Coming Soon Tomorrow: Williamson Talks:
Speaker: Marian McCarthy.
The Williamson opens on 15th July a small display in tribute to Liverpool artist Thomas Burke to mark the 70th anniversary of his death. A Liverpool-born artist with a building reputation in London before 1939 he joined the Merchant Navy and served as a radio operator in the Mediterranean. He was captured in Cyprus and became a prisoner of war for 5 years in several camps but died shortly after his release in 1945. He never married but had friends and family who treasured memories of him and who have made this display possible including paintings from before the war (one borrowed from the Houses of Parliament), drawings of the camps and fellow prisoners and the watercolour set of 14 Stations of the Cross he painted for the chapel of Stalag Luft4
Dates: 18/7/15 11.30 am free
Venue: Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

Saturday Morning Family Drop in Workshops

We will be running family workshops so come, have fun and get messy with Pamela Sullivan, our artist in residence. 11am –3pm in the Art Room at the Williamson FREE
Dates: 25/7/15, 8/8/15, 22/8/15, 12/9/15, 26/9/15, 10/10/15, 24/10/2015, 7/11/15, 21/11/15, 5/12/15, 12/12/15
Venue: Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

Summer Art Workshops with Wirral Methodist Housing and the Friends of the Williamson will return to the Williamson Art Gallery in August for a fourteenth year, four lead artists will present a different take on the theme for 4 mornings throughout August for children aged 8-15. To book in FREE for blocks of 4 sessions, Tuesdays to Fridays 10:15am to 12:30pm at The Williamson Art Gallery, Slatey Road, Birkenhead. CH43 4UE Tel: Cathy on 0151 652 2192 or Email:
Venue: Williamson Art Gallery and Museum

Coming Soon Up for Crafts - Socks, Pin Cushions and Stories
A heritage project focusing on the women of WW1, their crafting skills and their unsung support for the troops on the frontline, working with BBC Radio Merseyside as part of Up for Arts output.
Date: 13/9/2015
Times: 11:00 - 15:00. Free.

Venue: Williamson Art Gallery

Coming Soon Birkenhead Priory

Event: Birkenhead Priory Craft Fair
Calligraphy tutor and artist Carol Ramsay, along with local craftspeople will be setting up stalls in the grounds of the Priory or inside if it is raining. Tea and Coffee.
Lottie Wirral - facepainter, Jackdaw and Jay - papercraft, DeeBris - driftwood art, KaTi -paintings and upcycled furniture, wicked stitch of the northwest -knitted craft, Catherine Tunley - fabric and quilted crafts, David Venables - painting and photography, Charlottes Charms -jewellery,  H'Art - wooden craft. Ann Young- spirit painter, Clares Creations -gifts & home and more too.

Organiser Carol Ramsay's paper cuts
Tea and Coffee.

Date: 25/7/15

Venue: Birkenhead Priory
Times: 11am – 5pm

Classes: Birkenhead Priory stitch group, drawing on the rich history of the priory, participants will be taught various embroidery techniques which will be brought together in a collaborative exhibition at the end of the year. The course consist of ten workshops which will take place once a month at Birkenhead priory, these workshops are free and all materials are provided.

Friday 31st July, 1-3pm

Friday 28th August, 1-3pm

Friday 25th Sept, 1-3pm

Friday 30th October, 1-3pm

Venue: Birkenhead Priory