Belfast

Events

On this page you will find details of forthcoming events - both those for all members and those organized by specific interest groups. If you are interested in attending a group event, please follow the link to the page for that group (by clicking on the coloured group name) where you will be able to send a message to the Convenors.

MONTHLY MEETINGS

We have a meeting open to all members at Balmoral Hotel, Blacks Road at 11am on the last Thursday of every month. The meeting gives us the opportunity to meet up with other members in a relaxed atmosphere over tea or coffee and to learn about forthcoming events. This is also the time to sign up for any events that interest you. Each month we invite a speaker to our meeting to talk on a wide range of interesting topics.
Non-members are welcome to come along and see what we are about ….. You can be sure of a warm welcome!
Please Note At the current time, monthly meetings are conducted via Zoom. See below for details

At the current time, many of our groups are waiting for an appropriate relaxation in lockdown regulations to allow resumption of normal activities. Many groups take a break in July and August. It is hoped that our groups will be able to return to a full schedule of activities in September.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Thu May 27th 11.00 am via zoom
Speaker: Winston Irwin. Topic: The Life and Works of Percy French.
Thu Jun 24th 11.00 am. via zoom
Speaker: Marie Mullan. Topic: Exiled from Ireland: Harry Clarke’s Geneva

The meetings will open 10 minutes before the time and you will be admitted to the waiting room until the meeting is ready to start. The Zoom link will be sent out by email the day before the meeting.
Book Group 1
Mon Jun 7th Via zoom at 7.30 pm.
‘American Pastoral’ by Philip Roth

July’s book is ‘Rabbit Run’ by John Updike. The date for that meeting will be arranged later
Book Group 2
Tue Aug 31st For the next 3 months our programme is:
‘Silence of the Girls’ by Pat Barker
‘American Dirt’ by Jeanine Cummins
‘Girl Woman Other’ by Bernardine Everista.
Classical Music Appreciation
Mon May 31st This month, Kristin and Keith recommend looking at the life of Sergei Rachmaninoff and listening to his Third Piano Concerto
Literature Group 1
Tue Aug 31st This group will continue over the summer months reading
'The Master and Margarita' by Mikhail Bulgakov
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid
Antigone by Sophocles
Olive Ketteridge by Elizabeth Strout

There are currently vacancies in this group - please contact the convenor
Pilates
Mon May 24th Monday group meeting at Belvoir Theatre - please confirm attendance with Convenor
Wed May 26th Wednesday group meeting at Belvoir Players Theatre - please confirm your attendance with the convenor.