Redditch

Events

General meetings take place at 2 pm on the first and third Tuesday of each month (EXCEPT AUGUST) at Community House in Easemore Road. There is a varied programme of speakers covering a wide range of topics. A charge of £1.50 is made, to cover the cost of the speaker, room hire and light refreshments.


Dates for your Diary
Meetings
Tue Sep 4th Suffragettes and Votes for Women: 100 Years - Paddy Hannigan
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Sep 18th Stourbridge Glass: History and Industry - Dr Kate Round
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Oct 2nd Worcestershire's Worthies - Anthony Collis
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Oct 16th Thalidomide Survivor: How to Cope with Everyday Life - Brian Gault
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Nov 6th The Gunpowder Plot (with Midlands Connections) - Graham Sutherland
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Nov 20th Annual Quiz - John Cartmell
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Dec 4th Natural Wonders of the Countryside - Peter Garner
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Dec 18th Christmas Entertainment and Buffet - Music in Our Time group
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Book group
Mon Jul 30th 10:15am discussing "Meet Me at the Museum" by Anne Youngson.
Computer Users group
Wed Aug 8th A website in a day - well, 2 hours in fact! During the session we'll attempt to open a website account, acquire some webspace, design our own webpage and upload it so it's live for the world to see.
Wed Sep 12th Raspberry Pi practical. No - this is not a cookery lesson! We'll be learning to make some real working applications for this amazingly powerful, dirt-cheap British computer module.
Ethnic Eating group
Fri Jul 27th 12:45 for 1pm at Vaughan's Tapas Bar, Evesham Road, Headless Cross, Redditch, B97 4JX for a Spanish meal.
Exploring science group
Fri Jul 20th 10am at Webheath Village Hall
John Cartmell will give a talk titled 'The uncomfortable history of prehistory:
as written in the inner ears of our ancestors.'
Lacemaking
Tue Sep 11th St Andrew's Church Hall, Churchill
Any queries please contact Sheelagh Cartmell on 63923 or sheelaghkc@icloud.com
Please note the group will not be meeting in July or August
Life Writing group
Thu Aug 2nd 2pm. Topics are 'These Things I know' or '70th birthdays'
Music in Our Time
Mon Aug 13th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“Orchestral Sounds” – Steve Prosser will present an interesting mix of songs that involve instruments traditionally used within the classical orchestra.
Mon Sep 10th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“Cover Versions” - Malcolm Hall will play a short extract by the original artist and then play in full a cover that is either an improvement or very different.
Mon Oct 8th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
Judy Whitmore will present her “Desert Island Discs” – a selection of music that holds memories of significant events and occasions for her.
Mon Nov 12th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
presenter to be confirmed.
Mon Dec 10th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“The Christmas Quiz” – John Cartmell will be challenging our knowledge of music with his annual quiz.
Play Reading group
Tue Jul 24th 2pm at St Andrews Church Hall, Church Hill.
Rambling group
Wed Aug 1st The walk starts from the Navigation Inn, Old Warwick Road, Lapworth, Rowington, Solihull, B94 6NA. There is ample parking space.

The walk is just over 5 miles long, passing through Rowington and Baddesley Clinton and is pretty flat with one incline. It is mostly beside a canal and through fields, with a couple of short bits of road walking. There may be some brambles and nettles. There are 2 stiles and several kissing gates. There is the possibility of cows in a couple of the fields.
Lunch will be at the Navigation Inn and is optional. You can view the menus here: https://navigationlapworth.co.uk/
Those who wish to car share, please meet at Crabbs Cross car park to leave at 9.30am. Otherwise, please meet at the Navigation Inn for a 10.00 start.
Shakespeare short course
Wed Sep 12th Discussing 'Troilus and Cressida' - Act One
Wed Sep 26th Discussing 'Troilus and Cressida' - Act Two
Wed Oct 17th Discussing 'Troilus and Cressida' - Act Three
Wed Oct 24th Discussing 'Troilus and Cressida' - Act Four
Wed Oct 31st Discussing 'Troilus and Cressida' - Act Five
Wed Nov 14th 7pm - live screening of 'Troilus and Cressida' from the RSC at Redditch cinema.

Click on a picture below to see it full-size with more details.