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The Arts Society Wolverhampton Newsletter May/June 2020

Having started a week before the official ‘lockdown’ I am now into my 12th week of isolation. So far the weather has helped a great deal with the ability to cope and I have settled into a very pleasant routine. Now however we enter a new period whilst we start to come out of our isolation and who knows what that may bring. No sign of our meetings starting for quite a while yet so the committee thought we might try a little Zooming so there are two dates for your diary.

Zoom lecture Monday 8th June 1.45pm for a 2pm start: Meetings with Remarkable Art – lecturer Edward Isaacs.

On the afternoon of Monday June 8th (our normal meeting day) we will trial a Zoom lecture when Edward Isaacs RBSA will be taking us on a journey round the collections of the West Midlands, seeking out local notable and interesting artworks. Edward is one of our members, an artist and lecturer. In this lecture he will focus on important art within local collections which demonstrate the depth and breadth of artwork open to public view. The lecture will last about I hour.

I would like to thank Edward for offering to do this free of charge so that we can all practice accessing Zoom and ironing out the gremlins before we join Arts Society Wrekin for a joint Zoom lecture on 15th June.

Zoom lecture Monday 15th June 1.45pm for a 2pm start: The Genius of Beethoven – Peter Medhurst.

This year is the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and Peter will be celebrating this with his distinctive musical style. He has lectured to us on a number of occasions and last November led an excellent study day for us at South Staffs Golf Club on Ranelagh Gardens.

So, something new for us. Six months ago I had never heard of Zoom. Now I’m zooming (is zooming a verb?) with family, friends and all the committee. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it all goes smoothly.

Keep safe and well.