Dress, Dazzle and Display.
Tudor Court dress was used as a political, economic and social tool. Laws were passed to regulate dress at all levels of society. Elizabeth I, decked out in a dazzling array of jewels and fine clothes, projected the ultimate image of royal power. Fashion was anything but frivolous!
The Hope of Spring.
The season of Spring brings hope and happiness. Have you ever wondered how April Fool’s day started or how eggs became a symbol of Easter? How the marathon began and the history of May Day? A visual, fun and informative talk.
Animals and Their Famous Owners.
Florence Nightingale always carried an owl in her pocket. The Duke of Wellington rode his beloved horse. Oscar Wilde took his pet lobster for walks around Oxford. Fact or fiction? Come and find out!
By the mid-nineteenth century the volume of London's dead was causing considerable public concern. In 1850, the idea of a great metropolitan cemetery, situated in the suburbs and large enough to contain all of London's dead forever, was promoted.
The Resolution Meeting followed by Colin Brown
RNLI ‘It’s Not All At Sea’.
The RNLI volunteer lifeboat crews are ready to launch 24/7. With 238 lifeboat stations around the coasts of the UK and Ireland, the RNLI have created a ring of safety to help protect and save those in peril at sea.
Dance the Musicals.
We’re looking to forward to taking to the dance floor this evening! "Anyone can do it... to get everyone dancing and enjoying it is a wonderful thing".
Victoria Frances is a talented violinist. She is highly respected in the world of serious music but also gives energetic performances of lighter music and is greatly sought after in the field of variety entertainment.
From Sugarcane to Surrey.
Jay Woogara was born during the British Colonial rule of Mauritius into a poverty-stricken Hindu family. Despite working in the sugarcane fields and being thrown out of a fee-paying secondary school, he was determined to gain an education. This is his journey from Mauritius to England where he overcame racial discrimination to become a nurse, barrister and Governor of the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
The Benefits of Honey and Beeswax.
Beeswax and honey have many wonderful properties which make them ideal for skincare products.
Through The Stage Door.
Is there anything more exciting than the smell of the greasepaint and the roar of the crowd? Since the first playhouse opened in 1576, the theatres of London have ruled the theatrical world.
The Annual Meeting and Christmas Crafts.
Members will have the opportunity to review the year’s programme of activities and events. The previous year’s Financial Statement will be presented for adoption and there will be the vote for our President.
A Christmas Celebration.
Join us for a fun-filled festive evening. Dinner, fizz, games and gifts. Wear your Christmas jumper.