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14th March 2024      Painting Flowers using Impressionism
                                                                            Laura Nicholson

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
                                                                                        Peter Gill
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
                                                                                         Marguerite Collins
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 Chatterley
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 Carter
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
                                                                          Adrienne Grinyer

10th October 2024                                             Glass Making
                                                                                Vicky Kitchen

14th November 2024                          Gun Powder Plot - A                                                                               Midlands Rising
                                                                                  Philip Bowen

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