TALKS / LECTURES

Talks / Lectures take place at St John Fisher Hall, Thanet Road, Bexley DA5 1AP at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm

Entrance Fees for all Talks / Lectures are:  Members £2.50,   Visitors £3.00


TUESDAY 13th NOVEMBER                                                                   A CHRISTMAS MISCELLANY - IAN BEVAN


Most of you know this very popular speaker now and tonight we get two for the price of one as Ian’s wife will be joining him. Tonight’s presentation includes a selection of poetry, prose and humorous stories about Christmas from various centuries, some old favourites from famous authors and some new works. 
 

WEDNESDAY 12th DECEMBER                             7.45 PM                            A PRE CHRISTMAS-GET TOGETHER

Yes, it is that time again. We had an excellent turn out last year for this delightful evening, so hope to see many of you there again this year. Time to relax, do the quizzes (if you wish) or just sit back and enjoy the company of friends. Please bring something ON A PLATE for the finger buffet table. The buffet was superb last year (with a favourite or two of mine – which I am keeping quiet about!) Please bring your own glasses/drinks. Angela Evans has kindly said she will serve teas again for this evening. Thank you, Angela. See you all there
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Tuesday 8th January                                                                               GRACE DARLING – GEORGE WILDBRIDGE

We all know what happened on 7th September 1858, the event which took place making Grace Darling a heroine. Tonight, George’s talk is: ‘From childhood to rescue to fame to death’.

Wednesday 6th February                      WILLIAM MORRIS AND THE ARTS AND CRAFT MOVEMENT – MARK LEWIS

The Arts and Craft Movement originated in Britain during the late 19th century and was characterized by a style of decoration reminiscent of medieval times. This talk celebrates the life and work of the illustrious poet William Morris Artist and social reformer, who pioneered a movement that reacted against the soulless machine production of the Industrial Revolution and attempted to promote joyful labour, the enjoyment of fine craftsmanship and simplicity of expression.


Tuesday 12th March                                                                   LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE – WILF LOWER

Starring on television, acclaimed at the National Theatre, or ‘treading the boards’ at a provincial theatre might be envied, but the reality can often be less glamorous! How the famous (and not so famous) became entertainers and the reality of life behind the make-up is revealed in this fascinating and light-hearted insight into a world where happiness and despair frequently sit uneasily side by side. Did Mrs. Worthington get the right advice regarding her daughter?


Wednesday 10th April                                                            ROGUES, RASCALS AND REBELS – CHRIS McCOOEY


Our talk tonight tells us about the Bloomsbury artists who lived and loved in their remote Sussex farmhouse, the Eastbourne GP suspected of mass murder, Lee Miller, war photographer, who posed naked in Hitler’s bath, the Blackheath tramp Smokey Joe, Charles Dickens double life…….and more. 
 


 








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