Birstall and District Art Society

Birstall and District Art Society are holding their 28th Annual Art Exhibition in the Village Hall, Birstall LE4 4DH on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November. It will be open from 9.30am until 4pm on both days. Entry is free, paintings will be for sale, refreshments are available and there will be support for LOROS again this year. Free parking is behind the hall and is accessed via School Lane.
Unfortunately, the Live Art Demonstration due to be held in October has had to be cancelled. However, there will be a Live Art Demonstration on Tuesday 14th November, when Rebecca Ivatts will be demonstrating Portraiture using acrylics. The demonstration evenings are held at the Tara Palmer-Tomkinson Centre at the Cedars Academy Birstall. The charge for non-members is £4. They start promptly at 6.45pm and finish at 8.45pm. More details are on the website,
The Friday morning informal painting and drawing sessions, which are held at the Co-Op Sports and Social Club from 9.30am to 12.00noon have proved very popular, with up to 30 members attending each session.
The Wednesday evening sessions, pictured above right, held in the village hall, Wanlip from 6.30pm to 8.30pm have also proved popular, although there is still more room for others to join in.
If you would like to see if the Wednesday evening and/or Friday morning sessions would suit you then you can go for up to three weeks at just £3 per session. Full details are on the website
The membership of the society comes from many areas as well as Birstall, including Rothley, Syston, Thrussington, East Goscote, Groby, Quorn and many others. The website has contact details as well as full details of all the activities.