant which will help him “to gather the materials needed to progress with exploring layering of unorthodox materials including computer packages” 
We felt he was a talented young man and were delighted to be able to help him.  We wish him every success for the future.

 

Mosslands School Art Exhibition at St Catherine's Hospital

in 2016 The Arts Society Wirral sponsored  an Exhibition of Art by the pupils of Mosslands School.  These works and many others by the pupils will be displayed at St Catherine's Hospital for the next the next six months. This was the second year running that the Arts Society Wirral has been a sponsor of this exhibition

Wirral Schools Concert Band

In the Spring of 2017 The Arts Society Wirral funded a wide range of sheet music for this enthusiatic Schools Band

The Lady Lever Art Group

At the Young Arts Museum Group at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Juliet Staines leads a group of about fifteen young people of mixed ages and ability. They meet once a month to create artwork based on items in the museum and are partly funded by The Arts Society Wirral. In a recent meeting they worked on flat felt-making based on sea or landscapes from the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections.