Athenaeum Bulletin: WC 03/09/18

Welcome Back To Your Club

Following a busy two weeks during our Annual Closedown, we are delighted to notify you the Athenaeum reopened this week and all services are running as standard.

The focal point of this year’s Closedown has been the Library Reading Room, and we look forward to Members being able to see and appreciate the Library’s grand make over very shortly. Why not drop in today, 5 September, and see the Library whilst attending the Literature group?

Proprietor Jutta Hesketh will be giving a talk to the Literature group at 2:00pm, Wednesday 5 September, in the Library Reading Room, full details of the talk can be found below;

An Illustrated talk: John Buchan, poet, author, historian biographer, politician. By Jutta Hesketh.


The Official Opening Of The Library Reading Room

May we take this opportunity to invite you to the ‘official opening’ of the new Library Reading Room on Wednesday 19 September, 5:30pm, at the upcoming Library & Archives Group. Proprietor Dr Janet Hollinshead will be giving a talk to the group titled Two Tudor ‘Mystery’ Manuscripts. Following the talk a supper will be served at a cost of £12.50 per person (booking required). Further details are to follow very shortly.

The Library Reading Room is now open for you to view and use, however you may notice furniture is still being moved an reconfigured ahead of Wednesday 19th.



Taking Place Next Week

 Next week there are two functions taking place in the Club;

Wednesday, 12 September, 2:00pm in the Wine Servery: Film Group Showing of ‘Foreign Correspondent’. Full details can be found here –

Friday, 14 September, 6:30 for 7:00pm: Opera At The Athenaeum Details can be found here, . Tickets to this event are selling very fast, book your place now to avoid disappointment!



Taking Place During The Rest Of September

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018, 2:00pm – History Group

Wednesday, 19 September, 2018, 5:30pm – Library & Archives Group

Tuesday, 25 September, 2018, 1:00 for 1:30pm – Artist Talks, with the Bluecoat Display Centre

Thursday, 27 September, 2018, 6:30 for 7:00pm – ’30 Years of Tate Liverpool’, with Angela Nixon



For Your Information

On Thursday, 13 September, the Newsroom will be closed until 5:00pm to accommodate a private award ceremony. Newsroom services will resume upon reopening, however part of the room will remain set up theatre style following the event, ahead of the Opera the following evening.

On Wednesday 12 December the Dining Room will be closed to accommodate a private function. The Newsroom will remain open as usual on this day.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


***Events advertised are available to Members of the Athenaeum and their guests, for further information about membership of the Club please see, or alternatively call us on 0151 709 7770. If you are in Liverpool, why not drop in for a chat?