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September 2018 - Issue 53



Bring & Buy Sale

The Crafty Ladies of our Knit & Stitch Group have once again done us proud and created this beautiful Seaside Quilt (pictured here as a work in a progress!) to be raffled for this year’s Bring & Buy Sale. Tickets are just £1.00 each from the office. Draw to take place at Noon at the […]


The History of London in Six Talks and Four Visits

This series will attempt the impossible: to compress almost 2000 years into ten Wednesday afternoons. Beginning on 3 October we will trace the movement of London from the edge of the world map to its centre, its development from a provincial backwater to [briefly] the larg-est, richest city in history and the capital of the […]


Tuesday Talking Pictures

Every week, starting with David Lean’s “Brief Encounter” we will watch excerpts from a film and have a discussion about it. There will also be time for gossip about the latest films you have seen and shared information about what’s on in and around London. We could call these weekly sessions . Tutor: John Wischmeyer, […]


Opera in Performance

Following on from our last very successful series of Lectures, Ross Alley is returning to the Club with a series of “Opera in Performance” lectures which will focus on works currently on in London and especially live screenings to cinemas from The Met in New York, starting with Puccini’s “La Boheme”. 13 September: Puccini’s “La […]


Choir Concert and Tea

Tuesday, 3rd July at 3.00 pm – £6.00 This year’s Choir Concert is a tribute to Armistice Day following World War I. Please see our Choir Tea poster here There’ll also be tunes celebrating American Independence Day. They’re sounding good and would be delighted if you’d join them for a fun and social afternoon of […]


C&C Creative Arts Concert

This event will showcase C&C’s innovative and award winning Creative Arts service for older people. The programme will include: choir performances by residents from Cecil Court and their All Together Opera choir run by The Royal Opera House; readings from members of one of C&C’s creative writing groups for older people and an art display […]


Guided Tour of Dorney Court

Dorney Court is one of England’s most uniquely beautiful Tudor Manor Houses set amidst acres of mature parkland and encircled by well tended yew hedges. The remarkable and characterful House is Grade 1 listed and designated as being of outstanding architectural and historical interest. We’ll be having a guided tour and then a light lunch […]


RAF Museum, Bentley Prior

Did you see the BBC documentary with the McGregor brothers? Bentley Priory played a pivotal role during the Battle of Britain as Headquarters Fighter Command. Discover the stories of leadership, courage and technology and how the Battle Britain was won. BENTLEY PRIORY RAF Museum, Stanmore Monday, 21st May leaving 11.00 am Cost: £20.00 (deposit £5.00) […]


Heave Ho my Hearties

Come with us to Greenwich, the historic heart of the British Navy. First, we will have a guided tour of the handsome Royal Naval College’s Banqueting Hall and Chapel. You can also ascend 60 feet to uncover the secrets of London’s largest painted ceiling while it is being restored. Tours for the ceiling will need […]


Picasso : Paper & Clay Exhibition

We will be having a tour of their “Picasso : Paper & Clay” Exhibition. Picasso’s insatiable curiosity and tireless urge for creativity often led him to mediums beyond painting. Spanning almost seven decades of the artist’s life, the exhibition celebrates Picasso’s experimentation with drawing, printmaking and ceramics and explores the relationship between these different mediums […]


Outing to Broughton Castle

Broughton Castle is a moated and fortified manor house near Banbury. Set in parkland and built of the rich local Hornton ironstone, it was selected by Simon Jenkins as one of only twenty to be awarded five stars in his book England’s Thousand Best Houses. The core of the house was built in 1306 and […]


The Buildings of Richmond Park

Max Lankester continues his very interesting series of talks. This time he will describe the buildings of Richmond Park – some long gone and others still part of the landscape. Discover where in the Park two Dukes and three Prime Ministers had their homes over the centuries. And which current structure can be dated back […]