May 19th Annual General Meeting

Twenty six members of the society attended the AGM, a committee was elected with some new members including Chair, Secretary and Membership Secretary. This was followed by a buffet lunch and ‘Bring and Buy’ sale. The photograph shows those attending, and the wall behind is the tiles of the old swimming pool. Our society meets in the converted Victorian Swimming Baths in Stirchley which is now a community hub with meeting rooms, a cinema room and a cafe. The cinema room and swimming bath room have glass ceilings which give natural daylight.

Congratulations to eight of our members who have had art work accepted for display at ‘Plantae’ the exhibition of the Society of Botanical Artists which takes place from 5th – 9th June at the Mall Galleries, London. In alphabetical order the members are: Jan Beesley, Barbara Gemmell, Sandra George, Sandy Gough, Jeni Neale, Adrienne Roberts, Celia Scottow and Jane Wilkes.

If you are able to attend the exhibition you may also be able to visit the Chelsea Physic Garden where there is an exhibition – The Art and Healing Power of Plants. The works displayed have been created by the Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society. Some works are also on display in the cafe area of the Royal Brompton Hospital. The garden is also well worth a visit, however if you cannot fit the two in on the same day this exhibition is on until 30th August 2019