October Visit – Thursday 20th


We are planning a visit to the Sainsbury Centre Museum in Norwich on 20 October 2022.  They are having a new exhibition called Visions of Ancient Egypt, Egypt being the inspiration for many artists. 150 works from a variety of artists ranging from Joshua Reynolds to David Hockney For more details click below


July 7th Lecture


7th July 10.30 Start – Jubilee Celebration after


Patrick Craig

Click here for details and the BIO

July Lecture & BIO

Our lecture will celebrate our Golden Jubilee.  Please note the lecture will start at 10.30am prompt.  Coffee & Tea will be served from 9.45am.

Among our guests will be the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst and the Mayors of Witham and Maldon.  Other guests will include the past Mayor Witham, the Chairman of Essex Area of the Arts Society, and past Blackwater Chairmen.

After the lecture there will be a slight pause while the chairs are re-arranged.  There will then be speeches – an introduction by myself followed by one from our President, Dr Bill Allen and one from the Lord Lieutenant of Essex who will then be asked to cut our Jubilee cake.  A finger buffet and wine will follow served to all guests and members.

It should be a memorable morning in the history of our Society.

A Quick Reminder


Next Blackwater lecture Thursday 12th May

As usual the May lecture is on the SECOND THURSDAY of the month. Local elections in the hall on the 5th! More details and the Biography to follow shortly

Heritage Volunteers


A recent update March 2022 from Sheila Bates:
” Plume Library – Four volunteers are carrying on with making book shoes and cleaning at the library. Two of us also support the library by joining the Friends of the library’s committee and are helping with the Heritage open day etc.
Maldon Heritage centre is looking for volunteers, the centre is on the ground floor of the building occupied by the library.”