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Chair's News
Sunday 12 January 2020


I wish you all good health and happiness for 2020.  Let’s hope it will be a good year for our Country too!

We have started the new year well with our first talk delivered by Dr. Lois Oliver on “Edouard Manet and Music”.  A real treat!  I am looking forward to the rest of this year’s programme.  

Our December meeting brought our 2019 Young Arts projects to a fitting close when we made the presentation to Liskeard Silver Band of a cheque for £350 for the purchase of training cornets to encourage the next generation of musicians.  See below for further details.

If you have any ideas for a Young Arts Project 2020 do get in touch with me, and if you are interested in becoming a Young Arts volunteer I would welcome hearing from you.  

David Kilborn, our lead for Heritage Volunteers would also like to hear from any members who are interested in this aspect of our work.  Currently David is in discussions with the Charles Causley Trust in Launceston.  The Heritage Volunteers will be visiting Cyprus Well, Causley’s home, to move the project forward.  Volunteering is much more fun when we work as a small team, and any extra pairs of hands would be helpful.

Mary Utton



Our Monthly Talks

Dr Neil Faulkner“Lawrence of Arabia: excavating a Legend”

Chloe Sayer“Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera; the Golden Age of Mexican Painting”

Ian Caskie“SS Great Britain; from Launch to Re-Launch”

Sandy Burnett“The Age of Jazz”


Discovery Day

 Chloe Sayer“The Splendours of Ancient Mexico and Peru” on 11th March 2020

Go To ……. Visit

 A day in May with David Tovey at Broadwoodwidger to explore his collection of Polperro paintings.

Further information to follow

Society Luncheon

 Join the Chair for our next social event to take place in April.  Date and venue tbc.

Don’t forget our ‘Fifty Treasures of the South West’ book.  Only £5 and very good quality.  We still have copies available if you need that small gift for a friend or family member.

Hearing Difficulties

If you have difficulty hearing our speaker, please email me by 9.00am on the day of each talk if you wish to reserve seats at the front.


Gift Vouchers

Do remember that we have gift vouchers available for purchase at £6 or £12 per voucher.  Just ask June Le Voi or the volunteers at our reception desk.



 Funds for Liskeard Silver Band to purchase Training Cornets

 Liskeard Arts invited Liskeard Silver Band to our December meeting for the presentation of a cheque for £350.  Roy Shufflebotham, leader of the junior training band, commented “We rely on donations and are very grateful to Liskeard Arts for their generous gift which will purchase cornets for junior band members”.

The Band has been in existence for over 190 years playing a prominent part in many town events.  It welcomes learners from as young as age 7 and provides instruments on loan, as well as music and tuition free of charge.

Mary Utton, Chair of Liskeard Arts, remarked, “We are only too pleased to support a range of worthy Young Arts causes such as this.  It’s important for musically inclined children to have an opportunity to learn an instrument”.


The Arts Society South West Area news


Don’t forget to have a look at the SW area website,  You will find there details of and application forms for area events, visits and courses by clicking on the Special Interest Days tab or the News/Courses tab.  The Documents tab also has useful information such as the itineraries and details for SW Area tours.

For full details and information on Study Days run by other Arts Societies (not all are listed below) please go onto the Society’s own website where you will find further details, the itinerary and booking form.

If you have any ideas, comments or queries please send them to:

Mary Utton

Chair of Liskeard Arts or