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14th March 2024 Painting Flowers using Impressionism
Local artist, Laura, is a floral artist and fabric designer. She will explain how she creates her beautiful paintings, focusing on the colour and feeling of flowers to interpret their ever changing forms.
11th April 2024 Musical Satire
In this talk Peter explores the evolution of the comedy song in the 20th Century - from the songs sung in the trenches of the First World War to the genius of Cole Porter, Noel Coward and Tom Lehrer and on to Monty Python, Billy Connolly and Victoria Wood.
9th May 2024 Madresfield: the true Brideshead
This is the story of Madresfield Court, the beautiful Elizabethan home of the Lygon family. We will also hear of the connection to Brideshead Revisited.
13th June 2024 History of the Teddy Bear
David will bring along about 30 of his collection of more than 400 bears, two of which date back to 1905/1910. He will explain bear making, how the bear got the name teddy bear, etc. He invites everybody to bring along their own bears for identification and valuation.
11th July 2024 Annual General Meeting
followed by The Laura Ashley Story
Jo, a great fan of Laura Ashley, will tell us about Laura's life and her distinctive designs.
August 2024 No meeting
12th September 2024 The Whys and Wherefores of Tudor Life
10th October 2024 Glass Making
14th November 2024 Gun Powder Plot - A Midlands Rising
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