Biennial Dinner – June 2018
On Wednesday 13th June 2018, we held a combined Golden Jubilee of The Arts Society and Silver Anniversary of The Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa in the Moncrieffe Room at Walton Hall. Tickets were £50 per head and we sold 69 of a contracted 70.
The evening was a great success and the highlights of the occasion were a speech from our founder Chairman, Mrs Catherine Leahy, and a superb talk from Lady Hamilton, whose husband had once owned Walton Hall.
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Augustus and Gwen John – November 2017
On Friday 17th November 2017, we hosted a Day of Special Interest at The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, Leek Wootton, near Warwick CV35 7QT.
This was given by Mrs Sandra Pollard, entitled “Augustus and Gwen John: the lives and works of two contrasting artistic siblings.”
As previously mentioned, Rosie Taylor, a Year 13 ‘A’- level student (2016) from North Leamington School was a finalist in the ‘Make your Mark’ competition. This was organised by the West Midlands Area to coincide with the national AGM which was held in Birmingham in May 2017.
All the work of the finalists was of a very high standard. We were therefore very pleased that Rosie was awarded 3rd prize.