news & events
The presentation given by Anne Deuchar on Publicity and Promotion at the Chairmen’s Lunch on 19th May 2019 is below:
Below is a publicity video made by the National organisation about the Nadder Valley Arts Society:
Breaking News! The Marsh Awards 2019
The Marsh Awards, given by the Marsh Christian Trust, recognise some of the outstanding contributions made by volunteers of The Arts Society, and I am delighted that the Committee of our newest Wessex Society, Nadder Valley, has been awarded Second Prize for the Society Committee Award.
This recognises their amazing success at securing a current membership of 250 from zero in January 2018, and their aim to create a warm and friendly society by hosting regular members' lunches.
Check out the latest Arts Society training courses »
We have started a Wessex Area Newsletter which has been sent to each Society Chairman. The link is below:
Area Meeting Sarum College Friday 12 October 2018
The Arts Society e-bulletin
The Arts Society Headquarters have developed a new means of communicating with members in the form of an e-bulletin sent by email. You can see the latest edition here »
As you will see from the link, you can subscribe and get it sent to you regularly.
Headquarters and Committee News:
Wessex on Mobile Devices
Those with busy lives can now keep up-to-date 'on the run'. The website has been enhanced so you can now view it properly on both tablets and mobile phones. would be grateful for any feedback.
Young Carers Raise The Roof
Young Carers from Wiltshire and Somerset received a standing ovation from those who gathered in their hundreds in Bath Abbey to enjoy the 2017 Bath Festival's 'Party in the City'. An assortment of handmade percussion instruments accompanied young musicians playing guitars, recorders, string instruments and electronic keyboards, all working together to creating a joyful and rhythmic sound. There were also some quiet and reflective moments of song and poetry written by the young people. The Bath Community Gospel Choir was there to help and support the young people as they reached out to the audience with their thoughts and feelings expressed in art and music.
The music was accompanied by an animated film which show-cased the young people's artwork. Members of The Arts Society Bath were pleased to be able support the Bath Philharmonia's Creative Learning Team in funding this special project which is part of an ongoing Arts Award programme.
Kerry ,a member of the group and now also a volunteer helper, commented on how valuable this sort of opportunity is as it gives the Young Carers the chance to 'create something amazing'.
diary of events
|4 June 2019||New YAR Information Day||Art Society House, London|
|31 October 2019||Wessex Area Meeting||Sarum College, Salisbury|
|21 April 2020||Young Arts Day||Sarum College, Salisbury|