• The Arts Society Samlesbury


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Heads up for a trip to see the opera Tosca at Covent Garden, London on 17th June, 2019.

This trip is still in the planning stage, but the idea is to travel up to London by train on the morning of 17th June, 2019, find something interesting to do during the afternoon:  have dinner near Covent Garden and then attend the performance.  We will also book a hotel near Covent Garden.  The following day we will again find something appealing to do, depending on what is available.  There is lots to choose from!  Bookings for the opera open in December and we will then be able to give you more details on costings.  Please do let us know if you are interested.

Wednesday, 7th November, 2018 – People’s History Museum:  the national museum of Democracy – Manchester

The coach will leave Samlesbury Hotel at 9.15 a.m. for this outing to Manchester.  There will be two tours and a soup and sandwich lunch included in the cost of £30.00 per person.  Click Here for a link to the museum.  Please do let us know if you would like to join us.

Summer outing – 12th July, 2018 – Ripley Castle and Gardens

Autumn Outing – 28th November, 2017 – Blackwell Arts and Crafts House and Abbot Hall Art Gallery

Summer Outing – 4th July, 2017 – Saltaire Village World Heritage Site

Autumn Outing – 15th November, 2016 – Macclesfield Silk Museum

A guided tour of Paradise Mill and self-guided tour of the Silk Museum was much enjoyed by a number of our members.

Summer Outing – 6th July, 2016 – Knowsley Hall

Thanks to our outings organiser, Ann Shearman, we enjoyed a most interesting day at Knowsley Hall.  The parkland and gardens are stunning – a real oasis between St. Helens and Liverpool.  It was very special to be the only group visiting and we were guided round the house by the Curator, Dr. Stephen Lloyd.  He told us much about the history of the Stanley family, who have owned the property since 1365 and particularly about the many and varied paintings.

After the tour we enjoyed tea and home-made biscuits.  Below are a few photos of the day.

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Autumn Outing – 25th November, 2015. The World of Glass at St. Helens

Tours round the World of Glass and then time to visit the Artisan Gift Shop for some retail therapy in time for Christmas.

Summer Outing – 17th June, 2014

On 17th June, 2014 more than 35 members enjoyed a fabulous day’s outing to Hutton in the Forest and the church at Wreay built by Sarah Losh. If you were not with us, you missed a treat. The weather was lovely and the day was an excellent combination of a tour round an interesting house with the most beautiful gardens, looking their best, and then on to visit and hear about the amazingly unique church at Wreay. I can only thoroughly recommend both. Here are a few images to give you a flavour of what there was to see.

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