Dates for your Diary
Fri May 6th Speaker Mr Ken Dun - Africa's Communities Up Close
Fri Jun 3rd Speaker Mr Tony Mullins - Personal History of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards
Fri Jul 1st Speaker Mr Ian Andrews - A Touch of Nature
Fri Aug 5th Speaker M Helen Lloyd - Extraordinary Lives of Ordinary People
Fri Sep 2nd Speaker Mr Dean Harris - Internation Search and Rescue
Fri Oct 7th Speaker Mr Andrew Lound - Titanic! The Return of a Dream
Fri Nov 4th Speaker Ms Diane Mannering - Our Monarchs...which were "Born to Rule"
Fri Dec 2nd Christmas Lunch
Wed May 11th Trip to Hardwick Hall. Details of trip to Hardwick Hall
Wed Jun 15th Visit to Ragley Hall Details of visit to Ragley Hall
Thu Jul 7th Coach Trip to Lacock Abbey, Wiltshire....Details for Lacock Abbey
Tue Aug 16th Sulgrave Manor, Tour and Lunch.......Details for Sulgrave Manor
Wed Sep 7th Treasure Hunt in Litchfield
Mon Sep 26th Titanic Experience and Giants Causeway.(3 nights)Details of Titanic Experience
Mon Oct 10th Queens 90th birthday celebration Music Hall and Lunch, Nailcote Hall.....Details for Nailcote Hall
Mon Feb 20th
→Fri Feb 24th
Paignton.....(4 Nights at The Redcliffe Hotel)
Thu Mar 23rd Billy Elliot. Matinee at The Hippodrome......Details for Billy Elliot
Arts Appreciation
Fri May 6th CBSO Centre. Vaughan Williams Phantasy Quintet. Details of Phantasy Quintet
Thu Jun 23rd BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET Details of Ballet
Fri Jun 24th UPTON UPON SEVERN JAZZ FESTIVAL Details of Jazz Festival
Sat Jul 2nd Brant International Piano Competition Details of Brant Competition
Wed Jul 13th A Midsummer Night's Dream Stratford. Details of Midsummer...
Bookworms Groups A, B, C and D
Mon May 9th GROUP A - A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson (Pauline Whitfield))
Mon May 9th Group B books from May to December ( Dot's Group )

Monday - May 9th - The Paying Guest by Sarah Waters
Monday - June 13th - The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Monday - July 11th- The Road by Cormac McCarthy
Monday - August 8th- A Moment of War by Laurie Lee
Monday - September 12th- Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Monday - October 10th Unknown Terrorist by Richard Flanagan
Monday - November 14th - Us by David Nicholls
Monday - December 12th - The Shack by Paul Young
Mon Jun 13th GROUP A - The Undertaking by Audrey Magee (Pauline Goodwin)
Mon Jul 11th GROUP A - Brooklyn by Colm Yoibin (Pat O'Connor)
Fri May 6th Broadacre Gardens, Grange Road, Dorridge B93 8QA. 12.45 pm - bring packed lunch; tea and cake available. Broadacre is a semi-wild garden attractively landscaped with pools, lawns and tress, with adjoining stream and wild flower meadows. There are 5 beehives and it is managed organically. Bring stout footwear to follow the nature trail. Dorridge Cricket Club is on site.
Thu May 19th Kathleen Brown's Garden (Stevington, Bedford) by coach. Leave Solihull 9.30 am. Visit to Olney, a lovely market town with cafes, Cowper and Newton Museum + garden, antique shops, vintage shop, art shop, all small individual shops. PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF BOOKING IN JANUARY.
Fri Jun 3rd 1.30/2.00 pm - Celia Davis' Garden (Wasps and Bees speaker), Berkeswell, Coventry. NB lunch opportunity available. Further information available nearer date.
Wed Jun 15th Kiftsgate Court Gardens, Chipping Campden. 12 noon to 6 pm. Leave Solihull 11.00 am. Light lunches available.
Fri Jul 1st 1.30 pm Paul's Oasis of Calm, 18 Kings Close, Kings Heath, B14 6TP.
Fri Aug 5th 1.00 PM following Core Meeting - visit to Artisan Plant Nurseries, CLM Keder Greenhouses, 26 Newton, Offenham, Evesham WR11 8RZ
Fri Aug 12th Shrewsbury Flower Show by train. Further details available nearer date.
Fri Sep 2nd Late Summer Lunch and local gardens walk - Saxon Mill, Warwick CV34 5YN. Fixed price menu available.
Fri Sep 9th Heritage Weekend - full listings available in July 2016 - watch this space!!
Fri Oct 7th 12.15 pm - Meeting in Community Hall - speaker - Mandy "Importance of Evergreens and early Spring interest"
Fri Oct 14th Westonbirt Arboretum, Tetbury GL8 8QS. Car pool arrangements.
Fri Nov 4th 12.15 pm - Meeting Community Hall - Talk by Chris Ward - Wildlife Gardening.
Tue May 10th Meet at 10.00 am at the Navigation Inn, Old Warwick Road, Lapworth, B94 6NA. Walk approx 5 miles, fairly flat with only a couple of stiles. Lunch at Navigation Inn. Walk leader Dot Emm.