Today and the week ahead

The second of our Summer Serenades commences today at 2pm at the Williamson Art Gallery with Liverpool-based Neil Campbell in a contemporary solo guitar recital, mostly of his own compositions drawing on elements of contemporary classical, progressive rock, jazz and other musical styles: ’an outstanding guitarist whose originality of thought makes him far more than just another gifted purveyor of finger acrobatics’ – Classical Guitar Magazine. 

The serenades are free but donations always welcomed. Many thanks to Gethyn Jones for organising the series.
Meanwhile in the Birkenhead Priory, it has been a busy week with the launch of the new website and the visit of the Three Cunards for the 175 anniversary of the cruise liner company.

Climbing the many steps of St Mary's Tower will offer a high vantage point from the oldest surviving building in Merseyside of the three Queens.

The Priory will be hosting the Picnic in the Priory event in July but more on that soon. This event has been organised by our Learning officer Kathy Heywood and should be fun for all the family.

On the 30th of May, there will be the Birkenhead Priory Craft Fair organised by local artist and calligraphy teacher at the Priory, Carol Ramsay. Carol is a graduate of Wirral Met College. The current students are exhibiting in their end of degree show at the moment at the Williamson Art Gallery, which opened on Friday evening and is now open to the public.

Also on the 30th of May at the Williamson Art Gallery will be the penultimate talk in this series of talks based on the theme Timelines. 

The events are organised by the Friends of the Williamson Art Gallery and Wirral Museums in conjunction with the gallery. The usual time is 11.30 am on a Saturday unless otherwise stated. Admission is free, but donations to the FWAGWM charity are welcome.

The third talks series, Timelines, is a journey linking six very interesting points on historical and cultural timelines of local and global importance.

Many thanks to Cristina Pascu-Tulbure for organising the Williamson Talks and attracting so many wonderful speakers to the Williamson.

Currently on show in the Williamson are the Wirral Met Degree show in galleries 1-3 with photography, animation, installation and photography, The Two Rivers Art Group are on display in the Community Art Space, in Gallery 5 is an exhibition of watercolours from the collection and in Gallery 6 is the Albert Richards exhibition and in Gallery 11 is the Alumni exhibition of photographs.


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