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26 October 2016Piano and Organ Recital at St Mary's, Bridgnorth
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25 April 2016The Elton Collection
16 April 2016Westminster
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3-day / 2-night visit to Liverpool
Wednesday 20 March 2019

Following on from our very successful Day of Special Interest - The Art and Architecture of Liverpool, we are planning a 2 night / 3 day visit to Liverpool - 20-22 March 2019

The train to Liverpool from Wolverhampton takes around 1hr 20m – individuals will need to make their own travel arrangements to Liverpool and onward to their accommodation

Rooms have been reserved at the Crowne Plaza Hotel City Centre, Pier Head Liverpool L3 1QW for the nights of the 20 and 21 March. You will need to book by contacting the hotel directly Tel: 0151 243 8083/4 and mentioning that you are one of The Arts Society Wrekin Members to obtain the special rates of £110 per night for single occupancy, or £125 per night for double or twin occupancy including breakfast (now cheaper than There are alternative hotels in the area if you wish to make other arrangements. You will need to board the coach at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on days 2 & 3. Car parking (for Crowne Plaza guests) is available at £14 per day.

Adrian Sumner, lecturer for the DoSI, will be our guide. The provisional programme is:

 Wednesday 20 March 2pm: 

Meet at the Crowne Plaza, for a tour of the Museum of Liverpool and Tate Liverpool nearby.

5pm: Optional visit to George’s Dock Ventilation Shaft and Mersey Tunnel - spectacular Art Deco building with amazing engineering below ground. This visit involves a lot of climbing up and down stairs, so will not be suitable for those with walking, breathing or sight difficulties. We need a minimum of 15 to arrange this evening visit.

Thursday 21 March 9.30 am

  Depart by coach for One Place, Crosby to see Anthony Gormley statues, then on to Port Sunlight to visit the Village and Lady Lever Art Gallery - morning tea coffee and light lunch included.        

7pm:  Dinner at Crowne Plaza together with Adrian for all participants.

 Friday 22 March 9.30am:

coach to take us and luggage from Crowne Plaza to Walker Art Gallery.  Afternoon walking/coach tour around the centre of Liverpool looking at the architecture, including the two Cathedrals and other places of interest. 

Coach to drop off at Lime Street station if required for 4pm.  End of planned programme.

Members are responsible for their own travel / cancellation insurance.

 Places are limited to 25, so please register interest early if you wish to go.