Programme of Events - September 2019 to June 2020

Our Programme is published in June or July of each year and runs to our AGM in June the following year.


With the exception of the October and November events, all meetings
will be held in the Octagon, St Mary Magdalene’s Church,
Vicarage Road, Lillington Leamington Spa CV32 7RH

Please note that the January and February meetings
will be in the afternoon rather than the evening.

Tuesday 10
th September, 7-45 pm at the Octagon
Keats and Shelley and their Circle
David Leigh-Hunt, Secretary to the Keats and Shelley Memorial Association

Tuesday 8th October, 7-45 pm at Christchurch Hall,
2 Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa CV31 1BA
By George! Why read George Eliot at 200?.
John Butler of the George Eliot Fellowship
This talk will be part of the Warwick Words Festival.

NB: Change of Day: Thursday 14th November, 7-30 pm
at the Dormer Conference Centre, St Peter’s Church,
Dormer Place, Leamington Spa CV32 5AA.

An interview of successful local author Kit de Waal
by Carole Sleight, Leamington Society Programme Director.
This is our annual joint meeting with the Leamington Society

Tuesday 10
h December, 7-45 pm at the Octagon
Christmas: Magic or Humbug?
David Howe, Society Secretary
Seasonal music and refreshments will be provided at a small charge

Tuesday 14
th January, 2-00 pm at the Octagon
50 Years on from Civil Rights
Contemporary African American Literature

Stuart Hancock, MPhil American Studies

Tuesday 11
th February, 2-00 pm at the Octagon
Twentieth Century Plays and the Importance of Being Earnest
Sue Moore, Artistic Director, Loft Theatre

Tuesday 10
th March, 7-45 pm at the Octagon
Revels, Dances, Masques and Merry Hours: Music for Shakespeare
Val Brodie, Writer and Academic

Tuesday 14
th April, 7-45 pm at the Octagon
Secrets and Scandals of Canons Ashby
Laura Malpas, National Trust Outreach Volunteer.
We hope to follow up this talk with a Summer visit to Canons Ashby,
near Daventry, an ancient and atmospheric house
with important literary associations.

Tuesday 12
th May, 7-45 pm at the Octagon
A Festival of Short Stories (Part One)
Introduced by Robin Taylor, Society Treasurer

Tuesday 9
th June, 7-45 pm at the Octagon
Annual General Meeting and Book Sale
To be followed by
A Festival of Short Stories (Part Two)

Annual membership: £15-00
Joint membership: £25-00
Guests welcome at £2-50 per event


For further information please contact
Trevor Humphreys (Chairman) Tel: 01926 887838




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