Update – June 2017

I hope that you have received your copy of the Review with the new name and logo. The Arts Society would appreciate feedback on it as they will be bringing in further changes next year. If members send me their comments before the 14th June, I can collate them and send Nadfas House one email or you can send them in yourself.

The committee will be putting a resolution to the AGM recommending that the name of our society be changed to The Arts Society Royal Leamington Spa.

At the Make your Mark exhibition which was organised to coincide with the national AGM in Birmingham this month, the work of the young prize-winners from all over the West Midlands was shown. Rosie Taylor from North Leamington School came third among this group of prize-winners and was warmly applauded.

The Society is sponsoring a concert by the Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra at Kenilworth School on Sunday, 2nd July at 2.30pm. Members of the Society can obtain a free seat for a child when buying an adult ticket at the door. The school’s address is Leyes Lane, Kenilworth, CV8 2DA.  We shall put the programme on the display board at the Spa Centre before the June lecture.

John Clark will start selling tickets for the Short Break to Provence before our AGM, which is on the 5th July at 1.30pm. This holiday will take place between the 16th and 21st April 2018 and will cost approximately £1,000 depending on currency fluctuations. Details of the itinerary will be available before then.

Best wishes
Felicity Furber (Chairman)

We are looking for volunteers to help to make clothes for children aged 8 or 9 for a school project at St. John’s Museum.   This project is about the Great Fire of Warwick and in the session each child will take on the role of an individual who lost their property and belongings during the Great Fire of Warwick in 1694.  Among the costumes required are an apron for the blacksmith, a waistcoat for the harpist and a coat for the doctor.

All the materials will be provided and any necessary training will be given. Work will be carried out at St. John’s Museum.

If anyone is interested in volunteering for this, or any other project, please get in touch with the Volunteer Co-ordinator, anneflower@btinternet.com