Athenaeum Bulletin: WC 17/09/2018

Heritage Open Day  16/09/2018

A big thank you to all the members who donated their Sunday to make Heritage Open Day a resounding success! Almost 250 members of the public came through our doors, with the Institution being showcased in tours taking place from 10:30am until 4:00pm.


Judges’ Service Invitation & Sunday Lunch at the Athenaeum – 14 October 2018

As has been customary in recent years, the High Sheriff of Merseyside has kindly invited Athenaeum Members to The Judges’ Service to mark the beginning of the Legal Year, on Sunday 14 October at 10:30am at Liverpool Cathedral. If you would like to attend the service, please contact Gill Burrows on . The Athenaeum will be opening at midday, and will be holding a lunch for members and attendees of the service (details can be found here) If you are attending the Judges’ Service but are not a Member of the Club, please contact reception (0151 709 7770 / to book your place for the lunch.


The Literature Group In Abeyance

We pass on our thanks and appreciation to HH John Morgan for his sterling stewardship of the Literature Interest Group. John, who took over the group from Alan Andrews in 2015, has now stepped down from his role and the search has begun to find a volunteer/volunteers to fill John’s boots, a difficult act to follow! If you are interested in becoming the facilitor of the Literary Group please contact Jack Birley. In the meantime, the group will be in abeyance.


The Frank Moran Young Writers Competition Launches

Now in its 17th year, the Young Writers Bursary founded by the its namesake continues to go from strength to strength. Last years competition, the first since Frank’s passing, received the most entries, and our Judges are in the process of preparing themselves for another busy year! Details of the competition, should you wish to pass them on to any budding young writers can be found here


Film Night Programme Released!

The end of summer is nearing, the days are getting shorter, it can only mean one thing – Athenaeum Film Night’s are near! An ever popular Athenaeum staple, these jovial include supper, a classic film, and treats served during the interval, put your name down now as there is limited space in the cinema (Wine Servery)! This year’s programme is as follows; Wednesday 3 October – The Lavender Hill Mob; Wednesday 14 November – The Dam Busters; Wednesday 12 December – Meet Me In St Louis; Thursday 10 January – The Count of Monte Christo; Thursday 7 February – The Pickwick Papers; Wednesday 13 March – Irish Film Night; Thursday 4 April – The Musicals- Showboat.


Taking Place Next Week

Wednesday, 19 September, 2:00pm in the Library: The History Group. 

Wednesday, 19 September, 5:00pm in the Library: Prior to the Library & Archive Meeting, Members are invited to join the President at a reception to mark official opening of the Library Reading Room, following its close down transformation. 

Friday, 21 September, the Club is Closed for a wedding – we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.


Taking Place During The Rest Of September

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

Friday, 28th September, the Club will be closed from 3:00pm for a Private Function taking place.


For Your Information

On Friday, 21 September, the Club will be closed all day to accommodate a wedding.

On Friday, 28th September, the Club will be closed from 3:00pm to accommodate a Proprietor’s function.

On Wednesday 12 December the Dining Room will be closed for 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?