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 Dec 17th Seasonal Stories - Ian Craigan
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Jan 7th 2020 Great Comedy Monologues - Jenny Rigby (Shakesperean Actor)
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Jan 21st 2020 Experiences of a Farm Vet - Josephine Rafferty
2pm at Community House, 103 Easemore Road, Redditch.
Tue Feb 4th 2020 A "Walk" Around East Redditch (with 1903 OS Map) - Anthony Green
2pm at Oasis Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch, B97 4QB
Tue Feb 18th 2020 Travels of a Cycling Birder - Gary Prescott (The Biking Birder)
2pm at Oasis Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch, B97 4QB
Tue Mar 3rd 2020 Clean and Decent, a Comical History of Personal Hygiene - Nigel Metcalfe
2pm at Oasis Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch, B97 4QB
Tue Mar 17th 2020 History of Enfield Cycle Company, Redditch - John Budgeon
2pm at Oasis Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch, B97 4QB
Tue Apr 7th 2020 Village in the Clouds, Nepal and Rotary Club - Gary Dancer
2pm at Oasis Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch, B97 4QB
Tue Apr 21st 2020 Further Eccentric Adventures with Macular Degeneration - Wendy and Roger Pepper
2pm at Oasis Centre, 4 Plymouth Road, Redditch, B97 4QB
Art Appreciation
Mon Dec 16th 10 a.m. Anglepoise Room, Canon Newton House, Kingfisher Shopping Centre. Fun art quiz and a pre-lunch festive fair.
Book group
Mon Jan 27th 2020 10.15.a.m. Discussing “The Haunting” by Alan Titchmarsh.

No meeting in December
Computer Users group
Wed Dec 11th 'Getting a quart into a pint pot' - compressing files to save space and other benefits. Santa may possibly be taking notice to help him pack all those presents into a single sack.

The topic for the session has been changed from 'spreadsheets'.
Wed Jan 8th 2020 The main topic for the morning is 'Shortcuts and other hidden features' - ways to speed up and make easier your work with the computer.

Our 'beginners start here' feature at the start of the session - designed particularly for those with little or no experience of computers - is 'Recovering deleted files'
Wed Feb 12th 2020 The main topic today is 'How to turn on your computer ... and turn it off'
... more features available than you may have realised!

Our 'beginners start here' feature at the start of the session - designed particularly for those with little or no experience of computers - is 'Why must I shutdown my computer? Why not just turn it off?'
Wed Mar 11th 2020 Today's main topic is 'Exploring Microsoft's Powerpoint presentation software'

Our 'beginners start here' feature at the start of the session - designed particularly for those with little or no experience of computers - is 'Moving, copying and deleting files'
Wed Apr 8th 2020 How to make your own audio-visual presentations
Digital Photography group
Mon Jan 6th 2020 Show and Tell - Anything goes
9.30 am to 11.30 am Webheath Village Hall
Mon Feb 3rd 2020 Ashley Grove speaks on Bird Photography
9.30 am until 11.30 am Webheath Village Hall
Mon Mar 2nd 2020 Annual Knockout Competition
9.30 to 11.30 Webheath Village Hall
Ethnic Eating group
Fri Jan 24th 2020 At The Nevill Arms. 12.45 for 1 p.m.

No meeting in December
Exploring science group
Fri Dec 13th 10am at Webheath Village Hall.
A scientifically-themed Christmas quiz, hosted by John Cartmell.
Fri Jan 17th 2020 10.00 am at Webheath Village Hall,
Jenny Pattenden, Prof Judith Grabiner, Maths DVD
Peter Dewell - “Measuring the weather”
Fri Feb 14th 2020 Visit to Wellesbourne Metereological Station
Further details by email
Fri Feb 21st 2020 10.00 am at Webheath Village Hall
Alan Hitchcock, Prof Judith Grabiner, Maths DVD
Daryl Barber, Half a life in Science
Fri Mar 20th 2020 10.00 am Webheath Village Hall
David Jones - Evolution of the Solar System
Fri Apr 17th 2020 10.00 am Webheath Village Hall
Household Science - chemicals and all that - further details later
Family History
Wed Dec 11th 2 p.m. at St Andrews Church, Church Hill.

We will look at the use of cousins in the widest sense—all your relations (and some hangers on in the guise of friends and neighbours) to see what they can offer to your research that you may have missed in the records.
French Conversation
Mon Dec 16th 10.30 a.m. for a French-themed lunch.
Lacemaking
Tue Dec 10th New member? Ring/email to discuss: 63923 Sheelaghkc@icloud.com
Latin Study group
Tue Dec 10th 2:30pm
Music in Our Time
Mon Dec 9th 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“The Christmas Quiz” – John Cartmell will be challenging our knowledge of music with his annual quiz.
Mon Jan 13th 2020 1.30 – 3.30pm Webheath Village Hall
“Covers of American Country songs that made it big in the UK” - Bob Pickett will play and talk about some very well known songs from the past that were huge hits in the UK but were originally American Country songs. Some of them you will recognise, but others are almost unrecognisable from the original.
Play Reading group
Tue Jan 28th 2020 No meeting in December
Poetry group
Thu Dec 12th 2-4pm
Spanish conversation
Tue Dec 17th 10am
Troy Study group
Mon Dec 9th 3pm, in Church Hill North. Then sessions in January, on dates TBA. We will start by discussing the story of the Trojan War, as told by Homer, and move on to the archaeology of Troy itself, the history of the surrounding regions, and then the impact of the story on the art and literature of subsequent civilisations. But that is open to change, depending on individual interests and group decisions. We will then arrange a group visit in February to the British Museum exhibition. If anyone would like to attend but has not yet registered their interest, you are very welcome but will need to contact Sue Gee for details of the preliminary reading.

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