The Civic Society supports many projects in the City; some on an annual basis – for instance Wells in Bloom and Heritage Open Days. We also respond to requests for support if the project is in line with the Society’s aims and objectives and benefits the City.
Plans for this year’s Award scheme have inevitably had to be adjusted, but with so many people in Wells contributing so much to the community we are confident of your support again.
Wells Voice will announce, in the autumn, when nominations can be made and we are currently planning for presentations as part of the Community Day in May
Wells In Bloom: we support the annual awards scheme, contributing to the floral displays throughout the city, and offering an additional award for schools, with a trophy and voucher.
The exhibition of the Philip's Portrait Collection held in September/October at the Museum drew in more than a thousand visitors as
well as raising monies to help to support it. Clare and Diane and others worked tirelessly on research and curation of the exhibition and were able to make connections with the past for many families in Wells. Also supported by The Swan Hotel, we were very glad to lend our support too.
Wells in Mosaic – an ambitious 6m diameter walkable map of the historic city
Ian & Ruth Ames-White gave an talk to the society on 11 April on their progress with this ambitious project for 21st century art in the City.
The Chair, Chris, then presented them with the society's cheque for £5,000 towards the cost of the project
The Society has supported the "Save our Swans" project.
The majestic Swans of Wells are known the world over for their unique ability to ring the bell at the gatehouse to be fed.
The first swan to learn this skill in the late 1850s is now preserved and on display in Wells Museum but having been in its present case for over 150 years, it is in much need of conservation.
The Society has supported the City Band in a forthcoming publication about their history going back to 1838
The Society supports the “Visit Wells” team who meet and greet coach tours arriving in Wells, and the city has just won the top award as Coach Friendly Destination
Somerset Poppies: - a project with local schools - part of the WW1 Centenary Remembrance
Heritage Open Days: held in September each year, the Civic Society supports the event and contributes its own work - past and present