Music Appreciation (Tuesday) – June meeting

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am.  In June, Peter presented a programme of music with the title of Summer.  We began with ‘A Song before Sunrise’, one of several pieces by Frederick Delius (1862-1934).  This was followed by ‘Fresh Morning’ by Eric Coates (1886-1957) and the poem ‘Adlestrop’ read by […]

Architecture – June meeting

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 2pm in the Lounge at the Congregational Church.  In June we spent the afternoon with Alan Clifton-Taylor looking at the architecture of Lewes and Whitby.  In July Colin and Dudley will give a joint presentation with the enigmatic title ‘London Unrealised and Exhausted’.  Check out […]

Music Appreciation (Friday) – June meeting

The sea was our inspiration for our June meeting.  Starting on the Cornwall Cliffs with Arnold Bax’s ‘Tintagel’, we moved on to the sea in all its moods with Benjamin Britten’s ‘Four Sea Interludes’.  Claude Debussy then provided his impressionist’s vision of the ocean with ‘La Mer’.  Our voyage continued by hearing the first incidental […]

Play Reading (Shakespeare) – July meeting

On Wednesday, 12th July, we will start to read Macbeth.  There will be a brief introduction with handouts summarising each act.  If you are interested, do come along – newcomers are always welcome!  Phyllis Lord.

Play Reading (Modern) – July meeting

At our next meeting we’ll be back at the Old Bailey, following a murder trial which is turning out to be anything but an open-and-shut case.  Agatha Christie’s ‘Witness for the Prosecution’ continues on July 18th – still a few seats available in Courtroom No 1!  David Ginns.

Mike’s Monthly Musings – July

Hot, Cool, Swinging…. As I write this, I’m sitting in air conditioned apartment in Colmar in Alsace with an outside temperature in excess of 37C and listening to the ex-Basie trumpeter Harry Edison swinging his way through a typical Basie-like tune, with Edison quoting nursey rhymes and joined by another ex-Basie musician, tenor saxist Lockjaw […]

Singles Sunday Lunch (No 1) – June meeting

Ten of us got together from Group 1 of the Singles Sunday Lunches on Sunday 25th June, at the Waterside Restaurant in Market Harborough.  It was lovely to be able to catch up with everyone but, unfortunately the service was excruciatingly slow.  The fish was off the menu and the beef was rather tough.  This […]