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 10th July                                                              THE FIGHTING TEMERAIRE – ALAN PAYNE 

Alan has proved to be a very popular speaker with our group and tonight puts his take on the story behind our favourite painting according to a recent national poll. This talk covers Turner himself, the background of the ship, where she was broken up and of course, the picture itself and where it now hangs.


WEDNESDAY 8th August                                                     BANKSY – ANDREW ASHTON. 

This talk by Andrew tonight is about the work of the mysterious Street Artist Banksy.  Is he a National Treasure or Common Criminal? Banksy’s work can be seen all over the world, from New York and Timbuktu, to London and San Fransisco. Come along and be amused, intrigued and surprised by the work of this curiously endearing artist.


Steve has been a provincial auctioneer for 15 years selling for both commercial, charity and fund-raising events. 
He has worked and managed several provincial salerooms in the Essex and Greater London area.  He is now a freelance auctioneer – “Have gavel will travel”! and is affiliated to a few salerooms in Essex and Kent. Steve prides himself in selling everything from cream eggs to Faberge and from Corgi cars to classic cars and most things in between!


WEDNESDAY 10th OCTOBER                                            40 YEARS WITHOUT A PROPER JOB - CHRIS HARE

Chris worked for over 40 years in entertainment – virtually every aspect of live entertainment from amateurs up to major stars. He won four major awards for his work on an international jazz festival and was voted the theatre manager of the year in 2000. Chris was further honoured in 2012 with an encore lifetime achievement award.


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                                                         7.45PM. 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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