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26th Oct, 2021

Worrying picture for Lickey Hills Art Society which faces closure if it does not find new members

THE LICKEY Hills Arts Society (LHAS) which has been based in South Birmingham for the last 35 years and runs monthly get-togethers is facing closure unless it attracts more members and raises more revenue.

The society used to have 60 members but that is now down to around 30 and the funds for the not-for-profit organisation cover the running costs, such the hire of the hall and the demonstrating artists’ fees.

From 7.30pm to 9.30pm next Saturday, August 4, the group is holding a free open evening at its base at Longbridge Methodist Church Hall, Bristol Road South.

Visitors will be able to join in with a number of workshops, including acrylic, pastel and watercolours and find out more about the group and how to go about joining.

The LHAS meets on the first Saturday of each month between 7.30pm and 9.30pm at the church.

At each meeting an artist demonstrates a different medium and then members can quiz them about their work and learn new techniques in a warm and friendly environment.

Throughout November the group is hoping to hold its 35th anniversary exhibition at Bromsgrove where members can exhibit and sell their work.

As well as the monthly meetings, the group also holds workshops with the first one being ‘Painting in Acrylic’ on September 22.

Further details and prices will be confirmed after the summer break.

Anyone wanting more information should visit www.lhas.btck.co.uk call Graham

Wilson on 0121 453 7907 or 07970 784002.

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