​Chair welcomed ACL members to the fourth meeting of the year. Our presenter this month being Tracey Harding, Arts Development Officer, Vale Council, and also a regular attendee of the Group. Tracey was able to update ACL on the Autumn/Winter Gallery programme, and, also highlight events happening in the Barry area during the late Summer.
She distributed the Gallery programme to members present, and, discussed the current exhibition which was due  to finish on August 3rd. This was namely  ‘Celebrating Art in the Vale.’ An eclectic mix of painting, ceramics , collage and related craft work. Following on from this, Barry Camera Club were exhibiting from August 12th to September 7th. Opening would be on Saturday. August 10th at 11am. Interested members to meet at the Gallery, ground floor of Barry Library. Members of both the Camera Club and Art Central Friends would be hosting this event.  Chair handed members information about Michael Goode, a  Barry based  artist/printer who would be the presenter for the September meeting. Travellers Gallery, Barry Broad Station, held the opening for their Summer Exhibition on July 11th. Their work to be displayed until early September.
Chair updated ACL members with Executive Forum News from the meeting of July 18th. Executive Chair will be staying on in this position for the next year. However, the Vice Chair has sadly resigned, so we await the AGM on September 19th to confirm that all the Executive are in one place ! A morning event at the Corporate Suite Civic Offices. Commencing at 10am . Registration starts at 9.30am. International Older Persons Day will be held at CF.61, the new rural H.Q. of Glamorgan Voluntary Services, Llantwit Major. A free day of entertainment: A choir, country dancing, stalls with information and refreshments…Tuesday, October 1st:10am to 3pm.
Mark Collard gave the Group an update on his musical Charity work, which benefits Dementia Awareness. He is now an associate member of Barry Rotary  ! Well done Mark !!
Chair thanked Tracey for her input to the group, other members present at this meeting were: 
Gill Davies : Chair, Ron Walton, Lee Stuart, Val Walters, Anne Marie Little, Mark Collard, Ann Sear, and Kay Burns. Apologies were received from Brian Power and Elaine Hardy.

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