WSA NEWS, MARCH 2020Posted on Mar 18, 2020
March 2020, micro newsletter.
As you would imagine, WSA is doing the sensible thing, following government guidelines and calling a halt to all meetings and activities for the time being
Demonstrations have been cancelled for the next three months. We will let you know when they are up and running again.
The award evening for the YPAC has been deferred, Patchings visit is not being organised and the WSA stand at Curborough is being cancelled.
For the members going to the International Watercolour Masters Exhibition at Lilleshall, I am waiting to hear if this is still going ahead and I will let you know as soon as possible.
We obviously apologise for this but we are thinking of the safety and well- being of our members and also our demonstrators.
We hope you appreciate this as a few of our members are just over 70 and are deemed ‘at risk’!!!
Please keep in touch via the website at www.walsallsocietyofartist.co.uk
And face book www.facebook.com/walsallsocietyofartists
If you are being creative during this ‘lock down’ period why not send me photographs of your works to be put on the website and the face book page.
Let’s see how you are managing the boredom and staying sane.
We might even manage a ‘CORONA’ exhibition.
Quote for this short letter
Life beats down and crushes the soul
and art reminds you that you have one.
Just seen this….
The National Trust are being incredibly generous, look after your well-being:
‘At this time of everything closing
the National Trust have agreed to remove all pay barriers from National Trust parks and Gardens. This is in response to do what we can for everyone at this time to support social distancing and the need to be outside in nature for our own mental wellbeing. It will mean that all the grounds behind pay barriers will now be open for everyone. In addition all carparking chargers will be removed. You can enjoy the open space and keep your social distance as per the government advice.
We will however be closing all cafes, houses, retail, and cancelling events. So, take a flask and a sandwich.
There is no commercial drive behind this, it will cost the charity a significant loss in income – but we acknowledge mental health and wellbeing at this time is the priority.
Also, the National Parks are free and always open.
Stay at home as much as you can, but when you need it – nature is there for you and free’.