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Move over Gentlemen – SI Crosby are coming to visit!

There was an unusual sight at at the world famous Artist Club recently when 40+  women met up together for lunch.

The private members club has a strict ‘gentlemen only’ policy at its Liverpool premises where it has been since 1889.  But the rule book was thrown out of the window when members of SI Crosby and guests enjoyed a splendid drinks  and lunch reception.


It all came about thanks to member Helen Pfeiffer whose husband Dr Uli Pfeiffer is this year’s President of the Artist Club.  The popular retired GP and Honorary German Consul for Liverpool arranged the lunch as part of the Club’s 80th birthday celebrations.  He also gave a talk to  members on the history of the Artist Club which was formed to give artists the opportunity to meet with businessmen.

“It was a lovely afternoon  and so many people have been in touch to say how much they enjoyed the occasion.  I personally feel it was a coup.  Not only for us  but also for the Artist Club to  have a women-only event in a very male environment.  The tables were turned this day.  Uli was the only man at a ladies lunch,” said Helen.