Due to the Covid 19 situation we have sadly had to cancel our visit to Hemingford Grey in June this year. The visit has been postponed until next year, date to follow in due course. Members and guests currently on the list will have priority for future bookings. None of your cheques have been cashed and will be destroyed.
Re the October visit, we were making arrangements to visit Waddeston Manor, but it will not be possible for us to complete the arrangements for this year; hopefully next year!!!
Meanwhile, more importantly, we hope that you stay safe and well during these difficult times Best wishes to you all – Carole Tibballs & Jill Luxton
In the exceptional circumstance in which we find ourselves and after consulting with members booked to go to Devon in June, the decision has been made to cancel this trip. Tailored Travel will issue refunds in due course to the participants. We hope to re-book at a later date. Please keep safe and all the best David Anderson – AS Blackwater Chairman
The well-being and safety of our
members, volunteers and lecturers, many of whom fall within the high-risk
category, is likely to benefit from The Arts Society Blackwater reducing its
activity before the pandemic reaches its peak. Therefore, the following
alterations to our scheduled dates have been made by the Committee:-
Day of Special Interest 23rd March CANCELLED ~ Provisional new date 7th September 2020 ~
Lecture 2nd April CANCELLED ~ Provisional new date 10th September 2020 ~
Lectures from May onwards will be reviewed nearer the date of each lecture.
This information is also on our website and I will keep you informed of any future developments. Look after yourself during these challenging times.
Following a Committee Meeting on the 12th March and
the latest Government Guidance, the Arts Society Blackwater have decided to
continue with its scheduled programme including its Day of Special Interest on
Monday 23rd March.
Members who feel particularly vulnerable should sensibly
stay at home
Should the Government issue new guidance we may need to
reconsider our position
Central Arts Society has produced the following guidance on the current Coronavirus problem. As many members will realise we held a very successful March lecture. The April meeting is going ahead as planned.
As Announced at the March Meeting our upper limit on members is now 210. We have 200 current members. Once the upper limit is reached a Waiting List will operate, a limited number of waiting-list members can be accepted on payment of £5 (non-returnable). Such members are able to attend up to three lectures during a season at a cost of £7 per lecture
In 2021 The Arts Society Blackwater celebrates the 5oth
Anniversary of its foundation. The Golden Jubilee Lecture will be celebrated on
July 1st 2021 at 10.00am followed by a finger buffet and speeches. Among
celebrities will be the Lord Lieutenant of Essex who has already accepted
Details of the day will follow nearer the date. I hope you
will remember to put this date in your future diaries. Former Chairmen of the
Society will be invited along with local Mayors , MPs and the Arts Society Essex Area Chairman; also the chairmen of the
other 10 Essex Societies.