Bridgnorth Arts Society encourages new people to join as membership grows


Bridgnorth and District Arts Society (BDAS) is looking for new members as its annual program of activities and events returns.

It comes after a recent annual general meeting where the society reported that membership levels were picking up after the pandemic.

Now the committee is keen to attract even more new people.

BDAS President Judith Tranter said: “Like many other societies, clubs and organisations, the arrival of the pandemic brought most of our activities to a halt two years ago.

“However, we are now getting back on track with our schedule after all the uncertainties and delays.

“While many of our existing members are coming back and re-joining, we are also keen to recruit new people.

“We have a busy and varied program in place for this year with fantastic artists scheduled for our monthly demonstrations and occasional workshops.

“These include drawing, painting in a range of mediums and sculpture. Additionally, our weekly hands-on sessions are now back, so there is plenty for everyone to see and do in 2022.

“There will also be a trip to the Patchings Art Festival near Nottingham in July, which is always a popular day with our members.”

Mike Draper, BDAS Expo Coordinator, said, “I’m thrilled to announce that our annual exhibit is set to return to the city in August of this year.

“This will be our first since 2019 and our artists have been very busy since then, so it promises to have some great works on display to suit all tastes and budgets.

“Anyone joining our company is eligible to exhibit, so this is a great opportunity for artists of all types and abilities to showcase and hopefully sell some of their work.”

The annual exhibition is themed ‘Art Among the Pews’ and will be held at St Leonard’s Church courtesy of the Churches Conservation Trust.

“Anyone interested in joining BDAS can email me at or go to our Facebook page,” Judith added.

“Alternatively, we welcome anyone wishing to join one of our weekly practice sessions, which take place every Thursday morning at St John’s Parish Hall between 10am and 12pm, to chat and learn more.”


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