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 May 7th AGM followed by our Latin group - Roman Food.
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue May 21st Writing the past - Mike Sharpe.
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Jun 4th Walking the Millennium Way - Richard Durman
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Jun 18th The Swinging 60's - Ray Sturdy
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Jul 2nd Worcester Porcelain: Past and Present - Colin Millett
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Jul 16th Peterloo - No Revolution? - John Cartmell
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Book group
Mon Apr 29th 10.15 a.m. Discussing “Ruin Beach” by Kate Rhodes.
Computer Users group
Wed May 8th Microsoft office and its (often much cheaper!) alternatives
Wed Jun 12th Become an expert in editing your photos in time for the summer holidays.
Digital Photography group
Sat May 4th Saturday 04 May – Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb – meet at 5.30 pm, details of where to be circulated nearer the date. The entrance fee for this event is £10.00.
Mon May 13th 9.30am to 11.30 AM Webheath Village Hall
Show and tell images from Shugborough and Kenilworth
Thu May 16th Visit to Curzon Street and the Think Tank Museum
Further details by email
Ethnic Eating group
Fri Apr 26th 12.45 for 1 p.m. at the Red Chamber, Redditch for a Chinese meal.
Exploring science group
Fri Apr 19th 10am at Webheath Village Hall
David Pattenden will give a talk titled 'The Simple Physics of Colour'
Fri May 17th No meeting at Webheath Village Hall but Jackie Hardy will lead a botanical visit to Trench Wood. More details to follow.
Fri Jun 21st 10am at Webheath Village Hall
Dr Graham Cope will give a presentation titled 'You've got to have guts!'
Around 40% of people have at least one digestive problem. This talk describes the causes of a range of diseases that affect the guts and how treatment works. The talk will explain new findings about how the gut functions and how diets and fast foods can be dangerous and cause problems with intolerance and may hold the key to a range of other diseases such as Parkinson’s.
Family History
Wed May 8th 2-4 p.m at St Andrew's Church Hall.
Directories + Writing Your History - including a look at the computer software that can help with notes, organisation, and putting our research down on paper in words, diagrams and pictures.
The Writing Your History series will continue alongside other topics from May to September.
Wed May 8th 1pm to 1:45pm at St Andrews Church Hall
Beginners' course in Family History Research.
Wed Jun 12th 2-4 p.m at St Andrew's Church Hall.
Plotting your Town/Village - making sense of where your ancestors lived by setting out where they and their neighbours lived, where they might have worked, and seeing how their lives might have been set by their environment.
Including more on Writing Your History.
Wed Jun 12th 1pm to 1:45pm at St Andrews Church Hall
Beginners' course in Family History Research.
Wed Jul 10th 1pm to 1:45pm at St Andrews Church Hall
Beginners' course in Family History Research.
Wed Aug 14th 1pm to 1:45pm at St Andrews Church Hall
Beginners' course in Family History Research.
Wed Sep 11th 1pm to 1:45pm at St Andrews Church Hall
Beginners' course in Family History Research.
Music in Our Time
Mon May 13th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“Desert Island Discs” – Sheelagh Cartmell will present her selection of music that holds memories of significant events and occasions for her.
Mon Jun 10th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“Drummers” presented by Malcolm Hall. A talk about famous drummers (including Redditch’s own John Bonham), their different styles, music and video clips. Malcolm will also demonstrating various techniques and sounds using his electronic drum machine.
Mon Jul 8th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“Desert Island Discs” - Ros Williams will present her selection of music that holds memories of significant events and occasions for her.
Play Reading group
Tue Apr 23rd 2 p.m. at St Andrews Church Hall. New members always very welcome!
Rambling group
Wed May 1st Meet at Crabbs Cross car park on Evesham Road by 9.15 for car sharing or meet at 10.00 in the car park of Hanbury Church (B60 4BP).
The walk should take about 2.5 hours and includes 4 moderate hills (2 up and 2 down) plus 4 stiles one of which is a litle tricky. It passes across the front of Hanbury Hall (National Trust cards not needed) and follows the Birmingham and Worcester canal for a short way. Distance 4-5 miles.
Lunch is at the Rose and Crown at Feckenham.
Shakespeare short course
Wed May 1st A short course on “Measure for Measure” - to lead up to the live screening in local cinemas of the RSC productions on July 31st.
2:30 to 4:30pm, Act I
Wed May 22nd A short course on “Measure for Measure” - to lead up to the live screening in local cinemas of the RSC productions on July 31st.
2:30 to 4:30pm, Act II.
Wed Jun 12th A short course on “Measure for Measure” - to lead up to the live screening in local cinemas of the RSC productions on July 31st.
2:30 to 4:30pm, Act III.
Wed Jul 10th A short course on “Measure for Measure” - to lead up to the live screening in local cinemas of the RSC productions on July 31st.
2:30 to 4:30pm, Act IV.
Wed Jul 24th A short course on “Measure for Measure” - to lead up to the live screening in local cinemas of the RSC productions on July 31st.
2:30 to 4:30pm, Act V.

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